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Delta Air Lines
IATA
DL
ICAO
DAL
Callsign
Delta
Founded 1928 (as Delta Air Service)
Hubs H.-J. Atlanta Int'l Airport
Cincinnati-N. KY Int'l Airport
John F. Kennedy Int'l Airport
Salt Lake City Int'l Airport
Focus cities / secondary hubs Ft. Lauderdale Int'l Airport
LaGuardia Airport
Orlando International Airport
Los Angeles Int'l Airport
Logan International Airport
Frequent flyer program SkyMiles
Member lounge Crown Room Club
Alliance SkyTeam
Fleet size 535
Destinations 272
Parent company Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Key people Gerald Grinstein (CEO), Edward Bastian (CFO)
Website: http://www.delta.com
Delta Boeing 757-232 at LAX in August 2003.
Delta Boeing 757-232 at LAX in August 2003.

Delta Air Lines (OTC Pink Sheets: DALRQ) (IATA: DL, ICAO: DAL, and Callsign: Delta) is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, operating a large domestic and international network that spans North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... SkyMiles is a second generation Frequent Flyer program of Delta Air Lines. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2238x449, 33 KB) Summary Delta Airlines logo Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... IATA airline designators are two-letter codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An Airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is the busiest airport in the world both in terms of number of passengers as well as the number of takeoffs and landings, surpassing Chicagos OHare International Airport. ... ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in the south-eastern portion of New York City. ... Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is an airport located in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... In the airline industry, a focus city is a location that is not a hub, but from which the airline has flights to at least several destinations other than its hubs. ... FAA diagram of FLL Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (IATA: FLL, ICAO: KFLL) is an airport located in Dania Beach, Florida between the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood in Broward County, 21 miles (33. ... FAA diagram of LaGuardia Airport (LGA) LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA) is an airport serving New York City. ... Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO) is an airport located in Orlando, Florida. ... Runway layout at LAX Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX), is the primary airport serving Los Angeles, California. ... KBOS is the airport identification code. ... A frequent flyer program is a service offered by many airlines to reward customer loyalty. ... SkyMiles is a second generation Frequent Flyer program of Delta Air Lines. ... An airport lounge is a lounge owned by a particular airline (or jointly operated by several carriers). ... The Skyteam logo The OneWorld logo The Star Alliance logo An airline alliance is an agreement between two or more airlines to cooperate for the foreseeable future on a substantial level. ... SkyTeam Alliance is the global airline alliance partnering Aeroméxico, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air and Northwest Airlines. ... Nickname: The Horizon City, Hotlanta, The Big Peach Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Gerald Grinstein is the current CEO of Delta Air Lines. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ... 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Nickname: The Horizon City, Hotlanta, The Big Peach Motto: Official website: http://www. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... See also: Asian and Eurasian World map showing Asia. ... Central America and the Caribbean (detailed pdf map) The Caribbean, (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Dutch: Cariben or Caraïben, or more commonly Antillen) or the West Indies, is a group of islands and countries which are in or border the Caribbean Sea which lies on...


Delta operates hubs at Atlanta, Cincinnati, New York-JFK, and Salt Lake City. Delta also has large operations in many other cities, including Columbus, Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, New York-LaGuardia, Orlando, and Washington-Reagan. Delta is also the leading carrier in Florida. Its major international gateways are Atlanta, Cincinnati, and New York-JFK. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is the busiest airport in the world both in terms of number of passengers as well as the number of takeoffs and landings, surpassing Chicagos OHare International Airport. ... ... John F. Kennedy International Airport (IATA: JFK, ICAO: KJFK) is an international airport located in Jamaica, Queens, in the south-eastern portion of New York City. ... Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is an airport located in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Port Columbus International Airport (IATA: CMH,ICAO: KCMH) is a public airport located 6 miles (10 km) east of downtown Columbus, Ohio. ... KBOS is the airport identification code. ... FAA diagram of FLL Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (IATA: FLL, ICAO: KFLL) is an airport located in Dania Beach, Florida between the cities of Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood in Broward County, 21 miles (33. ... Runway layout at LAX Los Angeles International Airport (IATA: LAX, ICAO: KLAX), is the primary airport serving Los Angeles, California. ... FAA diagram of LaGuardia Airport (LGA) LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA) is an airport serving New York City. ... Orlando International Airport (IATA: MCO, ICAO: KMCO) is an airport located in Orlando, Florida. ... Color enhanced USGS satellite image of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, taken April 26, 2002. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ...


In terms of passengers carried (87 million in 2004), Delta is the second-largest airline in the world (behind American Airlines). In terms of total operating revenues, Delta is the fourth-largest airline in the world (behind Air France-KLM, American Airlines, and United Airlines) As of September 1, 2005, Delta (including its wholly owned subsidiary, Comair, Inc.) served 178 domestic cities in 46 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as 71 international cities, including 10 future ones, in 45 countries. American Airlines Boeing 757 American Airlines and American Eagle aircraft at San Juan Note: For the arenas named after this company, see American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas), or American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida). ... Air France-KLM (Euronext: AF, NYSE: AKH) is an airline company incorporated under French law with its headquarters at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport near Paris. ... United Airlines, the major subsidiary of UAL Corporation, is a major airline of the United States. ... Comair (IATA: OH, ICAO: COM, and Callsign: Comair) is a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines and is flying a fleet made up of the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 200 and the Canadair Regional Jet 700. ...

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Business Structure

Delta Air Lines, Inc. is incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware. As of January, 2004, Gerald Grinstein is the Chief Executive Officer. Gerald Grinstein is the current CEO of Delta Air Lines. ...


