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Encyclopedia > Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines
IATA
DL
ICAO
DAL
Callsign
DELTA
Founded 1924
(as Huff-Daland Dusters)[1]
Commenced operations July 17, 1929[1]
Hubs
Focus cities
Frequent flyer program SkyMiles
Member lounge Crown Room Club
Alliance SkyTeam
Subsidiaries Comair
Delta Shuttle
Delta AirElite
Fleet size 450 (+50 orders)
Destinations 324
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia
Key people Richard Anderson (CEO)
Edward Bastian (President / CFO)
Website: http://www.delta.com

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSEDAL) is a United States airline[2] based and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.[3] Delta operates an expansive domestic and international network, spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean. Delta flies to over 332 destinations in 57 countries (excluding codeshare), across 5 continents.[4] Delta is the only major U.S. carrier that flies to Africa.[5] On April 14, 2008, Northwest Airlines announced it would be merging with Delta to form the new Delta Air Lines[6]. Once in place, the "new" Delta would become the world's largest carrier. [7] Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... 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Contents

Overview

Delta Air Lines' flagship, the Boeing 777-200LR.
Delta Air Lines' flagship, the Boeing 777-200LR.

Delta operates hubs at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Salt Lake City International Airport, and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport; Delta's Atlanta hub is the largest/busiest airline hub in the world. Delta also maintains a secondary hub at Los Angeles International Airport. Delta has key city operations in many other cities, including Boston, Cancun, Fort Lauderdale, New York-LaGuardia, Orlando, and Tampa. Delta is the leading carrier in Florida, and carries more passengers across the Atlantic than any other carrier worldwide. Its major transatlantic gateways are Atlanta, Cincinnati, and New York-JFK. Transatlantic service started in 2008 from Salt Lake City to Paris. Its major Latin American gateways is Atlanta. The Los Angeles secondary hub was signifigantly reduced in 2008, ending the build up as Delta went from a high of 48 destinations from the airport to just 17. This new schedule at LAX as a small focus city begins in September. [8] An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Atlanta Airport redirects here. ... For the video game magazine known as CVG, see Computer and Video Games Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (IATA: CVG, ICAO: KCVG) is located in Hebron, unincorporated Boone County, Kentucky, United States and serves the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. ... Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is a public airport located in western Salt Lake City, Utah. ... This article is about the state. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... LAX and KLAX redirect here. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ... Cancún International Airport (IATA airport code: CUN) is located at Cancún, Quintana Roo at the Caribbean coast of Mexicos Yucatán Peninsula. ... , FAA diagram of FLL FLL redirects here. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) (pronounced ) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... MCO and KMCO redirect here. ... FAA diagram of Tampa International Airport (TPA) Drew Field in 1948 Aerial of TPA in 1971 Aerial of TPA in 2004 Tampa International Airport (IATA: TPA, ICAO: KTPA, FAA LID: TPA) is a public airport located six miles (10 km) west of the central business district of Tampa, in Hillsborough... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Transatlantic flight is any flight of an aircraft, whether fixed-wing aircraft, balloon or other device, which involves crossing the Atlantic Ocean -- with a starting point in North America or South America and ending in Europe or Africa, or vice versa. ...


In terms of passengers carried (approximately 119 million in 2005),[9] Delta is the second-largest airline in the world (behind American Airlines). In terms of revenue passenger miles, Delta Air Lines is the third largest airline, after American Airlines and United Airlines. Delta Air Lines serves more destinations than any other airline in the world.[10] In terms of total operating revenues, Delta is the sixth-largest airline in the world.[11] American Airlines, Inc. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ...


On April 14, 2008, Delta Air Lines announced a long-speculated deal to acquire Northwest Airlines for about $3.1 billion, a combination that will create the world's largest airline and could lead to a series of other deals to reshape the U.S. airline industry. is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ...


The new carrier will operate under the Delta name, and be based in Atlanta.


Delta said the carrier will maintain the nine hubs of both airlines in the United States, Europe and Asia, serving more than 390 destinations in 67 countries. The combined carrier will have $35 billion in annual revenue, more than 800 airplanes and 75,000 employees, according to Delta.[12]


The company

Airline operations

  • Comair a regional component of Delta Air Lines, Inc., - serves primarily domestic short-haul, low-density, high frequency flights.
  • Delta, the "mainline" component of Delta Air Lines, Inc., - serves primarily high-volume domestic flights and long-haul international services

This article is about the US airline. ... Regional Airlines redirects here. ... A mainline flight is one that is operated by an airliners main operating unit, rather than by its regional alliance, regional code-share or regional subsidiary. ...

Aviation business related operations, divisions, and subsidiaries

  • Comair, Inc.
  • Comair Holdings, LLC
  • Comair Services, Inc.
  • Crown Rooms, Inc.
  • DAL Aircraft Trading, Inc.
  • DAL Global Services, LLC
  • DAL Moscow, Inc., a 50/50 partnership with Aeroflot
  • Delta AirElite Business Jets, Inc.
  • Delta Benefits Management, Inc.
  • Delta Cargo, Delta's air freight division.
  • Delta Connection, a marketing brand given to flights operated by certain regional airlines on short- to mid-haul, low- to mid-volume routes, "connecting" hubs to airports where the larger "mainline" planes would either have a hard time accessing, go unfilled or too infrequently to be profitable.
  • Delta Connection Academy, Inc.
  • Delta Corporate Identity, Inc.
  • Delta DASH, Delta's same-day small package delivery service, part of Delta Cargo.
  • Delta Loyalty Management Services, LLC
  • Delta Shuttle, which operates high frequency, short-haul service using McDonnell Douglas MD-88s configured with a single-class cabin. The flights operate between LaGuardia Airport and Logan International Airport; and between LaGuardia Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Delta Shuttle operates with the same operating certificate, callsign, IATA, and ICAO codes as Delta Air Lines, Inc., unlike Delta Connection branded sub-fleets flown by other certificated regional airlines.
  • Delta Technology, LLC
  • Delta Ventures III, LLC
  • Epsilon Trading, Inc.
  • Kappa Capital Management, Inc.

JSC Aeroflot - Russian Airlines (Russian: ) (MICEX:AFLT RTS:AFLT), or Aeroflot (Russian: ) as the airline is commonly known, is the Russian flag carrier and the largest airline in Russia. ... Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... Next big thing redirects here. ... For other uses, see Brand (disambiguation). ... For regional airlines in Europe, see European regional airlines. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... The Delta Connection Academy is a flight school for pilots who want to fly for Delta Connection. ... Delta Shuttle is the brand name for hourly air service operated by Delta Air Lines on high-demand routes in the northeastern United States. ... // A short haul domestic flight is commonly categorized into being no longer than 500 miles or under 1. ... 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. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) (pronounced ) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) (pronounced ) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... , Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA, ICAO: KDCA, FAA LID: DCA) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) south of the central business district of Washington, D.C., in Arlington County, Virginia, United States. ... Delta Shuttle is the brand name for hourly air service operated by Delta Air Lines on high-demand routes in the northeastern United States. ... Operating certificate is a category of license issued by a government agency allowing an individual or company to provide a controlled type of service. ... In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, develops the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ...

