Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K
                                 CURRENT REPORT
     Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

        Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 16, 2002

                              DELTA AIR LINES, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

              Delaware                              1-5424                            58-0218548
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    (State or other jurisdiction           (Commission File Number)                 (IRS Employer
         of incorporation)                                                       Identification No.)

        Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Georgia 30320
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

       Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (404) 715-2600

                                 Not Applicable
          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


Financial Results for the March 2002 Quarter

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta) will today issue a press release reporting
financial results for the March 2002 quarter. The press release is attached as
Exhibit 99.1. Delta also will be providing supplemental data for the March 2002
quarter to certain analysts. The supplemental data is attached as Exhibit 99.2.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this Form 8-K including exhibits, oral statements made during
Delta's webcast conference call on April 16, 2002, and statements otherwise made
by Delta or on Delta's behalf which are not historical facts, including
statements about Delta's estimates, expectations, beliefs, intentions,
projections or strategies for the future, may be "forward-looking statements" as
defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking
statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from historical experience or Delta's present expectations.
Factors that could cause these differences include, but are not limited to:

1.       the many effects on Delta and the airline industry from the terrorist
         attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, including the

         a.       the adverse impact of the terrorist attacks on the demand for
                  air travel;

         b.       the change in Delta's operations and higher costs resulting
                  from, and customer reaction to, new airline security
                  directives, including the Aviation and Transportation Security

         c.       the availability and cost of war risk and other insurance for

         d.       the extent to which Delta receives additional financial
                  assistance under the Air Transportation Safety and System
                  Stabilization Act;

         e.       the credit downgrades of Delta and other airlines by Moody's
                  Investors Service and Standard & Poor's, and the possibility
                  of additional downgrades, to the extent it makes it more
                  difficult and/or more costly for us to obtain financing;

         f.       potential declines in the values of the aircraft in Delta's
                  fleet or Delta's facilities and related assets impairment

         g.       additional terrorist activity and/or war;

2.       general economic conditions, both in the United States and in our
         markets outside the United States, including the extent of the
         weakening in the U.S. economy and the related decline in business and
         leisure travel;

3.       competitive factors in our industry, such as mergers and acquisitions,
         the airline pricing environment, international alliances, codesharing
         programs, and capacity decisions by competitors;

4.       outcomes of negotiations on collective bargaining agreements and other
         labor issues;

5.       changes in the availability or cost of aircraft fuel or fuel hedges;

6.       disruptions to operations due to adverse weather conditions and air
         traffic control-related constraints;

7.       fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates;

8.       actions by the United States or foreign governments, including the
         Federal Aviation Administration and other regulatory agencies;

9.       the willingness of customers to travel generally, and with us
         specifically, which could be affected by factors such as Delta's and
         the industry's safety record; and

10.      the outcome of our litigation.

Caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking
statements, which represent our views only as of April 16, 2002, and which we
have no current intention to update



Exhibit 99.1      Press Release dated April 16, 2002 titled "Delta Air Lines
                  Reports First Quarter Results"

Exhibit 99.2      Supplemental Data sheet dated April 16, 2002 titled
                  "Supplemental March 2002 Quarter Data"


         Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,
the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                       DELTA AIR LINES, INC.

                                       BY: /s/ Edward H. Bastian
                                           Edward H. Bastian
                                           Senior Vice President - Finance and

Date:    April 16, 2002

                                  EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit Number    Description
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Exhibit 99.1      Press Release dated April 16, 2002 titled "Delta Air Lines
                  Reports First Quarter Results"

Exhibit 99.2      Data sheet dated April 16, 2002 titled "Supplemental March
                  2002 Quarter Data"