Delta operates three airline brands:

  • Delta, the "mainline" brand, serves primarily long-haul, high-volume flights and most international services.
  • Delta Shuttle operates short-haul, high frequency service in a single-class configuration between Boston, New York, and Washington, D.C.
  • Song began single-class service on April 15, 2003 to compete directly against JetBlue Airways. Song's branding has proven successful in the Northeast-Florida market where it is seen as a "chic" alternative to Delta's mainline brand, placing live satellite TVs at each seat, buy-on-board gourmet meals, and martinis prepared at the passenger's seat. Delta announced in November 2005 that it would fold Song into its mainline operation during 2006. Song was not the financial success that Delta hoped it would be, but the Song brand proved to be a successful laboratory for testing service concepts to be incorporated into the larger Delta operation. It will remain as a brand of service on Delta aircraft, initially for transcontinental and other flights over 1,750 miles.

Separate regional airlines operate feeder flights, under brand-marketing and code share agreements, primarily to Delta hub cities under the Delta Connection banner. These airlines include wholly-owned subsidiary Comair, as well as independent carriers Chautauqua Airlines, Shuttle America (both subsidiaries of Republic Airways Holdings), SkyWest (a subsidiary of SkyWest, Inc.), Atlantic Southeast Airlines (a former Delta wholly-owned subsidiary acquired by SkyWest, Inc. in 2005), and Freedom Airways (a subsidiary of Mesa Airlines). American Eagle, the regional subsidiary of American Airlines, operates some flights in southern California codeshared as Delta Connection flights. Song is a low-cost airline brand owned and operated by Delta Air Lines. ... JetBlue Airways is an American low-cost airline operated by JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU). ... Code sharing is a business term used in the airline industry for a procedure whereby one airline operates a service using its own flight number, e. ... Delta Connection is the name under which five regional airlines operate routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... Comair (IATA: OH, ICAO: COM, and Callsign: Comair) is a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines and is flying a fleet made up of the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet 200 and the Canadair Regional Jet 700. ... Chautauqua Airlines is an airline based in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. It operates scheduled passenger services on more than 670 flights daily to cities in 30 states, Canada and the Bahamas, through feeder services under the names Delta Connection for Delta Air Lines, American Connection for American Airlines, United Express for... Shuttle America (IATA: S5, ICAO: TCF, and Callsign: Shuttlecraft) is a regional airline based in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... Republic Airways Holdings is an aviation holding corporation which owns three regional airlines operating regional jet aircraft in the United States. ... SkyWest Airlines (IATA: OO, ICAO: SKW, and Callsign: SkyWest) is one of two airlines owned by SkyWest, Inc. ... Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA) is an airline based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA flying to over 100 destinations. ... Mesa Airlines (IATA: YV, ICAO: ASH, and Callsign: Air Shuttle), a subsidiary of Mesa Air Group, is a US airline headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona which operates flights as Air Midwest, America West Express, United Express and US Airways Express. ... American Eagle Airlines is an airline based in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. It is a regional airline partner of American Airlines (both wholly owned by AMR Corporation), operating over 1,600 flights a day, serving 140 cities across the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. ... American Airlines Boeing 757 American Airlines and American Eagle aircraft at San Juan Note: For the arenas named after this company, see American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas), or American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida). ...


Of all major U.S. airlines, Delta is the least unionized. As of September 1, 2005, Delta had a total of 52,000 full-time equivalent employees, of which only 18% were represented by unions.


Delta awards the annual Delta Prize for Global Understanding in conjunction with the University of Georgia. Presented annually by Delta Air Lines and the University of Georgia, the Delta Prize for Global Understanding recognizes individuals or groups whose initiatives have helped promote world peace as well as globally significant efforts that provide opportunities for greater understanding among nations and cultures. ... The University of Georgia, located approximately 70 miles north-east of Atlanta in Athens, Georgia, is the largest institution of higher learning and research in the State of Georgia. ...


History

Early history

Delta timetable from 1934
Delta timetable from 1934
Delta Boeing 747, operated by Pan Am, at London Heathrow Airport in May 1974.
Delta Boeing 747, operated by Pan Am, at London Heathrow Airport in May 1974.

The company has its roots in Huff Daland Dusters, which was founded in 1924 in Macon, Georgia by several partners including Collett E. Woolman becoming the world's first aerial crop dusting company. Huff Daland moved to Monroe, Louisiana the following year. In 1928, Huff Daland Dusters was purchased by C.E. Woolman and renamed Delta Air Services after the Mississippi Delta, where its route connected Dallas, Texas to Jackson, Mississippi, via Shreveport, Louisiana and Monroe. By 1934, Delta Air began mail service from Charleston to Fort Worth, including Atlanta, Augusta and other stops in Georgia. Image File history File links The owners of timetableimages. ... Image File history File links The owners of timetableimages. ... Delta Boeing 747 at London (Heathrow) Airport in May 1974. ... Delta Boeing 747 at London (Heathrow) Airport in May 1974. ... Huff Daland Duusters was a crop dusting company founded in 1924 in Macon, Georgia. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Macon is a city located in Bibb County, Georgia, USA. It lies near the geographic center of Georgia, approximately 80 miles (129 km) south of Atlanta, hence the citys nickname as the Heart of Georgia. ... The city of Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Huff Daland Duusters was a crop dusting company founded in 1924 in Macon, Georgia. ... The shared flood plain of the Yazoo and Mississippi Rivers The Mississippi Delta is the distinct northwest section of the state of Mississippi that lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers. ... Nickname: Big D Motto: Official website: www. ... Jackson skyline Motto: Nickname: The Best of the New South and The Bold, New City Map Political Statistics Founded 1822 Incorporated Hinds County Mayor Frank Melton Geographic Statistics Area  - Total  - Land  - Water 276. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... The city of Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1941, Delta moved its headquarters from Monroe to Atlanta, Georgia, to center itself along its new route network that connected Chicago and New Orleans to Florida and Ohio which would later become a Delta hub. In the 1950s, Delta began flights from New Orleans to the Caribbean and Venezuela, becoming the number 2 U.S. carrier in the region after Pan Am and Braniff. On May 1, 1953, Delta merged with Chicago and Southern to expand routes in Midwest. In 1955 Delta introduced the "hub and spoke system" where flights are routed to a central point then sent out to other cities. By the early 1960s, Delta's route network stretched to the West Coast, and Dallas was emerging as its second hub city. For the movie, see 1941 (film) 1941 (MCMXLI) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... The city of Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... Nickname: The Horizon City, Hotlanta, The Big Peach Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Official website: http://egov. ... Nickname: The Big Easy Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 22nd 170 451 km² 260 km 800 km 17. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ... // Events and trends This map shows two essential global spheres during the Cold War in 1959. ... Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) was the United States principal international airline from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991, and was credited with many innovations that shaped the international airline industry. ... One of many different airplane livery designs of Braniff International Airlines. ... 1955 (MCMLV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... Nickname: Big D Motto: Official website: www. ...