Former subsidiaries

  • ASA Holdings
  • Song, LLC

Defunct airlines operated by Delta

  • Delta Express began service in October 1996 in an attempt by Delta to compete with low cost airlines on leisure-oriented routes. Its main base of operations was Orlando International Airport and it used Boeing 737-200 aircraft. It ceased operations in November, 2003 after Song was established.
  • Song began service on April 15, 2003 as a single-class airline operated by Delta to compete directly with JetBlue Airways from both airlines' hubs at New York-JFK. While the brand was considered a successful addition to the Northeast-to-Florida market, financially the airline suffered. As a result, on May 1, 2006, Song was folded in to the Delta mainline brand. The "Song" entertainment system will remain in place on certain long-haul domestic flights. Additionally, all former "Song" aircraft have been reconfigured to accommodate 26 First/158 Economy passengers. These aircraft are now focused primarily on trans-continental flights from JFK and ATL. Song used Boeing 757 aircraft.

As a historical footnote, Western Airlines was acquired on December 16, 1986, and was operated as a separate airline by Delta for over three months.[13] In a case by a union to stop the workforce integration, the U.S. Supreme Court wrote "On December 16, 1986, shareholder approval of the merger was confirmed and Western Airlines became a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta."[14] The changeover date for discontinuation of the Western Airlines brand and the date for merger of the two airlines' workforce was April 1, 1987, but for several months before that Delta had acquired Western and was operating it as a separate airline.[15] Delta Boeing 757-232 at Los Angeles International Airport in August 2003, showing the livery the airline instituted in 2000. ... A Ryanair Boeing 737-800 A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. ... MCO and KMCO redirect here. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... Song was a low-cost airline brand owned and operated by Delta Air Lines. ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Jet Blue database used in Exchange Server and Active Directory, see Extensible Storage Engine. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... A new restoration of a Convair 240 sports a Western Airlines paint scheme. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ...


Merger with Northwest Airlines

Main article: Delta Air Lines-Northwest Airlines merger

On January 15, 2008, Delta Air Lines was reported to be in merger talks with Northwest Airlines and United Airlines.[16] Although each airline declined to comment officially, many notable newspapers, as well as industry analysts, expected an announcement as early as mid-February 2008 as to which airline the Delta Board of Directors would like to pursue a merger. Delta asserted that it would retain its name and its Atlanta hub in any merger, possibly as the surviving airline.[17] By late February 2008 the merger discussions with Northwest Airlines appeared to have broken down over pilot seniority issues.[18] is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ...


On April 14, 2008, both Delta and Northwest Airlines announced that they would merge to create the world's largest airline, when including Northwest's partner, KLM. The Atlanta-based combined airline will have $17.7 billion enterprise value. The company also stated on April 14, 2008 that it agreed with its pilot union to extend the existing collective bargaining agreement through the end of 2012. The agreement, subject to a vote by the pilots, provides Delta pilots a 3.5 percent equity stake in the created new airline.[19] is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ... KLM can also refer to KLM (Human Computer Interaction) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij, literally Royal Aviation Company; usual English: Royal Dutch Airlines) is an airline subsidiary of Air France-KLM based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2012 (MMXII) will be a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


History

Early history

A Douglas DC-7 in Delta livery
A Douglas DC-7 in Delta livery

The company has its roots in Huff Daland Dusters, which was founded on May 30, 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. On September 13, 1928, Huff Daland Dusters was purchased by C.E. Woolman and renamed Delta Air Service after the Mississippi Delta, where its route connected Dallas, Texas to Jackson, Mississippi, via Shreveport and Monroe. The original directors of Delta Air Service were C.H. McHenry, Travis Oliver, and M.S. Biedenharn. By 1934, Delta began mail service from Charleston, SC to Fort Worth, with stops in Columbia, SC, Augusta, Atlanta, Birmingham, and Meridian along the way.[20] The Douglas DC-7 is an aircraft built by the Douglas Aircraft Company from 1953 to 1958. ... Huff Daland Duusters was a crop dusting company founded in 1924 in Macon, Georgia. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the rap album, see 1924 (album). ... For other places called Macon, see Macon Macon is a city located in Bibb County, Georgia. ... Collett Everman Woolman (October 8, 1889 - September 11, 1966) was the founder of Delta Air Lines. ... Aerial application, referred to by many as crop dusting, involves spraying crops with fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides from an agricultural aircraft. ... The city of Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Huff Daland Duusters was a crop dusting company founded in 1924 in Macon, Georgia. ... This article is about the geographic region of the U.S. state of Mississippi. ... For other uses, see Dallas (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... This article is about Jackson, the city and related subjects within the city. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... : Port City , River City , Ratchet City : The Next Great City of the South United States Louisiana Caddo 117. ... The city of Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... Augusta, Georgia is a city of 189,366[9] (2006 estimate) in the United States state of Georgia. ... Nickname: Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: , Country State Counties Jefferson, Shelby Incorporated December 19, 1871 Government  - Type Mayor - Council  - Mayor Bernard Kincaid (Current) Larry Langford (Mayor-Elect) Area  - City 151. ... Meridian is a city located in, and the county seat of, Lauderdale County in Mississippi, a state of the United States of America. ...


In 1941, Delta moved its headquarters from Monroe to Atlanta, to center itself along its new route network that now stretched to Chicago, Miami, and New Orleans. The logo for Monroe Regional Airport is based on the Delta logo, in honor of it being the airline's birthplace and the original headquarters for Delta. For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... The city of Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Miami redirects here. ... NOLA redirects here. ...


In 1953, Delta purchased the Chicago and Southern Air Lines, and flew under the name Delta C&S for the next two years. [21] Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... // History Chicago and Southern Air Lines started life as Pacific Seaboard Air Lines, which was organized on June 15, 1933. ...


Delta was the launch operator of the Douglas 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 red, white, and blue delta-shaped logo (the "widget"). Just a few years later, Delta became the launch operator of the Douglas DC-9. By 1970, Delta was an all jet airline. The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured from 1958 to 1972. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Convair 880 was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The swept wing of an Airbus A320 (British Midland A320-200) A swept-wing is a wing planform used on high-speed aircraft. ... The Douglas Aircraft Company was founded by Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. ... The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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. The initial route was a Los Angeles-Dallas Love Field-Atlanta routing. Delta also had an interchange with Pan Am using Delta 747 to fly to London Heathrow Airport. However, with the economic slowdown of the early 1970s, Delta found the aircraft too large for its routes and it sold them a few years later. Shortly thereafter, Delta leased five DC-10s from United Airlines as a stopgap until its larger order of the new Lockheed L-1011 TriStars could be delivered. The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ... Heathrow redirects here. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ...

A Delta L-1011
A Delta L-1011

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. 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. ... // Yellow Birds Around 1966, Northeast began repainting some of their aircraft and called their bright new yellow paint scheme The Yellowbird scheme. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ...


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). This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


Delta launched Delta Air Express in 1975, the first "high-priority, guaranteed cargo service"[22]. Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Delta launched its first frequent flyer program in 1981 which became the SkyMiles program in 1995. In 1983, Delta took delivery of its first Boeing 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."[23] The airplane remained the flagship of the Delta fleet until 2006, and was repainted in a commemorative paint scheme and toured the country to celebrate the airline's 75th anniversary in 2004.[24] Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... For the Jimi Hendrix song, see 1983. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661) is a major aerospace and defense corporation, originally founded by William Edward Boeing. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ...


In 1984, the company established the 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. Also in 1984, Delta began to offer the nation's first public air-to-ground telephone system with Airfone, on the L-1011. Delta was named 'Official Airline of Walt Disney World' in 1986, and its official ride in the Magic Kingdom was Delta Dreamflight, and was discontinued in the late 1990s when Delta's partnership with Walt Disney World ended. This article is about the year. ... Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... For the United States Air Force use of this facility, see Hickam Air Force Base. ... Airfone is a brand of air-ground radiotelephone service offered by Verizon. ... 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... 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. ...


