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ATLANTA, Jan. 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) today reported traffic results for December 2007. System traffic for December 2007 increased 3.0 percent from December 2006 on a capacity increase of 3.1 percent. Delta's system load factor was 77.7 percent in December 2007, flat from the same period last year.

Strong demand for Delta's international product continued during December 2007, with traffic increasing 16.4 percent year over year on a 13.3 percent increase in capacity. This resulted in a record December international load factor of 79.9 percent, up 2.1 points compared to December 2006. Domestic traffic in December 2007 decreased 2.8 percent year over year on a capacity decrease of 1.3 percent. Domestic load factor in December 2007 was 76.6 percent, down 1.3 points from the same period a year ago.

"In December, consolidated unit revenues showed solid year over year improvement," said Glen Hauenstein, Delta's executive vice president -- Network Planning and Revenue Management. "International unit revenues demonstrated continued strength with significant increases in both yield and traffic, while domestic yields continued to strengthen as pricing actions implemented to offset higher fuel costs translated to higher yields."

During December 2007, Delta operated its schedule at a 98.2 percent completion rate compared to 99.0 percent in December 2006. Delta boarded 8.6 million passengers during the month of December 2007, a decrease of 2.0 percent from December 2006. Detailed traffic and capacity are shown below.

Delta Air Lines operates service to more worldwide destinations than any airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 321 destinations in 58 countries. Delta has added more international capacity than any major U.S. airline during the last two years and is the leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 500 weekly flights to 63 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 485 worldwide destinations in 106 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.

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                              Delta Air Lines
                       Monthly Traffic Results(a,b)

                      December 2007     December 2006       Change
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 RPMs (000):
 Domestic               6,404,406          6,591,161        (2.8%)
  Delta Mainline        4,971,205          5,182,169        (4.1%)
  Comair                  361,969            400,504        (9.6%)
  Contract Carriers     1,071,232          1,008,488          6.2%
 International          3,311,293          2,845,163         16.4%
  Latin America           962,648            924,375          4.1%
   Delta Mainline         914,338            889,301          2.8%
   Comair                     584                  0            NM
   Contract Carriers       47,726             35,074         36.1%
  Atlantic              2,210,663          1,834,437         20.5%
  Pacific                 137,982             86,351         59.8%
 Total System           9,715,699          9,436,324          3.0%

 ASMs (000):
 Domestic               8,357,442          8,464,422        (1.3%)
  Delta Mainline        6,438,568          6,600,489        (2.5%)
  Comair                  502,608            550,012        (8.6%)
  Contract Carriers     1,416,266          1,313,921          7.8%
 International          4,144,567          3,657,099         13.3%
  Latin America         1,200,398          1,238,610        (3.1%)
   Delta Mainline       1,133,093          1,184,812        (4.4%)
   Comair                     885                  0            NM
   Contract Carriers       66,420             53,798         23.5%
  Atlantic              2,761,408          2,305,143         19.8%
  Pacific                 182,761            113,346         61.2%
 Total System          12,502,009         12,121,521          3.1%

 Load Factor
 Domestic                   76.6%              77.9%         (1.3) pts
  Delta Mainline            77.2%              78.5%         (1.3) pts
  Comair                    72.0%              72.8%         (0.8) pts
  Contract Carriers         75.6%              76.8%         (1.2) pts
 International              79.9%              77.8%           2.1 pts
  Latin America             80.2%              74.6%           5.6 pts
   Delta Mainline           80.7%              75.1%           5.6 pts
   Comair                   66.0%               0.0%            NM 
   Contract Carriers        71.9%              65.2%           6.7 pts
  Atlantic                  80.1%              79.6%           0.5 pts
  Pacific                   75.5%              76.2%         (0.7) pts
 Total System               77.7%              77.8%         (0.1) pts

 Passengers Boarded     8,575,603          8,754,487        (2.0%)

 Endnote:
 a) Results reflect operations under our contract carrier arrangements
    with the following airlines:  Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc.,
    Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., Freedom Airlines, Inc., Shuttle America
    Corp., SkyWest Airlines Inc. for all periods presented, and
    ExpressJet Airlines beginning June 2007.
 b) Regional System includes wholly owned subsidiary Comair and
    contract carriers.


                             Delta Air Lines
                    Year to Date Traffic Results(a,b)

                      December 2007     December 2006       Change
 ---------------------------------------------------------------------
 RPMs (000):
 Domestic              82,432,769         82,414,302          0.0%
  Delta Mainline       64,323,968         65,477,336        (1.8%)
  Comair                4,599,990          5,256,789       (12.5%)
  Contract Carriers    13,508,811         11,680,177         15.7%
 International         39,632,189         33,718,399         17.5%
  Latin America        10,255,479          8,440,781         21.5%
   Delta Mainline       9,750,870          8,155,640         19.6%
   Comair                   7,882             33,704       (76.6%)
   Contract Carriers      496,727            251,437         97.6%
  Atlantic             27,929,185         24,133,763         15.7%
  Pacific               1,447,525          1,143,855         26.5%
 Total System         122,064,958        116,132,701          5.1%

 ASMs (000):
 Domestic             101,776,645        104,901,140        (3.0%)
  Delta Mainline       78,467,605         82,785,633        (5.2%)
  Comair                6,123,413          7,078,389       (13.5%)
  Contract Carriers    17,185,627         15,037,118         14.3%
 International         49,986,893         43,093,769         16.0%
   Latin America       13,475,576         11,537,918         16.8%
   Delta Mainline      12,770,049         11,138,762         14.6%
   Comair                   9,960             45,841       (78.3%)
   Contract Carriers      695,567            353,315         96.9%
  Atlantic             34,721,389         30,218,659         14.9%
  Pacific               1,789,928          1,337,192         33.9%
 Total System         151,763,538        147,994,909          2.5%

 Load Factor
 Domestic                   81.0%              78.6%           2.4 pts
  Delta Mainline            82.0%              79.1%           2.9 pts
  Comair                    75.1%              74.3%           0.8 pts
  Contract Carriers         78.6%              77.7%           0.9 pts
 International              79.3%              78.2%           1.1 pts
  Latin America             76.1%              73.2%           2.9 pts
   Delta Mainline           76.4%              73.2%           3.2 pts
   Comair                   79.1%              73.5%           5.6 pts
   Contract Carriers        71.4%              71.2%           0.2 pts
  Atlantic                  80.4%              79.9%           0.5 pts
  Pacific                   80.9%              85.5%         (4.6) pts
 Total System               80.4%              78.5%           1.9 pts

 Passengers Boarded   109,181,968        106,649,238          2.4%

 Endnote:
 a) Results reflect operations under our contract carrier arrangements
    with the following airlines: Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Inc.,
    Chautauqua Airlines, Inc., Freedom Airlines, Inc., Shuttle America
    Corp., SkyWest Airlines Inc. for all periods presented, and
    ExpressJet Airlines beginning June 2007.
 b) Regional System includes wholly owned subsidiary Comair and
    contract carriers.
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