Delta was the launch operator of the DC-8, which began service in 1959, and the Convair CV-880 in 1960. The DC-8's graceful swept-wing design inspired Delta to come up with a new logo which incorporated a new red, white, and blue triangle logo (the "widget"). Just a few years later, Delta became the launch operator of the DC-9. By 1970, Delta was an all jet aircraft airline. The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... The Convair 880 was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717. ... 1970 (MCMLXX in Roman) was a common year starting on Thursday. ...


1970s and 1980s

In 1970, Delta entered the "wide-body" jet era with the purchase of five Boeing 747s to service its new long-haul high density routes. However, Delta found no need for them and sold them a few years later. Shortly thereafter, Delta leased a small number of DC-10s as a stopgap until its larger order of the new Lockheed L-1011 TriStars could be delivered. 1970 (MCMLXX in Roman) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-412 The Boeing 747, commonly called the Jumbo Jet, is one of the most recognizable modern airliners and is the largest airliner currently in airline service. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 aircraft which was modified in Cambridge, UK, by Marshall Aerospace The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ...


Delta purchased Northeast Airlines in 1972 to strengthen its market share in the northeastern United States. Through the purchase, Delta began its long Boeing 727 operation. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Tuesday. ... Sun Country Airlines B727-200 The Boeing 727 is a large, single-aisle (narrow-body) commercial jet airliner carrying as many as 189 passengers. ...


In 1973 the Lockheed TriStar entered service for Delta. Delta placed these aircraft in international service from Atlanta to London in 1978; Frankfurt was added the following year. Delta's fast growth showed in August 1979 when it became the first airline in the world to board one million passengers in one city in one month (Atlanta). 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Skyline of Frankfurt (help· info) is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


Delta launched its first frequent flyer program in 1981 which became the SkyMiles program in 1995. In 1982, Delta took delivery of their first 767-200, named the Spirit of Delta, which was paid for "by voluntary contributions from employees, retirees and Delta's community partners. The effort, called Project 767, was spearheaded by three Delta flight attendants to show the employees' appreciation to Delta for solid management and strong leadership during the first years following airline deregulation." [1] The airplane remains the flagship of the Delta fleet, and was repainted in a commemorative paint scheme and toured the country to celebrate the airline's 75th anniversary in 2004. [2] 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... SkyMiles is a second generation Frequent Flyer program of Delta Air Lines. ...


In 1984 the company established its Delta Connection partnership linking local "feeder" airlines that served mid-size population areas to Delta nodes. The same year, Delta began its first flight to Hawaii (Honolulu International Airport) with L-1011 aircraft. That same year, Delta offered the nation's first public air-to-ground telephone system with Airfone, on the L-1011. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Delta Connection is the name under which five regional airlines operate routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... Official language(s) Hawaiian and English Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 43rd 28,337 km² n/a km 2,450 km 41. ... Honolulu International Airport (IATA: HNL, ICAO: PHNL) is the principal aviation gateway of the City & County of Honolulu and the State of Hawaii and identified as one of the busiest airports in the United States. ... Airfone is a brand of air-ground radiotelephone service offered by Verizon. ...


Delta was named 'Official Airline of Walt Disney World' in 1985, and their official ride in the Magic Kingdom was Delta Dreamflight. In 1987, Delta merged with Western Airlines and absorbed its large hubs at Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. That year, Delta began flights from Portland, Oregon to Tokyo, Seoul, and Bangkok, the airline's first transpacific routes, using L-1011 aircraft. Through these acquisitions and expansions Delta became the fourth largest U.S. carrier and fifth largest world carrier. Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, two water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses... This article is about the year. ... Delta Dreamflight (June 23, 1989–January 1, 1996) was an attraction located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom inside the Walt Disney World Resort, and was sponsored by Delta Air Lines. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Western Airlines was a large airline based in California, with operations throughout the western United States. ... Nickname: City of Roses, Stumptown, Bridgetown Motto: Official website: http://www. ... View of Tokyos Shibuya district Tokyo ) (help· info), literally eastern capital, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and includes the highly urbanized downtown area formerly known as the city of Tokyo which is the heart of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Seoul ( (help· info)) is the capital of South Korea (the Republic of Korea) and one of the most populous cities in the world. ... Bangkok from the Chao Phraya River at sunset, July 2004 The Wat Phra Kaew temple Bangkok Metropolitan Administration building Bangkok, known in Thai as Krung Thep ( (help· info)), or Krung Thep Maha Nakhon ( (help· info), IPA: ), is the capital and largest city of Thailand, with an official 1990 census population... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ...

Delta MD-11
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Delta MD-11

1990s

In 1990, Delta became the first U.S. airline to operate the MD-11 aircraft. Delta's most dramatic expansion came with its purchase of Pan Am's European routes in 1991 which included all north Atlantic routes and the Frankfurt, Germany hub, shortly before Pan Am declared bankruptcy. The purchase gave Delta the largest transatlantic route network which stands to today, and a small group of A310 aircraft that were retired after a few years. Thanks to these acquisitions, Delta became and remains today the leading U.S. carrier across the Atlantic, in terms of passengers carried and number of flights operated. Delta also acquired Pan Am's northeastern shuttle, taking delivery of a number of Boeing 727s, later replaced by 737-800s and 737-300s. This became today's Delta Shuttle. Varig MD-11 The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a Widebody Trijet powered by three engines. ... Pan American World Airways, commonly known as Pan Am, was the principal international airline of the United States from the 1930s until its collapse in 1991. ... 1991 (MCMXCI in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Airbus A310 is a short to medium range widebody airliner developed from the Airbus A300 and manufactured by Airbus Industrie. ... Sun Country Airlines B727-200 The Boeing 727 is a large, single-aisle (narrow-body) commercial jet airliner carrying as many as 189 passengers. ... Delta Air Lines ( NYSE: DAL) is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, operating a large domestic and international network that spans North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. ...