In 1987, Delta merged with Western Airlines of Los Angeles and absorbed its large hubs at Salt Lake City and Los Angeles. Through these acquisitions and expansions Delta became the fourth largest U.S. carrier and fifth largest world carrier. Also in 1987, Ronald W. Allen became chairman and CEO. This article is about the year 1987. ... A new restoration of a Convair 240 sports a Western Airlines paint scheme. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


1990s

In 1990, Delta became the first U.S. airline to operate the McDonnell Douglas MD-11 aircraft [25], leasing two from Mitsui. Delta operated 15 MD-11s. Delta's most dramatic expansion (at that time) came with its purchase of Pan Am's European routes in 1991 which included all north Atlantic routes except Miami to London and Paris, and the Frankfurt, Germany hub, after Pan Am declared bankruptcy. The purchase gave Delta the largest transatlantic route network, a fleet of 21 Airbus A310 aircraft, and the Worldport (Terminal 3) at JFK. Due to these acquisitions, Delta became and remains today the largest U.S. transatlantic carrier, in terms of passengers carried and number of flights operated. Delta also acquired Pan Am's northeastern shuttle, inheriting of a number of Boeing 727s, and forming what is today Delta Shuttle. This article is about the year. ... 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 McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ... The Airbus A310 is a short to medium range widebody airliner developed from the Airbus A300 and manufactured by Airbus Industrie. ... Worldport was the trademarked name for Delta Air Lines Terminal 3 at John F. Kennedy International Airport when it was owned by Pan American World Airways. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... Delta Shuttle is the brand name for hourly air service operated by Delta Air Lines on high-demand routes in the northeastern United States. ...


In 1991, as one of the conditions for Delta's financial support of Pan Am, Delta had the rights to use the Pan Am name on flights across the Atlantic. Delta obtained all of Pan Am's remaining transatlantic rights, except Miami to Paris and London, in November, 1991, including the route from Detroit to London, despite Northwest Airlines' objections. It was an unusual route for Delta given its small presence in Detroit, and Northwest's correspondingly larger operations.[26] Northwest later attempted to buy US Air's (now US Airways) Baltimore-London route for $5 million and transfer the route to Detroit[27] but ended up buying the route from Delta in 1995[28] for a rumored $32 million. The naming right was never exercised even though the Pan Am name was a much more widely recognized name in Europe than Delta. Within weeks after the route and asset transfers were complete, Delta ended its financial support, which led to Pan Am ceasing operations on December 4, 1991.[29] Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ...


After withdrawing its agreed upon financial support, which would have allowed Pan Am to continue with a hub in MIA, Delta was sued for more than $2.5 billion on December 9, 1991 by the Pan Am Creditors Committee. [30] Shortly thereafter, a large group of former Pan Am employees also sued Delta. Delta was able to combine and move the cases from New York to Atlanta. Delta was also able to prevent a jury trial, which, according to Business Week magazine, its attorneys had stated it would likely lose. The Atlanta judge then dismissed the lawsuits.


In 1995, responding to Qantas and American Airlines innovation of codeshare agreements, Delta established its own code sharing arrangements with Swissair, Sabena, and Austrian Airlines, which launched Atlantic Excellence, disbanded in 2000, for codesharing with Air France which led to the Skyteam alliance. Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... 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. ... Code sharing is a business term which first originated in the airline industry. ... Swissair (Swiss Air Transport Company Limited) was the former national airline of Switzerland. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Airbus A320 Fokker 70 (superseded colour scheme) Airbus A321-100 landing Austrian Airlines AG is the flag carrier airline of Austria, headquartered in Vienna. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ...


By 1997, during which Leo Mullin was named CEO, Delta began large expansions into Latin America and in 1999 introduced the Boeing 777 into its fleet, for longer non-stop flights. During Mullin's tenure, Delta saw large expansions into Latin America and the Caribbean. This was also known as Delta's "technological growth period".[citation needed] Airport kiosks were introduced, Delta Technology was developed into an industry leading technology division,[citation needed] gate information display screens (GIDS) were rolled out, and internal software was thoroughly revamped. However, Mullin's legacy was ruined by labor woes, huge losses in the post-9/11 period, a major executive compensation scandal, and a bankruptcy filing months after he abruptly retired. 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. ... The Boeing 777 is a long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


Throughout the 1990s, Delta maintained a secondary hub at Portland for its Asia operations. In addition to regularly scheduled flights to Delta's primary hubs during this time (Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas, and Salt Lake City), several of Delta's flights to Asia were routed from Portland and Los Angeles, using L-1011 and MD-11 aircraft. Destinations included Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hong Kong, Manila, Nagoya, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo. 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. Today, all Asia operations from Portland and Los Angeles have ceased. Asian service is offered from Delta’s Atlanta and New York – JFK hubs to Mumbai, India; Toyko, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China (effective March 30, 2008).[31][32] This article is about the airport of Portland, Oregon. ... Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW, ICAO: KDFW, FAA LID: DFW) is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth,[2] and is the busiest airport in the U.S. state of Texas. ... Location Coordinates: , Country Settled Ayutthaya Period Founded as capital 21 April 1782 Government  - Type Special administrative area  - Governor Apirak Kosayothin Area  - City 1,568. ... This article is about a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Nagoya ) is the fourth largest city in Japan. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... This article is about the city. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... 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... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1996, Delta carried the Olympic Torch from Athens, Greece where it was lit, to Los Angeles, California for its traditional circuit to the Olympic Stadium in Atlanta, GA for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, of which Delta was the official airline. The olympic flame at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics The Olympic Flame or Olympic Fire is a symbol of the Olympic Games. ... For other uses, see Athens (disambiguation). ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Athens Olympic Stadium The Olympic Stadium is the name usually given to the big centrepiece stadium of the Summer Olympic Games. ... (Redirected from 1996 Summer Olympic Games) Categories: 1996 Summer Olympics ...


In 1998, Delta and United Airlines introduced a marketing partnership that included a reciprocal redemption agreement between SkyMiles and Mileage Plus programs and shared lounges.[33] This scheme allowed members of either frequent flier program to earn miles on both carriers and utilize both carriers' lounges. Delta and United attempted to introduce an even cozier codeshare relationship, but this was deal was effectively killed by ALPA.[34] The marketing partnership ended in divorce in 2003 and paved the way for an expansion of the SkyTeam alliance. United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... Alpa was formerly a Swiss camera design company and manufacturer of 35mm cameras. ...


In 1999, Delta was a founding partner of the online travel agency Orbitz originally began by a group of several major U.S. airlines, which was purchased by Cendant in 2004. Earlier in that decade, Deltamatic Computer reservations system was deprecated in favor of Worldspan. A travel agency is a business that sells travel related products and services, particularly package tours, to end-user customers on behalf of third party travel suppliers, such as airlines, hotels, tour companies, and cruise lines. ... This article is about the online travel agency. ... Cendant Corporation was a New York-based provider of business and consumer services, primarily within the real estate and travel industries. ... A computer reservations system (CRS) is a computerized system used to store and retrieve information and conduct transactions related to travel. ... Worldspan is a technology company that specializes in travel related software and systems. ...


