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VOL. 126 | NO. 238 | Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Delta Traffic Falls 1.9 Percent in November

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NEW YORK (AP) Delta Air Lines Inc. said that its system-wide traffic fell 1.9 percent last month, as a sharp decline in international traffic offset better results elsewhere.

The Atlanta-based airline operates one of its seven U.S. hubs at Memphis International Airport and is the dominant Memphis carrier, accounting for 167 of the 202 average daily scheduled flights during October, the most recent period available.

Delta said late Monday that it flew paying passengers 14.31 billion miles last month, compared with 14.59 billion miles in November of 2010.

Domestic traffic was up 1.4 percent, while mainline traffic – which excludes regional flying – rose 1.6 percent. Traffic fell 11 percent across the Atlantic and 7 percent across the Pacific. Results increased the most in Latin America, where traffic rose 5.6 percent from a year earlier.

Planes were fuller as the airline cut back the number of available seats. Delta's number of available seats, or capacity, fell 4.1 percent across its system. The most drastic cuts were made in flying to Europe and Asia, where traffic had been weakest.

The carrier's load factor, or occupancy rate, rose 1.9 percentage points to 81.4 percent. Domestic planes were even more full on average, at 83.5 percent.

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