In 1993 Delta established a codesharing arrangement among other airlines, giving the company access to more destinations. By 1997 Delta began large expansions into Latin America and in 1999 introduced the Boeing 777 into its fleet, greatly increasing possibilities to longer non-stop services. 1993 (MCMXCIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Code sharing is a business term which first originated in the airline industry. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Air France Boeing 777-200ER The Boeing 777 is a family of long range widebody twin engine airliners built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


2000 saw the creation of SkyTeam, a global alliance, initially partnering Delta with AeroMéxico, Air France and Korean Air. Three years later, Delta implemented the largest domestic codeshare alliance with Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines, and SkyTeam is now the second largest airline alliance in the world. Currently, membership is made up of AeroMéxico, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air, and Northwest Airlines. Delta also has codesharing agreements with Air Jamaica, Avianca, China Airlines, China Southern, El Al Israel Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, South African Airways, and domestic partners Alaska Airlines, American Eagle, Continental Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines, Horizon Air, Mesaba Airlines, Northwest Airlines, and Pinnacle Airlines. This article is about the year 2000. ... SkyTeam Alliance is the global airline alliance partnering Aeroméxico, Air France-KLM, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air and Northwest Airlines. ... AeroMéxico, is Mexicos largest airline, considered for more than 11 consecutive years as the most on-time airline worldwide. ... Air France Boeing 747 Air France (Compagnie Nationale Air France) is a subsidiary of Air France-KLM. Before the take-over of KLM, it was essentially the national airline of France, employing 71,654 people (at January 2005). ... Korean Air Boeing 747 Korean Air Boeing 747 Korean Air (Korean hangul: 대한 í•­ê³µ; hanja: 大韓航空; revised: Daehan Hanggong; McCune-Reischauer: Taehan Hanggong) KSE: 003490 is the largest airline based in Korea. ... Continental Airlines (IATA: CO, ICAO: COA, and Callsign: Continental) (NYSE: CAL) is an American airline. ... Northwest Airlines (IATA: NW, ICAO: NWA, and Callsign: Northwest) is an airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, with three major hubs in the United States: Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and Memphis International Airport. ... Alitalia (Linee Aeree Italiane) (IATA: AZ, ICAO: AZA, and Callsign: Alitalia) is the national budget airline of Italy. ... CSA Czech Airlines (in Czech: ÄŒeské aerolinie (or Czech Airlines) is the Czech national airline company, based in Prague. ... {{{{{2}}}|{{{3}}}}} Air Jamaica is an airline based in Kingston, Jamaica. ... Avianca (Aerovias del Continente Americano S.A.) is an airline officially headquartered in Barranquilla, Colombia but with its main base of operations located in Bogota, Colombia. ... China Airlines (Chinese: 中華航空公司 (pinyin: Zhōnghuá Hángkōng gōngsÄ«), commonly abbreviated 華航) is the flag carrier of the Republic of China (Taiwan). ... China Southern Airlines (中国南方航空) is an airline based in Guangzhou in the Guangdong province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Categories: Airline stubs | Companies of Israel | Transportation in Israel | Airlines of Israel ... Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-700 landing at London (Heathrow) Airport Royal Air Maroc (commonly called RAM) is the national airline of Morocco and based in Casablanca. ... South African Airways (SAA), known simply as South African on their aircraft colour scheme, is South Africas largest domestic and international airline company. ... Spirit of Disneyland parked at Ontario International Airports gate 206 Alaska Airlines (IATA: AS, ICAO: ASA, and Callsign: Alaska), NYSE: ALK, based in Seattle, Washington, USA, has grown from a small regional airline to one carrying more than 12 million customers per year. ... American Eagle Airlines is an airline based in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. It is a regional airline partner of American Airlines (both wholly owned by AMR Corporation), operating over 1,600 flights a day, serving 140 cities across the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. ... ExpressJet Airlines (IATA: RU, ICAO: BTA, and Callsign: Jet Link) is a regional airline based in Houston, Texas, USA. It operates Continental Express services for Continental Airlines offering over 1000 daily departures to more than 125 cities from hubs at George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark... Horizon Air (IATA: QX, ICAO: QXE, and Callsign: Horizon Air) is a regional subsidiary of the Alaska Air Group, parent to both Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. ... Mesaba Airlines (IATA: XJ, ICAO: MES, and Callsign: Mesaba) is an American regional airline based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Pinnacle Airlines (IATA: 9E, ICAO: FLG, and Callsign: Flagship) (formerly Express Airlines I) is an American regional airline based in Memphis, Tennessee. ...


Delta was one of the airlines targeted in the failed Operation Bojinka plot: the conspirators planned to bomb a Delta MD-11 flying from Seoul to Bangkok via Taipei on January 21, 1995. Operation Bojinka (also known as Project Bojinka, Bojinka Plot, Bojinga, from Arabic: بجنكة – slang in many dialects for explosion and pronounced Bo-JIN-ka, except in Egyptian where it is Bo-GIN-ka) was a planned large-scale attack on airliners in 1995, and was a precursor to the September... Varig MD-11 The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a Widebody Trijet powered by three engines. ... January 21 is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Delta was a founding partner of the online travel agency Orbitz, which was purchased by Cendant in 2004. Orbitz, Inc. ... Cendant Corporation (NYSE: CD) is a New York-based provider of business and consumer services, primarily within the real estate and travel sectors. ...