SkyTeam, a global alliance, was created in 2000 and Delta partnered with AeroMéxico, Air France, and Korean Air. Three years later, Delta implemented the largest domestic codeshare alliance with Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines. Today SkyTeam now the second largest airline alliance in the world and continues to add members to its ranks.[citation needed] SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ... Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V., operating as AeroMéxico, is an airline based in Mexico City, Mexico. ... Air France (formally Société Air France) is Europes largest airline company. ... Korean Air (formerly Korean Air Lines) (KRXS: 003490) (Korean Air Daehan Hanggong) is the flag carrier airline of Korea, its global headquarters are located in Seoul, Korea. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ...


Fleet transformation in the early 2000s

In an effort to simplify its fleet and capitalize on cross-platform compatibility not only in pilot training but also maintenance, the airline began to retire its trijets (three-engine planes) in favor of twinjets (two-engine planes). Delta's entire active fleet is now composed of twinjets, and the airline is the world's largest operator of 767 aircraft: The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ... Stuttgart Airport (in German Flughafen Stuttgart, formerly Flughafen Stuttgart-Echterdingen) (IATA: STR, ICAO: EDDS) is an international airport located approximately 8 miles (13 km) south of the city center of Stuttgart, Germany. ... A trijet is an aircraft powered by three jet engines. ... A twinjet is an aircraft powered by jet engines. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ...

  • The Lockheed L-1011, for many years the workhorse of the Delta fleet, numbering as high as 56 aircraft in service. The last L-1011 (N728DA) was retired on July 31, 2001. The final flight operated as Flight #1949 from Orlando to Atlanta, and received a huge display of bittersweet fanfare from Delta employees, Hartsfield International Airport Fire/Rescue, and aviation enthusiasts, many of whom took the day off from work, or school to attend the historic final flight. The big Lockheeds were replaced with the Boeing 767-400.
  • The airline's many Boeing 727s were completely replaced with Boeing 737-800s 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-11s relatively short service in the fleet. MD-11 aircraft have been replaced with Boeing 777-200ERs. On September 23, 2004, a Delta spokesperson confirmed plans to sell eight MD-11s to FedEx. The remainder MD-11s were sold to World Airways for charter use, and some were converted to freighters for UPS.

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Bankruptcy

Logo of Delta Air Lines from March 2000 to July 2007 - Based on Soft Widget
Logo of Delta Air Lines from March 2000 to July 2007 - Based on Soft Widget

As early as 2004, in an effort to avoid bankruptcy, Delta announced a restructuring of the company that included job cuts, and an aggressive 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.[35] This was known to all Delta employees as "Operation Clockwork". Further, by mid-2004 the airline had announced it would be closing its fourth busiest hub (Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport), which it did on January 31, 2005. In a hugely concessionary move, the pilots at Delta agreed to across-the-board 32.5% reductions in hourly pay rates in order to help the company stave off a bankruptcy filing. The agreement also included numerous changes in work rules, granting the company efficiencies in staffing and scheduling. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ... Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (IATA: DFW, ICAO: KDFW, FAA LID: DFW) is located between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth,[2] and is the busiest airport in the U.S. state of Texas. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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. Airline fares are constantly in a state of flux, in addition to the constant change in fares due to the selling of seats allocated for lower fares. However, some claim that the SimpliFare is simply a marketing technique to alert the public that there is a maximum ceiling price for Delta's fares.[citation needed] Delta 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. in August 2007, the "same-day confirmed" fee increased to $50. is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Also in 2005, in an attempt to increase profitability, 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 to Shanghai and Continental Airlines operating from Newark to Beijing. Atlanta Airport redirects here. ... Beijing Capital International Airport, (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) (IATA: PEK, ICAO: ZBAA) is the main international airport that serves the capital city of Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. ... American Airlines, Inc. ... OHare International Airport (IATA: ORD, ICAO: KORD, FAA LID: ORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, United States, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (SSE: 600009) (Simplified Chinese上海浦东国际机场, Traditional Chinese 上海浦東國際機場, pinyin ShànghÇŽi PÇ”dōng Guójì JÄ«cháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, China. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ...


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.[36] This article is about the day of the year. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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.[37] 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. is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... ... Atlanta Airport redirects here. ... Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is a public airport located in western Salt Lake City, Utah. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... 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. ...


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 accumulated since January 2001. is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chapter 11 is a chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code, which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ...


Reorganization during bankruptcy

Boeing 767-300ER in the livery used from 2000 to 2007
Boeing 767-300ER in the livery used from 2000 to 2007

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 was to come from debt relief, lease and facility savings, and previously commenced fleet modifications. Non-union workers' salaries were to 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. In December 2005, the Delta pilots agreed to an additional temporary 14% cut in pay, piggybacking onto the 32.5% taken at the beginning of 2005. This cut was made permanent with the ratification of an agreement in June 2006. Additionally, the company planned to lay off between 7,000 and 9,000 of its 52,000 employees.[38] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 513 pixelsFull resolution (1900 × 1218 pixels, file size: 979 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER (N1611B) lands at London Heathrow Airport, England. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 513 pixelsFull resolution (1900 × 1218 pixels, file size: 979 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300ER (N1611B) lands at London Heathrow Airport, England. ... Air Canada Boeing 767-200 British Airways Boeing 767-300 The Boeing 767 is a commercial passenger airplane manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


As for its route network, Delta planned 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 (especially Asia, Caribbean and Europe) capacity up to 25%.


In 2006, Delta purchased rights to fly between New York and London from United Airlines.[39]


On February 24, 2006, Delta, along with Continental Airlines and FedEx, saw future operations to Venezuela severely affected by President Hugo Chávez's decision to restrict flights coming into that South American country from the United States.[40] As of March 23, 2006, U.S. and Venezuelan aviation authorities were able to negotiate a solution to their dispute, likely ensuring that Delta's operations to Venezuela would not be curtailed in the future. is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... Federal Express redirects here. ... The President of Venezuela (Spanish: Presidente de Venezuela) is both the head of state and head of government of Venezuela. ... Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (pronounced ) (born July 28, 1954) is the current President of Venezuela. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On March 7, 2006, Delta announced expanded service from its prominent hub at New York-JFK. In addition to the expansion of mainline service at the airport, Delta would partner with Mesa Air Group to provide regional flights throughout the northeast under the Delta Connection banner. At the same time the airline announced an expansion to a number of new cities from its Salt Lake City hub. is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mesa Air Group (NASDAQ: MESA) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based commercial aviation holding company that operates three regional airline subsidiaries: Mesa Airlines, Freedom Airlines, and Air Midwest, and five supporting subsidiaries. ...


Based on all of these new initiatives, Delta projected 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. Delta would eventually reach this goal of full year profitability in 2007[41].


Delta announced that coach travelers in the United States who have a flight longer than four hours will have on-demand programming on all those flights starting in 2007 at its main hubs in New York, Salt Lake City, and Atlanta. This was to counter entertainment offerings of other airlines like JetBlue Airways, and take place of Song Airlines' service. Delta claims to offer the leading in-flight entertainment system in the United States. Live programming and music are free, and movies will be available on demand for a nominal fee in coach and for free in first class.[42] Delta also intends to install an improved in-flight entertainment system on internationally-configured aircraft, featuring a personal selection of movies. The system will be installed in all classes on Boeing 767-400ER and 777-200ER aircraft, and in the BusinessElite section on Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.[43] For the Jet Blue database used in Exchange Server and Active Directory, see Extensible Storage Engine. ... The Boeing 767 is an American mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by Boeings Commercial Airplane division. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... The Boeing 767 is an American mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by Boeings Commercial Airplane division. ...


