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): March 19, 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             (IRS Employer
     of incorporation)                 File Number)         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)


Letter to Certain Investors and Analysts

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta) will be providing to certain investors and
analysts a letter dated March 19, 2002, which briefly discusses Delta's expected
financial performance for the March 2002 quarter. The letter is included in this
Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.

Financial Performance, Including Expected Loss

Delta's financial performance continues to be materially affected by the
terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 and the aftermath
of those events as well as by increases in security, insurance and pension
costs. Excluding the unusual item described below, we expect to report a net
loss in the range of $350 to $380 million in the March 2002 quarter. This range
also excludes any impact from Delta's recently announced travel agent commission
structure changes.

As previously announced, Delta expects to incur unusual and non-recurring
operating costs of approximately $90 million, net of tax, during 2002. These
expenses are a direct cost of our capacity reductions and represent the
temporary carrying cost of surplus pilots, as well as requalification training
and relocation costs. Delta expects to record approximately $25 million, net of
tax, of this charge in the March 2002 quarter.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this Form 8-K including Exhibit 99.1 (or otherwise made by Delta
or on Delta's behalf) which are not historical facts, including statements about
our 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 our 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 our operations and higher costs resulting from
                  new airline security directives, including the Aviation and
                  Transportation Security Act;

         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 asset 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 our 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 March 19, 2002, and which we
have no current intention to update.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c)      Exhibits

Exhibit No.       Description

   99.1           Letter dated March 19, 2002



         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 Controller

Dated:   March 19, 2002


                                 EXHIBIT INDEX

99.1     Letter dated March 19, 2002