2000 and beyond

Fleet transformation

In an effort to simplify its fleet and capitalize on cross-platform compatibility not only in pilot training but also maintanence, the airline began to retire its trijets in favor of twinjets:

  • The Lockheed L-1011, for many years the workhorse of the Delta fleet, was replaced in 2001 with the Boeing 767-400 (which was, in fact, designed by Boeing as a specific replacement for Delta's and Continental's L-1011 and DC-10 fleets).
  • The airline's many Boeing 727's, having begun being retired previously, were completely replaced with Boeing 737-800's in 2003.
  • Delta operated its last MD-11 flight on January 1, 2004, operating as Flight 56 from New Tokyo International Airport (now Narita International Airport) at 4:45pm. The aircraft arrived in Atlanta at 3:20pm. This concluded the MD-11's relatively short service in the fleet. MD-11 aircraft have been replaced with Boeing 777-200's. On September 23, 2004, a Delta spokesperson confirmed plans to sell eight MD-11s to FedEx.

Delta's entire active fleet is now comprised of twinjets, and the airline is the world's largest operator of 767 aircraft. Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 aircraft which was modified in Cambridge, UK, by Marshall Aerospace The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)(TYO: 7661 ) is the worlds leading aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, about 30 miles north of Seattle, Washington. ... Continental Airlines (IATA: CO, ICAO: COA, and Callsign: Continental) (NYSE: CAL) is an American airline. ... Sun Country Airlines B727-200 The Boeing 727 is a large, single-aisle (narrow-body) commercial jet airliner carrying as many as 189 passengers. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Varig MD-11 The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a Widebody Trijet powered by three engines. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Narita International Airport (Japanese: 成田国際空港 Narita Kokusai KÅ«kō) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Varig MD-11 The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a Widebody Trijet powered by three engines. ... Air France Boeing 777-200ER The Boeing 777 is a family of long range widebody twin engine airliners built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


Continuing Delta's fleet transformation efforts, the airline plans to retire four more aircraft types. According to a report by Aviation Daily[3], Delta is planning to retire its Boeing 737-200, -300, 767-200, and MD-90 fleet. A more recent report by Dow Jones Newswires (article at [4]) states that Delta's previous CFO Michael Palumbo aimed to drop the Boeing 737-200, -300, and 767-200, with the fourth type undecided, being either the MD-88 or MD-90. The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a family of twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliners, first manufactured in 1965 and subsequently, in greatly modified form, under a succession of different names. ... Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ), based in the United States is a publishing and financial information firm. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


Replacement aircraft are currently unknown, although it is expected that the MD-88 or MD-90 will be replaced by a Boeing 737 family aircraft, probably the 737-800. However, in August 2005, Delta announced the 737-300s operating their Shuttle services would be replaced by nine MD-88s from their discontinued Dallas hub and from Salt Lake City, with a consequent rise in capacity (14 seats per aircraft) and provision of premium services on those routes. Delta Air Lines ( NYSE: DAL) is a major U.S. airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, operating a large domestic and international network that spans North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. ... Nickname: Big D Motto: Official website: www. ... Nickname: Crossroads of the West Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


On September 7, 2005, Delta announced that it had struck a deal whereby Ohio-based ABX Air Inc. will purchase 11 Boeing 767-200 aircraft from Delta, adding to the one previously purchased through a similar arrangement made in July 2005. The new agreement calls for ABX Air to take delivery of six of the eleven aircraft in calendar year 2006, two in 2007 and three in 2008, with payment due upon the delivery of each aircraft. The total deal is worth $190 million. Delta also announced plans to keep the Spirit of Delta, the company's first 767-200, notably bought by the airline's employees. They plan to donate the plane to the Delta Heritage Museum, and it is currently on a farewell tour around the U.S.A. After 2008, when through these arrangements all other 767-200 aircraft will have been sold, the two remaining 767s will be sent to the same desert storage location where the majority of the company's L-1011's are located. Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus (largest metropolitan area is Cleveland) Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 34th 116,096 km² 355 km 355 km 8. ... ABX Air, Inc. ... The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Delta Air Lines Air Transport Heritage Museum is a company museum located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ...


Dire straits

As early as 2004, in an effort to avoid bankruptcy, Delta had announced a restructuring of the company that included job cuts, as well as plans for expansion of Atlanta operations by some 100 new flights, making it a 'super-hub' and requiring the airline to spread its flight schedule more evenly across the day. Further, by mid-2004 the airline has announced it would be closing its third busiest hub (Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport), which it did on January 31, 2005. However, 2005 was a year of struggle for the airline, as evidenced by major overhauls in pricing and route systems, as well as financial deals considered by many in the industry and press as desparate. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ... Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, and is the busiest airport in Texas. ...


On January 5, 2005, Delta introduced SimpliFares, a radical transformation of its fare structure, which cut its most expensive fares by as much as 50 percent nationwide and capped one-way domestic fares at $499 in coach class and $599 first class. However, due to continued high fuel costs, the company was forced to raise these fare caps by $100 in July, 2005, to $599 in coach class and $699 in first class. It also launched a system of "same-day confirmed" whereby for $25, a passenger is able to confirm a seat on a different flight instead of standing-by.


Also in 2005, Delta applied to serve a daily non-stop flight from Atlanta to Beijing, China starting in March, 2006, but rights were instead awarded to American Airlines operating from Chicago, and Continental Airlines out of Newark. 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is the busiest airport in the world both in terms of number of passengers as well as the number of takeoffs and landings, surpassing Chicagos OHare International Airport. ... (help· info), a city in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... American Airlines Boeing 757 American Airlines and American Eagle aircraft at San Juan Note: For the arenas named after this company, see American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas), or American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida). ... ORD redirects here. ... Continental Airlines (IATA: CO, ICAO: COA, and Callsign: Continental) (NYSE: CAL) is an American airline. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA: EWR, ICAO: KEWR), formerly known as Newark International Airport, is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ...