On November 9, 2006, the airline announced that it would recall 1,000 flight attendants that were previously laid off. In addition to the flight attendant recall, Delta announced in late December 2006 that it had exhausted its pilot recall list and was now accepting pilot applications for the first time in 5 years. They expected to take on close to 200 first officers through 2007.[44] is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On January 4, 2007, the airline announced an order for 30 Bombardier CRJ-900 regional jets with an option for 30 additional aircraft, pending approval of the bankruptcy court judge.[45] On February 9, 2007, the airline received bankruptcy court approval to buy these aircraft as planned. These aircraft will be operated by Delta Connection. is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Bombardier (disambiguation). ... The Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) is a small Canadian airliner based originally on the Canadair Challenger business jet. ... SN Brussels Airlines Avro RJ85 regional jet A regional jet (RJ) is a small short-range jet aircraft that is intended to fly passengers from smaller airports to larger ones, thereby feeding the larger hubs with passengers. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ...


Failed takeover attempt by US Airways

During the later part of 2006 and early 2007, US Airways Group, holding company for US Airways, proposed an acquisition of Delta Air Lines. The combined entity would have been operated under the Delta name. This attempt was withdrawn after failing to gain support from Delta's major creditors and opposition by Delta management.


On November 15, 2006, Bloomberg reported that US Airways Group, the parent of US Airways, proposed a takeover of Delta for $8 billion in cash and stock.[46] However, Delta's CEO reiterated that the best interests of Delta and its creditors were served by the company emerging from bankruptcy as an independent, stand alone carrier. In the ensuing days, Delta mounted an aggressive defense against the takeover attempt. is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bloomberg L.P. is the largest financial news and data company in the world, controlling 33% of market share. ... US Airways Group Inc. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ...


In addition to Delta management, Delta employees appeared to be extremely skeptical of US Airways management's claims that a merger would result in no job reductions and provide a more secure future for a combined entity. Employees had started wearing "Keep Delta My Delta" buttons and campaigning to raise public awareness of their opposition to the proposed takeover.[47]


On December 19, 2006, Delta announced (as expected) it rejected US Airways Group's proposed merger. Along with the announcement, it launched a media campaign against the merger to raise public support. The campaign, "Keep Delta My Delta", was picked up from the employee grassroots effort of the same name. The effort's website harbored an e-petition, quotes from prominent dissidents, and the effects the merger could have on selected localities. In its report, Delta cited many reasons for rejecting the bid, including it would lead to worse customer service, possible layoffs, an inefficient carrier, the carrier with the largest debt-load in the industry, and near-monopoly powers.[48] is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... US Airways Group Inc. ...


On December 20, 2006, Delta and its financial advisor, the Blackstone Group, declared that Delta would be valued at between $9.4 billion and $12 billion after emerging from bankruptcy, which would (at the time of this writing) give it a market capitalization comparable to that of Southwest Airlines Co. or greater than that of American Airlines' AMR Corp. and Continental Airlines, Inc. combined. US Airways Group CEO Doug Parker stated that Delta's self-valuation lacked credibility and was unrealistic.[49] Delta CEO Gerald Grinstein retorted by stating that the Tempe-based airline was "the worst of all potential merger partners".[50] is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) is a prominent private equity and investment management firm founded in 1985 by Peter G. Peterson and Stephen A. Schwarzman. ... This article is about the American airline. ... US Airways Group Inc. ...


On January 10, 2007, US Airways raised its bid by 20%, to $10.2 billion. The revised offer was set to expire by February 1 unless Delta's creditors opened the airline's books to US Airways and delayed a scheduled February 7 court hearing pertaining to Delta's reorganization plan.[51] Delta responded with a statement, claiming that "...the revised proposal does not address significant concerns that have been raised about the initial US Airways proposal and, in fact, would increase the debt burden of the combined company by yet another $1 billion."[52] That same day Delta Air Lines was speculated to be in talks with Northwest Airlines and United Airlines to fend off the US Airways bid.[53] CEO Gerald Grinstein, however, denied that any serious negotiatons were ongoing with Northwest or any other airline.[54] is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ... US Airways is a low-cost carrier[2][3] owned by US Airways Group, Inc. ...


On January 28, 2007, US Airways holding company raised its bid by another $1 billion according to the Wall Street Journal,[55] but company spokesmen denied any change.[56] On January 31, 2007, Delta's creditors rejected US Airways' hostile takeover attempt, and US Airways withdrew its offer to buy Delta. On the same day, executives and employees of the company gathered to celebrate the re-lighting of the historic "FLY DELTA JETS" sign at the company's main hub, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.[57][58] is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Atlanta Airport redirects here. ...


Emergence from bankruptcy

On April 25, 2007, the airline's bankruptcy plan was approved by the Bankruptcy Court. On April 30, 2007, Delta Air Lines emerged from bankruptcy protection as an independent carrier. Delta also unveiled a new logo and new paint scheme. Delta's bankruptcy exit strategy was vastly different from that of United in that it expanded its way out of bankruptcy, rather than retrenching[citation needed]. is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Delta's previous stock was canceled as of Monday, April 30, 2007, and new shares are trading on a "when issued" basis on the New York Stock Exchange. These shares began trading normally on Thursday, May 3, 2007. The starting price was around $20.00 a share, and went up to as high as $23.35. But investors showed little confidence in the stock as the price fell to $19.00 later in the week. [59] is the 120th day of the year (121st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Upon exiting bankruptcy, Delta also announced a 50% increase in operations at Los Angeles International Airport[60], thus establishing Los Angeles as Delta's second Latin America hub and new potential Asian gateway with a total of 99 daily departures. LAX and KLAX redirect here. ...


Post-bankruptcy

On May 10, 2007, Delta announced a partnership with US Helicopter, who provides service from John F. Kennedy International Airport to several helipads in downtown Manhattan.[61] is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... US Helicopter is an independent air shuttle service that operates regularly scheduled helicopter flights between the Downtown Manhattan Heliport at the East River foot of Wall Street at Pier 6 in Manhattan and American Airlines facilities at JFK International Airports Terminal 9 in Queens. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...


On July 12, 2007, Delta and its SkyTeam partners announced that they would forfeit slots in the European Union to relieve antitrust concerns.[62] is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ...


On August 21, 2007, Delta named Richard Anderson, former CEO of Northwest Airlines and executive at UnitedHealth Group, as a replacement for outgoing CEO Gerald Grinstein. Anderson assumed the post on September 1.[63] is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Northwest Airlines, Inc. ... UnitedHealth Group Incorporated NYSE: UNH is a managed health care company. ... Gerald Grinstein Gerald Grinstein is the former CEO of Delta Air Lines, Inc. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 14, 2007, Pardus Capital Management LP, a hedge fund that owns 7 million shares of Delta and 5.6 million shares of United, called for the two carriers to merge. This action sent shares of both airlines up. However, the two airlines quickly denied official talks of any merger.[64] [65] [66] is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... A hedge fund is a private investment fund that charges a performance fee and a management fee. ... United Airlines is a major airline of the United States. ...


