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 17, 2003

                             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.)

                  P.O. Box 20706, Atlanta, Georgia 30320-6001
                    (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)



Exhibit 99.1      Press Release dated April 17, 2003 titled "Delta Air Lines
                  Reports First Quarter 2003 Results"

Exhibit 99.2      Supplemental Data sheet dated April 17, 2003 titled
                  "Supplemental March 2003 Quarter Data"


Financial Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2003

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (Delta) today issued a press release reporting financial
results for the quarter ended March 31, 2003. The press release is attached as
Exhibit 99.1. Delta also will be providing supplemental data for the March 2003
quarter to certain analysts. The supplemental data is attached as Exhibit 99.2.

Pursuant to interim guidance from the Securities and Exchange Commission, this
information is also deemed furnished under new Item 12 "Results of Operations
and Financial Condition" of Form 8-K.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements in this Form 8-K including exhibits, oral statements made during
Delta's webcast conference call on April 17, 2003, 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 following:

                  (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 and airport security directives;

                  (c)      the availability and cost of war and terrorism risk
                           and other insurance for Delta;

                  (d)      potential declines in the values of the aircraft in
                           Delta's fleet or facilities and related asset
                           impairment charges;

         2.       the availability to Delta of financing on commercially
                  reasonable terms, which may be influenced by, among other
                  things, airline bankruptcies, the creditworthiness of the
                  airline industry in general and Delta in particular and
                  actions by rating agencies;

         3.       continued geopolitical uncertainty, including additional
                  terrorist activity and the effects of the war in Iraq;

         4.       general economic conditions, both in the United States and in
                  our markets outside the United States;

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

         6.       competitive factors in our industry, such as airline
                  bankruptcies, the airline pricing environment, the growth of
                  low-cost carriers, international alliances, codesharing
                  programs, capacity decisions by competitors and mergers and

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

         8.       changes in the availability or cost of aircraft fuel or fuel

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

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

         11.      the outcome of Delta's litigation.

Caution should be taken not to place undue reliance on Delta's forward-looking
statements, which represent Delta's views only as of April 17, 2003, and which
Delta has no current intention to update.


         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 17, 2003

                                 EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit Number                              Description

Exhibit 99.1               Press Release dated April 17, 2003 titled
                           "Delta Air Lines Reports First Quarter 2003 Results"

Exhibit 99.2               Supplemental Data sheet dated April 17, 2003 titled
                           "Supplemental March 2003 Quarter Data"