On August 15, 2005, in an SEC filing, Delta announced that it had finalized a deal to sell Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines for $425 million in cash to SkyWest Airlines in an effort to obtain money to avoid bankruptcy. Analysts called the move a desperate one, estimating ASA's worth at around $700-$800 million — a price which SkyWest would not have been willing to pay. August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ...


On September 7, 2005, Delta announced that it would cut 26% of its flights at its Cincinnati hub and redeploy aircraft to its hubs in Atlanta and Salt Lake City. The move will ultimately eliminate up to 1,000 jobs in Cincinnati. In addition and in hopes of increasing profit yields, the airline announced further international expansion into Europe and Latin America. September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... ... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is the busiest airport in the world both in terms of number of passengers as well as the number of takeoffs and landings, surpassing Chicagos OHare International Airport. ... Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is an airport located in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Bankruptcy

Unfortunately for the airline, none of these actions could prevent a bankruptcy filing, and on September 14, 2005, Delta filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for the first time in its 76-year history. The company cited high labor costs and record-breaking jet fuel prices as factors in its filing. At the time of the filing, Delta had $20.5 billion in debt, $10 billion of which was accumilated since January, 2001. Northwest Airlines' bankruptcy filing on the same day added grist to months of speculation that the two airlines might merge. A major challenge in such a scenario however, would be that unlike Delta, Northwest has failed to simplify its fleet in any meaningful way and as a result, the two airlines' fleets are almost completely dissimilar. September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... Chapter 11 is a part of the United States Code dealing with bankruptcy. ... An aviation fuel truck. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Northwest Airlines (IATA: NW, ICAO: NWA, and Callsign: Northwest) is an airline headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, with three major hubs in the United States: Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, and Memphis International Airport. ...


The future

On September 22, 2005, Delta announced the acceleration of restructuring activities, targeting an additional $3 billion per year in cost reductions by 2007. $970 million of this amount will come from debt relief, lease and facility savings, and previously commenced fleet modifications. Non-union workers' salaries will be reduced by a minimum of 9% across the board, with a 15% reduction for executive officers and a 25% pay cut for CEO Gerald Grinstein. Additionally, the company plans to lay off between 7,000 and 9,000 of its 52,000 employees. September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ...


As for its route network, Delta plans to alter its structure by reinforcing hub presence in Atlanta, Cincinnati, New York, and Salt Lake City, while at the same time increasing point-to-point routes, reducing domestic capacity by up to 20% while growing more profitable international route capacity up to 25%. In one of its more ambitious initiatives, on February 9, 2006, Delta announced its intention to expand to Africa, with non-stop flights from Atlanta to Dakar, Senegal and from Dakar to Johannesburg, South Africa [5]. The service was approved by the United States government, making Delta the only United States airline to have non-stop service to Africa. February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Johannesburgs skyline as seen from the observation deck of the Carlton Centre. ...


Fifteen days after the African plans announcement, on February 24 Delta, along with Continental Airlines and FedEx, saw their operations to Venezuela severely affected by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's decision to restrict flights coming into that South American country from the United States [6]. February 24 is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Continental Airlines (IATA: CO, ICAO: COA, and Callsign: Continental) (NYSE: CAL) is an American airline. ... ... President Hugo Chávez Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (born July 28, 1954) has been the President of Venezuela since 1999. ...


Based on these new inititaves, Delta projects a return to profitability by late 2007, based on a crude oil price model of $66 per barrel, in contrast to other bankrupt carriers' restructuring modeled on $55 per barrel.


Advertising

Delta has had several different slogans throughout its history:

  • In 1940, Delta adopted the slogan: "Airline of the South".
  • In 1968, Delta adopted the slogan: "Delta is ready when you are".
  • In 1987, Delta adopted the slogan: "We love to fly, and it shows".
  • In 1995, Delta adopted the slogan: "You'll love the way we fly".
  • In 1999, Delta adopted the slogan: "On top of the world".
  • In 2005, Delta adopted the slogan: "Good Goes Around".

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Incidents and Accidents

  • Note: This section is for major accidents only.

On July 13, 1973, Delta Air Lines Flight 173, operated on a DC-9 airplane, crashed into a seawall at Boston's Logan International Airport, causing the deaths of all 83 passengers and 6 crew members on board. One of the passengers initially survived the accident but died in a hospital. July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717. ... Seawall protecting homes from storm waves and beach erosion. ... KBOS is the airport identification code. ...


On the afternoon of August 2, 1985, Delta Air Lines Flight 191, on a Fort Lauderdale-Dallas/Fort Worth-Los Angeles route, crashed at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, killing 133 of the 167 passengers and crew on board due to severe microburst induced wind shear. The crash would later become the subject of a television movie. (Voice recorder) August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Delta Air Lines Flight 191 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Fort Lauderdale, known as the Venice of America, is a city located in Broward County, Florida. ... The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex encompasses the metropolitan divisions of Dallas–Plano–Irving and Fort Worth–Arlington, within the U.S. state of Texas. ... Nickname: City of Angels Motto: Official website: http://www. ... Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, and is the busiest airport in Texas. ... A photograph of the surface curl soon after an intense microburst impacted the surface A microburst is a very localized column of sinking air, producing damaging divergent and straight-line winds at the surface that are similar to but distinguishable from tornadoes which generally have convergent damage. ... Wind shear is a difference in wind speed and/or direction between two points in the atmosphere. ...


On August 31, 1988, Delta Air Lines Flight 1141, bound from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport, crashed after take-off due to improper configuration of flaps and leading edge slats. (Voice recorder) August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII in Roman) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Delta Air Lines Flight 1141 was a flight that flew from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, and is the busiest airport in Texas. ... Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is an airport located in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


Destinations

Further information: Delta Air Lines destinations This is a list of airports to which Delta Air Lines flies, and does not include cities only served by Delta Connection. ...


Through pending and confirmed routes to Mexico, Central America, Africa and South America, Delta expects a 124% growth in the Latin American market bringing them solidly to the #3 US carrier into Latin America. Commonly, Central America is the region of North America located between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America. ... A satellite composite image of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most populous continent, after Asia. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ...