Hub history

Former hubs:

  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport - Delta, until the early 1990s, operated a small hub at Chicago. It served thirteen non-stop destinations from its new Delta Flight Center, which opened in the summer of 1984. During this time Delta also maintained a flight attendant base in Chicago.
  • Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport - Delta at one time operated over 200 flights a day from DFW. At times, it was Delta's second largest hub. Delta closed the hub in February 2005.
  • Frankfurt International Airport - Delta's Frankfurt hub was acquired from Pan Am. Delta dismantled the hub in 1997.
  • Los Angeles International Airport - LAX is still a small Delta focus city. It used to be a gateway to Latin America, but high fuel prices reduced the 17 Latin destinations down to zero. Delta has under 50 flights per day from LAX and has a market share of 7.7%, which is a distant fourth behind United Airlines, American Airlines, and Southwest Airlines. Delta had planned to make LAX a major hub, but those plans have since been reduced to just a focus city as Delta now has a grand total of only 17 destinations at the airport. [67]

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  • Portland International Airport - Portland, Oregon (PDX) was at one time Delta's premier Asian gateway. It was closed in 2001, further described in the 'route eliminations' section of this article.

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Fuel crisis

On March 18, 2008, Delta announced that it was offering voluntary severance payouts for up to 30,000 employees (though the target headcount reduction is significantly less than that), and that it would cut domestic capacity by 5%.[69] is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Advertising

Sign installation visible from departing flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Sign installation visible from departing flights at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Delta has had several different slogans throughout its history: Atlanta Airport redirects here. ...

  • In 1940, Delta adopted the slogan: "Airline of the South".
  • In 1961, Delta adopted the slogan: "The Air Line with the Big Jets".
  • In 1966, with the introduction of the first Series 61 DC-8, Delta adopted the slogan "Fly big to Florida... Fly Delta!". Bob Hope, known in ads as Bob "Super DC-8" Hope, was Delta's spokesperson at the time.
  • In 1968, Delta adopted the slogan: "Delta is ready when you are".
  • In 1972, Delta adopted the slogan: "Fly the best with Delta".
  • In 1976, Delta adopted the slogan: "Celebrate the Bicentennial with Delta".
  • In 1980, Delta adopted the slogan: "Delta is the Best".
  • In the interim period between 1984 and 1986 Delta adopted the slogan: "Delta gets you there with care".
  • In 1986, Delta became: "The Official Airline of Walt Disney World".
  • In 1987, Delta adopted the slogan: "The Best Get Better", reflective of the airline's merger with Western Airlines.
  • In 1987, Delta adopted the slogan: "We Love To Fly, And It Shows".
  • In 1989, Delta became: "The Official Airline of Disneyland and Walt Disney World".
  • In 1991, Delta adopted the slogan: "Delta is your choice for flying."
  • In 1994, Delta adopted the slogan: "You'll love the way we fly".
  • In 1996, Delta adopted the slogan: "On top of the world". This slogan was launched at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, for which Delta was the official airline.
  • In 2000, Delta adopted the slogan: "Fly___", in which the blank was filled in according to the context of the slogan's usage. For example, on the airline's cocktail napkins, the slogan was "Fly 'refreshed'". For luggage tags, the slogan read "Fly 'for business'" or "Fly 'me home'".
  • Immediately after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Delta adopted the slogan, "Delta remembers America".
  • In 2004, Delta adopted a marketing scheme using "Secret Places - ___", in which the blank was filled in according to the picture being used in the advertisement (and coinciding with a major Delta destination). Several examples of this marketing remain in place on jetways and in gate waiting areas in Atlanta and New York-JFK.
  • In 2005, Delta adopted the slogan: "Good Goes Around"[70]
  • In 2007, Delta Air Lines exited bankruptcy; to highlight surrounding changes, the airline chose "Change Is:__________" (in which the blank was filled according to the context of the slogan's usage) as its slogan. Other advertisements used the tagline "Change Is: Delta" in a play on the use of the Greek letter delta to denote the difference operator in mathematics.
  • In 2008, as part of the rebranding project and not a traditional advertising campaign, a new safety video featuring a flight attendant premiered on YouTube in early 2008 garnering almost 1 million hits and the attention of news outlets, specifically for the video's camp and cheek tones mixed with the serious safety message. The flight attendant, Katherine Lee, has been dubbed "Deltalina" by the media for her similar appearance to movie star Angelina Jolie. [71] [72] [73] [74]

Karl Jenkins' Adiemus project began in 1994 as a music project for Delta Air Lines' European advertising campaign. The song was later released on the albums Pure Moods and Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary, and was also used in Delta's commercials in the United States from 1996 until 1999.[citation needed] For the Bob Marley song, see Slogans (song). ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured between 1959 and 1972. ... Bob Hope, KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), born Leslie Townes Hope, was an English-Born American entertainer who appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, in movies, and in performing tours for U.S. Military personnel, well known for his good natured humor and career longevity. ... 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... A new restoration of a Convair 240 sports a Western Airlines paint scheme. ... Disneyland is a theme park that is located at 1313 South Harbor Boulevard in Anaheim, California, USA. It opened on July 17, 1955. ... 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... The 1996 Summer Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were celebrated in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... Look up Δ, δ in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In mathematics, a difference operator maps a function f(x) to another function f(x + a) − f(x + b). ... Jolie redirects here. ... Karl William Jenkins OBE (born February 17, 1944) is a Welsh musician and composer. ... Adiemus (pronounced ) is the title of a series of albums by British composer Karl Jenkins. ... Pure Moods is a series of compilation albums of New Age music released by Virgin Records. ...


Delta awards the annual Delta Prize for Global Understanding in conjunction with the University of Georgia.[75] 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. ... UGA Main Library The University of Georgia (UGA) is the largest institution of higher learning in the U.S. state of Georgia. ...


Personnel

Between its mainline operation and subsidiaries, Delta employs approximately 48,000 people. A mainline flight is one that is operated by an airliners main operating unit, rather than by its regional alliance, regional code-share or regional subsidiary. ...


Delta's approximately 7,000 pilots are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). The union has represented Delta pilots since 1940.[76] Pilot domiciles are located in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New York City, and Salt Lake City.


The company's approximately 350 flight dispatchers are represented by the Professional Airline Flight Control Association (PAFCA).


The rest of Delta's workforce, in contrast to other legacy air carriers, is nonunion.


Destinations

Further information: Delta Air Lines destinations
  • Delta (including its wholly owned subsidiary Comair, Inc. and regional service carriers), serves 240 domestic cities in 49 states. The airline also serves Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, in addition to 57 countries.
  • Delta is the only airline in the world to serve over 300 destinations--310 in total.[4]
  • Delta operates 1,632 flights per day.[77]

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Significant past route eliminations

Airline routes occasionally change as the public's travel patterns change and if a route becomes unprofitable. Although Delta serves the most destinations of any US airline, it has also eliminated the most destinations of any major US airline as well. Some routes that have been eliminated include:

  • Delta served several cities in Asia, including Bangkok, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Taipei, from Portland and Los Angeles, using L1011s with stops in Anchorage for refueling.
  • With Delta's acquisition of Pan Am's Frankfurt hub, a number of new routes started to the city, including San Francisco, Orlando, Los Angeles, and Dallas-Fort Worth. The hub at Frankfurt would eventually be closed.
  • Tag end services between medium sized cities in the southern United States to the Atlanta and Dallas-Fort Worth hubs have been superseded by nonstop Delta Connection service to the hub cities. Discontinued services have included Shreveport-Monroe and Birmingham-Jackson, Mississippi.
  • Closure of the Dallas-Fort Worth hub, created after Braniff Airlines ceased operations in 1982, in 2005 as noted elsewhere in this article.
  • Closure of gateway facilities in Portland, Oregon (PDX) including a cargo facility, which served Delta destinations in Asia.
  • Expansion of Western Airlines' Los Angeles hub service after acquisition of that airline, including the starting of a Tokyo-Los Angeles route using the then-new MD-11 aircraft. After 2000 flights were significantly reduced including elimination of Tokyo-Los Angeles. In 2006/2007, Delta started adding new routes out of LAX through its connection carriers, signaling a build up of LAX again. Most of the routes added have since been eliminated in 2008. Delta went from a high of 48 destinations at LAX to just 34, ending the build up and confirming Delta's presence at LAX as just a focus city.
  • Delta acquired several routes to Honolulu (HNL) with the purchase of Western Airlines. These services from Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City operated initially on Western's DC-10 aircraft, and later on the L-1011 and 767-400 including a nonstop from Atlanta. In 2007 Delta eliminated the San Francisco-Honolulu route and withdrew some 767-400 service Los Angeles-Honolulu in favor of smaller aircraft.