Fleet

Delta operates an all-Boeing (including McDonnell Douglas aircaft) fleet. Delta's Boeing customer number is 32,i.e. 757-232, 737-832, 767-432. The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)(TYO: 7661 ) is the worlds leading aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, about 30 miles north of Seattle, Washington. ... DC-10, retired from American Airlines fleet at gate McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA)(TYO: 7661 ) is the worlds leading aircraft and aerospace manufacturer, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with its largest production facilities in Everett, Washington, about 30 miles north of Seattle, Washington. ... For alternate uses, see Number 32. ...


Delta has abolished three-class seating for international flights, replacing first and business class with a single premium class called "BusinessElite" on all 777-232ER and 767-332ER aircraft. First and economy class still exist on all other aircraft types.


Delta Air Lines was one of three carriers (American Airlines and Continental Airlines being the other two) to sign an exclusivity agreement with Boeing in the late 1990s. When Boeing acquired McDonnell Douglas, the European Union forced Boeing to void the contracts. However, both parties have been adhering to and intend to adhere to the terms under a gentlemen's agreement. American Airlines Boeing 757 American Airlines and American Eagle aircraft at San Juan Note: For the arenas named after this company, see American Airlines Center (Dallas, Texas), or American Airlines Arena (Miami, Florida). ... Continental Airlines (IATA: CO, ICAO: COA, and Callsign: Continental) (NYSE: CAL) is an American airline. ... DC-10, retired from American Airlines fleet at gate McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ... A Gentlemens agreement is an informal agreement between two parties. ...

Delta Air Lines Fleet (excluding Delta Connection)
Aircraft Number Orders Options Rolling Seats Cargo capacity Engine A/V
737-200 32 100 850 ft³ (24 m³) JT8D-15A No
737-300 21 128 850 ft³ (24 m³) CFM56-3B1 No
MD-88 120 142 1,253 ft³ (35.5 m³) JT8D-219 No
MD-90 16 150 1,300 ft³ (36.8 m³) V2525-D5 Yes
737-800 71 51 60 168 150 1,555 ft³ (44.0 m³) CFM56-7B26 Yes
757-200 121 183 1,670 ft³ (47.3 m³) PW2037 Yes
767-200 11 204 2,875 ft³ (81.4 m³) CF6-80A Yes
767-300 28 252 3,770 ft³ (107 m³) CF6-80A2 Yes
767-300ER 59 10 5 204 3,770 ft³ (107 m³) CF6-80C2B6F, PW4060 Yes
767-400ER 21 21 285 4,580 ft³ (130 m³) CF6-80C2B7F Yes
777-200ER 8 5 20 5 268 5,656 ft³ (160 m³) Trent 892 Yes

For full and accurate list see http://www.delta.com/about_delta/corporate_information/delta_stats_facts/aircraft_fleet/index.jsp The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... The Pratt & Whitney JT8D is a low-bypass (0. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... CFM56-3 CFM56, front view CFM International CFM-56 series engines is a family of high-bypass turbofan engines made by CFM International and has a thrust range from 18,500 to 34,000 lbf (82 kN to 151 kN). ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717. ... The Pratt & Whitney JT8D is a low-bypass (0. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717. ... Categories: Stub | Turbofan engines ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... CFM56-3 CFM56, front view CFM International CFM-56 series engines is a family of high-bypass turbofan engines made by CFM International and has a thrust range from 18,500 to 34,000 lbf (82 kN to 151 kN). ... The Boeing 757 is a medium-range transcontinental commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Pratt & Whitneys PW2000 series engines is a high-bypass turbofan aero engine with a thrust range from 37,000 to 43,000 lb (165 to 190 kN) built by Pratt & Whitney . ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The General Electric TF39 and CF6 family of high-bypass turbofan engines are the most popular large aircraft turbines in the world, powering civil and military widebodies from a variety of manufacturers. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The General Electric TF39 and CF6 family of high-bypass turbofan engines are the most popular large aircraft turbines in the world, powering civil and military widebodies from a variety of manufacturers. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The General Electric TF39 and CF6 family of high-bypass turbofan engines are the most popular large aircraft turbines in the world, powering civil and military widebodies from a variety of manufacturers. ... The Pratt & Whitney PW4000 is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines with certified thrust ranging from 52,000 to 99,040 lbf (230 to 440 kN). ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The General Electric TF39 and CF6 family of high-bypass turbofan engines are the most popular large aircraft turbines in the world, powering civil and military widebodies from a variety of manufacturers. ... Air France Boeing 777-200ER The Boeing 777 is a family of long range widebody twin engine airliners built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Rolls-Royce Trent 900 on A380 prototype Rolls Royce Trent is a family of high-bypass turbofan engines manufactured by Rolls-Royce. ...

Retired Jet Fleet
Type Year Retired Replacement Engine Model A/V
Douglas DC-8 1988 Boeing 757-232 Pratt & Whitney JT3D-3B No
Convair CV-880 1973 Boeing 727-232 General Electric CJ-805-23 No
Douglas DC-9-10 1972 Douglas DC-9-30 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-5 No
Douglas DC-9-30 1992 McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-80 Pratt & Whitney JT8D series No
Boeing 727-95 1977 Boeing 727-232 Pratt & Whitney JT8D series No
Boeing 747-100 1976 Lockheed L-1011 Pratt & Whitney JT9D7A turbofans Yes
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 1977/1989* Lockheed L-1011 / McDonnell Douglas MD-11 General Electric CF6-6D Yes
Airbus A310-200/300 1994-96** Boeing 767-332ER Pratt & Whitney JT9D series / Pratt & Whitney PW4152 Yes
Lockheed L-1011 2001 Boeing 767-432ER Rolls-Royce RB211 series Yes
Boeing 727-232 2003 Boeing 737-832 and, partially, Boeing 757-200 Pratt & Whitney JT8D series No
McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-11 2004 Boeing 777-232ER Pratt & Whitney PW4460 Yes

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The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names. ... The Pratt & Whitney JT8D is a low-bypass (0. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names, still in production today as the Boeing 717. ... The Pratt & Whitney JT8D is a low-bypass (0. ... Sun Country Airlines B727-200 The Boeing 727 is a large, single-aisle (narrow-body) commercial jet airliner carrying as many as 189 passengers. ... Sun Country Airlines B727-200 The Boeing 727 is a large, single-aisle (narrow-body) commercial jet airliner carrying as many as 189 passengers. ... The Pratt & Whitney JT8D is a low-bypass (0. ... Singapore Airlines Boeing 747-412 The Boeing 747, commonly called the Jumbo Jet, is one of the most recognizable modern airliners and is the largest airliner currently in airline service. ... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 aircraft which was modified in Cambridge, UK, by Marshall Aerospace The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ... This is a test The Pratt & Whitney JT9D engine was the first high-bypass-ratio engine to power a wide-bodied aircraft. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 aircraft which was modified in Cambridge, UK, by Marshall Aerospace The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ... Varig MD-11 The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a Widebody Trijet powered by three engines. ... The General Electric TF39 and CF6 family of high-bypass turbofan engines are the most popular large aircraft turbines in the world, powering civil and military widebodies from a variety of manufacturers. ... The Airbus A310 is a short to medium range widebody airliner developed from the Airbus A300 and manufactured by Airbus Industrie. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... This is a test The Pratt & Whitney JT9D engine was the first high-bypass-ratio engine to power a wide-bodied aircraft. ... The Pratt & Whitney PW4000 is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines with certified thrust ranging from 52,000 to 99,040 lbf (230 to 440 kN). ... Orbital Sciences Stargazer Lockheed L-1011 aircraft which was modified in Cambridge, UK, by Marshall Aerospace The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to reach the marketplace, following the Boeing 747 jumbo jet and the Douglas DC-10. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-300 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... RB211 powered Lockheed L-1011 The Rolls Royce RB.211 family is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines made by Rolls-Royce capable of generating 37,400 to 60,600 pounds-force (166 to 270 kilonewtons) thrust. ... Sun Country Airlines B727-200 The Boeing 727 is a large, single-aisle (narrow-body) commercial jet airliner carrying as many as 189 passengers. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... The Boeing 757 is a medium-range transcontinental commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Pratt & Whitney JT8D is a low-bypass (0. ... Varig MD-11 The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a Widebody Trijet powered by three engines. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Air France Boeing 777-200ER The Boeing 777 is a family of long range widebody twin engine airliners built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Pratt & Whitney PW4000 is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines with certified thrust ranging from 52,000 to 99,040 lbf (230 to 440 kN). ... The Convair 880 was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics. ... The Douglas DC-9 is a twin-engined jet airliner, first manufactured in 1965 and, in much modified form and under a succession of different names. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... The Delta Air Lines Air Transport Heritage Museum is a company museum located in Atlanta, Georgia. ... Nickname: The Horizon City, Hotlanta, The Big Peach Motto: Official website: http://www. ...


*Delta operated the DC-10 twice, once on lease from United before the L-1011s could be delivered, and again when Delta acquired Western Airlines in 1987.


**Delta experimented with Airbus aircraft for two years. In the end, they removed the A310 from their fleet because of a plague of technical issues with the model.

Delta Air Lines Fleet prior to the jet era

Up until the late 1960s, Delta Air Lines operated a fleet of propeller operated aircraft, including among others, the Convair 340, Convair 440, Curtiss C-46 Commando, Douglas DC-3, Douglas DC-4, Douglas DC-6, Douglas DC-7, Fairchild Hiller FH-227, Lockheed Constellation, and Lockheed L-100 Hercules. The Curtiss C-46 Commando and Lockheed L-100 Hercules aircraft were operated as cargo aircraft. A restored Convair 240 in Western Air Lines livery, at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California. ... A restored Convair 240 in Western Air Lines livery, at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, California. ... The Curtiss C-46 Commando was a transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Force during World War II. Also known to the men who flew them as The Whale. The C-46 served a similar role as its brother the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, but was not... The Douglas DC-3 is a fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft which revolutionised air transport in the 1930s and 1940s, and is generally regarded as one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made (also see Boeing 707 and Boeing 747). ... The designation DC-4 was used by Douglas Aircraft Company when developing the DC-4E as a large, four-engined type to complement its forthcoming DC-3 design. ... The Douglas DC-6 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1946 to 1959. ... The Douglas DC-7 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958. ... A Fairchild-Hiller FH-227B The City of Glens Falls of the defunct Mohawk Airlines, circa 1970. ... Lockheed L-049 Constellation TWA was one of the best-known Constellation operators. ... The Lockheed L-100 Hercules is the less successful civilian variant of the prolific C-130 military transport aircraft. ... The Curtiss C-46 Commando was a transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Force during World War II. Also known to the men who flew them as The Whale. The C-46 served a similar role as its brother the Douglas C-47 Skytrain, but was not... The Lockheed L-100 Hercules is the less successful civilian variant of the prolific C-130 military transport aircraft. ...


Directors

As of 2005, the directors of Delta Air Lines are:

  • John F. Smith, Jr., Chairman
  • Gerald Grinstein, CEO
  • Edward H. Budd
  • Domenico De Sole
  • David R. Goode
  • Patricia L. Higgins
  • Arthur E. Johnson
  • Karl J. Krapek
  • Paula Rosput Reynolds
  • Kenneth B. Woodrow

Gerald Grinstein is the current CEO of Delta Air Lines. ... David R. Goode is Chairman, President, and CEO of Norfolk Southern Corporation (holding company engaged principally in surface transportation). ...

See also

SkyMiles is a second generation Frequent Flyer program of Delta Air Lines. ... Northwest side of the Delta Center The Delta Center is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...

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