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Future destinations

  • Delta announced that it has applied to the US Department of Transportation to begin nonstop flights to Bogotá, Colombia starting in August 19,2008 from New York-JFK and then to both Cali and Medellín from Atlanta. These routes are currently subject to US government approval.[79]
  • Delta has begun inquiries with Boeing to find ways of increasing the range of the Boeing 777-200LR. The added range would allow Delta to pursue a non-stop flight from either Atlanta or JFK to Sydney, Australia.[81]
  • Delta applied to the US DOT to begin nonstop flights from New York-JFK to Buenos Aires; this route is currently awaiting government approval[84].
  • Delta announced flights from New York-JFK to Dakar and then on to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, which services Nairobi, Kenya. Due to political unrest, Delta now plans to inaugurate service in 2009 [85]
  • Delta announced flights from New York-JFK to Sofia Airport, Delta now plans to inaugurate service in 2009[citation needed]

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Fleet

Boeing 767-300 at Venice Marco Polo Airport

Delta Air Lines has an all-Boeing (including McDonnell Douglas aircraft) fleet. Delta was one of the last major airlines to operate the original Boeing 737-200 models, until the last of these aircraft retired in 2006. Delta has the largest fleets of Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 aircraft of any airline. It is the second largest operator of the McDonnell Douglas MD-80 (behind American Airlines). The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ... Venice Marco Polo Airport (IATA: VCE, ICAO: LIPZ) is an airport located on the Italian mainland near Venice, Italy, in Tessera, a frazione of the commune of Venice nearest to Mestre that, before Fascism, was an autonomous commune. ... Boeing Commercial Airplanes is a unit of The Boeing Company, based in Renton, Washington consisting of the Seattle-based former Boeing Airplane Company (the civil airliner division), as well as the Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft division of the former McDonnell Douglas Corporation. ... 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 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ... 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. ... American Airlines, Inc. ...


Delta Air Lines is the only MD-90 operator in the Western Hemisphere,[86]. Initially, Delta had a large order for MD-90s to replace the Boeing 727 fleet. After McDonnell-Douglas was acquired by Boeing, Delta canceled its remaining MD-90s on order and ordered the longer-range Boeing 737-800 instead, but has hinted it may acquire some second-hand MD-90s (possibly from China Southern Airlines) for domestic expansion at Salt Lake City International Airport, thus freeing 737-800s for longer routes from Delta's other hubs. China Southern Airlines (中国南方航空公司) (SEHK: 1055, NYSE: ZNH) is an airline based in Guangzhou in the Guangdong province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA: SLC, ICAO: KSLC) is a public airport located in western Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


All sixteen MD-90 Delta aircraft are based at the Salt Lake City hub. This is because the MD-88 has smaller, more slender low-bypass Pratt & Whitney JT8D-219 engines making it more difficult for them to depart on the hot, dry summer days in Salt Lake City. Therefore, the MD-90s with its more powerful high-bypass International Aero V2525-D5 engines are used.[87] Some MD-90s were also based at Delta's former Dallas-Fort Worth hub until the hub closed in 2005. Schematic diagram of high-bypass turbofan engine CFM56-3 turbofan, lower half, side view. ... Pratt & Whitney is an American aircraft engine manufacturer whose products are widely used in both civil and military aircraft. ... The Pratt & Whitney JT8D jet engine was introduced by Pratt & Whitney in February 1964 with the inaugural flight of the Boeings 727. ... In aviation, hot and high is the ability of an airplane to operate safely from airports in very warm climates or very high elevations. ... Schematic diagram of high-bypass turbofan engine CFM56-3 turbofan, lower half, side view. ... An Airbus A320-232 with V2500 engines IAE International Aero Engines AG is a Zürich-registered joint venture formed in 1983. ... V2500 powered British Midland Airbus A320 The V2500 is a two-shaft high-bypass turbofan engine which powers the Airbus A320 family (A320, A321, A319 and the Airbus Corporate Jet), and the McDonnell Douglas MD-90 family. ...


Delta's Boeing 737-800 airplanes have an empty area in the rear cabin where seats are normally located. Not placing seats in this area results in a reduction of capacity to 150 seats, reducing the number of FAA mandated flight attendants to three (one flight attendant is required for every fifty passenger seats by the FAA).[88] This seat reduction was done after 9/11 to reduce costs; however, Delta has backtracked on this decision, and will increase the capacity of the 737-800 fleet to 160 passengers by using slimline seats. FAA may refer to: Federal Aviation Administration in the United States Fleet Air Arm in the UK Royal Navy Fuerza Aérea Argentina in Argentina This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Delta took delivery of its first Boeing 777-200LR in February 2008.[89] This plane was named the "Delta Spirit" and dedicated to the employees of Delta on March 6, 2008. The 777 flew its first international flight, Atlanta to Tokyo, three days later.[90] It was the carrier's first delivery in over six years. Delta plans to take near term delivery of six more 200LR aircraft for Asian routes from its Atlanta and New York hubs, particularly New York to Mumbai.[91] The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engined airliner built by Boeings Commercial Airplanes division. ... is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Atlanta Airport redirects here. ... Narita International Airport ) (IATA: NRT, ICAO: RJAA) is an international airport located in Narita, Chiba, Japan, in the eastern portion of the Greater Tokyo Area. ... Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Marathi:छ्त्रपती शिवाजी अंतरराष्ट्रीय विमानतळ) (IATA: BOM, ICAO: VABB), formerly Sahar International Airport, is situated in the megacity of Mumbai in Maharashtra. ...


The Delta Air Lines fleet consists of the following aircraft and orders:

Delta Air Lines fleet
Aircraft Total Passengers
(First*/Economy)
Routes Notes
Boeing 737-700 (10 orders) 124 (12/112) Domestic/international medium haul
US and Mexico
Entry into service: August 2008
Boeing 737-800 71
(34 orders)
Old configuration
150 (16/134)
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New configuration
160 (16/144)
Domestic short-long haul
US, Mexico and Caribbean
28 aircraft to be equipped with winglets
Capacity to be increased by 10 seats
Boeing 757-200 135
Standard
183 (24/159)
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Transcontinental
184 (26/158)
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ETOPS/international
Old configuration:
180 (22/158)
New configuration:
174 (16/158)
Domestic/international medium-long haul
US transcontinental
Caribbean, Latin America, Puerto Rico,
Transatlantic (ETOPS aircraft)
17 leased ETOPS aircraft
formerly flown by TWA/AA
ETOPS aircraft feature winglets
BusinessElite seats to be installed on all ETOPS 757s
Largest operator of the Boeing 757
Boeing 767-300 21 Old configuration
250 (24/226)
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New configuration
262 (24/238)
Domestic medium-long haul
US transcontinental
Hawaii, Latin America, and Puerto Rico
Capacity to be increased by 12 seats.
4 aircraft converted to ETOPS standards
Largest operator of the Boeing 767
Boeing 767-300ER 59 Standard
217 (36/181)
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Ex-Gulf Air
216 (30/186)
Domestic/international medium-long haul
Transatlantic and South America
30 aircraft to be equipped with winglets (2009)
Largest operator of the Boeing 767
Boeing 767-400ER 21 Domestic
285 (36/249)
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International
246 (42/204)
Domestic/international medium-long haul
US transcontinental
Transatlantic and Hawaii
All to be converted to international
configuration by 2009
Flat-bed BusinessElite seats to
be installed beginning Spring 2009
Largest operator of the Boeing 767
Boeing 777-200ER 8 268 (50/218) International long haul
Transpacific/ transatlantic/ transarctic
Flat-bed BusinessElite seats to
be installed beginning Fall 2008
Boeing 777-200LR 2
(6 orders)
276 (43/233) International ultra-long haul
Currently serving JFK-BOM
Features flat-bed BusinessElite seats
US launch customer
McDonnell Douglas MD-88 117 Standard
142 (14/128)
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Delta Shuttle
134 (134)
Domestic short-medium haul
US and Delta Shuttle
McDonnell Douglas MD-90 16 150 (12/138) Domestic short-medium haul
US (all based in Salt Lake City)

*First class is offered on domestic flights. BusinessElite is offered on transatlantic and transpacific Flights.
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Delta's average fleet age is 14.0 years as of April 2008. Boeing reports 96 737-800s have been delivered. [92] Delta plans to sell all but 2 of its ordered 737-800's immediately upon delivery.[93]


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; thus Delta operates no Airbus equipment. American Airlines, Inc. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is a U.S. certificated air carrier. ... 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 or more parties. ...


Delta has been considered by many to be a likely customer for the Boeing 787, considering its large 767 fleet and gentleman's agreement with Boeing. Delta has made bids to become Boeing's provider for 787 maintenance through Boeing's GoldCare support program.[94] The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-sized, wide-body, twin engine jet airliner currently under development by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


Retired fleet

Delta Air Lines Retired Fleet
Aircraft Year Retired Replacement Routes
Convair CV-880 1973 Boeing 727-200 Short-medium haul domestic routes
Boeing 747-100 1976 Lockheed L-1011 Medium-long haul international routes
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 1977/1989* Lockheed L-1011
McDonnell Douglas MD-11
Medium-long haul international routes
Douglas DC-8 1988 Boeing 757-200 Medium-long haul international and domestic routes
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-30 1992 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Short haul domestic routes
Airbus A310-200/300[95][96] 1994/1996** Boeing 767-300ER Medium-long haul international routes
Lockheed L-1011 2001 Boeing 767-400ER Medium-long haul international and domestic routes
Boeing 727-200 2003 Boeing 737-800
Boeing 757-200
Short-medium haul domestic routes
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 2004 Boeing 777-200ER (on Asian routes)
Boeing 767-400ER (on European routes)
Medium-long haul international and domestic routes
Boeing 767-200 2006 Boeing 757-200
Boeing 767-300
Medium-long haul domestic routes
Boeing 737-200 2006 McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Short-medium haul domestic routes
Boeing 737-300 2006 Boeing 737-800 Short-medium haul domestic routes

*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. The Convair 880 was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Boeing 747, sometimes nicknamed the Jumbo Jet,[4][5] is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing in the United States. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... The Douglas DC-8 is a four-engined jet airliner, manufactured from 1958 to 1972. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... The McDonnell Douglas DC-9 (initially known as the Douglas DC-9) is a twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner. ... A310 redirects here. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ... The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar, commonly referred to as just L-1011 (pronounced ell-ten-eleven), was the third widebody passenger jet airliner to enter operation, following the Boeing 747 and the McDonnell Douglas DC-10. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... The Boeing 777 is a long-range, wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... 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 Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... The Boeing 737 is a short to medium range, single aisle, narrow body jet airliner. ... A new restoration of a Convair 240 sports a Western Airlines paint scheme. ...


**Delta experimented with Airbus A310 aircraft for two to three years after acquiring the planes from Pan Am. Initially Delta was impressed enough with the aircraft to order more of the same model, but these too were eventually withdrawn from service by the mid 1990s. Pan Ams seaplane terminal at Dinner Key in Miami, Florida, was a hub of inter-American travel during the 1930s and 1940s. ...


Delta Air Lines and Alaska Airlines are the only surviving U.S. airlines that operated the Convair 880, still the fastest family of subsonic passenger aircraft ever, and only behind supersonic carriers such as the Concorde and the Tu-144 in speed. Alaska Airlines, (NYSE: ALK) is an airline based in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... The first Convair 880 The Convair 880 was a jet airliner produced by the Convair division of General Dynamics. ... For other uses, see Concorde (disambiguation). ... The Tupolev Tu-144 (NATO reporting name: Charger) was a supersonic airliner constructed under management of the Soviet Tupolev design bureau headed by Alexei Tupolev (1925-2001). ...


Delta sold several DC-9-30s to ValuJet, forming ValuJet's initial fleet. ValuJet would eventually become Delta's main Atlanta-based rival, AirTran Airways. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... AirTran Airways is a low-cost airline that is a Delaware corporation with headquarters in Orlando, Florida, USA and is a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings. ...


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. ... Lamb Air C-46 The Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando was a transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces 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... The Douglas DC-3 is an American fixed-wing, propeller-driven aircraft whose speed and range revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. ... 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 a piston-powered airliner and transport 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. ... The Fairchild Hiller FH-227 was a United States-made version of the Fokker F27 Friendship twin-engined turboprop passenger aircraft manufactured under license by Fairchild Hiller. ... The Lockheed Constellation, affectionately known as the “Connie”, was a four-engine propeller-driven airliner built by Lockheed between 1943 and 1958 at its Burbank, California, USA, facility. ... The Lockheed L-100 Hercules is the less successful civilian variant of the prolific C-130 military transport aircraft. ... Lamb Air C-46 The Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando was a transport aircraft used by the United States Army Air Forces 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... The Lockheed L-100 Hercules is the less successful civilian variant of the prolific C-130 military transport aircraft. ...


Cabin

The interior of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-800 with in-flight entertainment and slimline seats.
The interior of a Delta Air Lines Boeing 737-800 with in-flight entertainment and slimline seats.

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Delta started the industry's first comprehensive in-flight recycling program on July 1, 2007. The initial program involved all domestic in-bound flights to its Atlanta hub, and has since expanded to domestic in-bound flights arriving at New York (JFK), Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG), Salt Lake City (SLC), Portland (PDX) and Seattle (SEA) (Federal regulations require the incineration of international waste).[citation needed] is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is located in Hebron, Boone County, Kentucky (nearest important town: Florence, Kentucky) and serves Cincinnati, Ohio. ... SLC may refer to, among other things: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Salt Lake City International Airport (IATA Airport Code) SLC Punk!, a movie about the punk rock scene in Salt Lake City in 1985. ... KPDX Airport Diagram Aerial view of KPDX from the southwest For the airport of Portland, Maine, see Portland International Jetport For the drug PDX, see 10-propargyl-10-deazaaminopterin Portland International Airport (IATA: PDX, ICAO: KPDX) is the largest airport in the U.S. state of Oregon, accounting for 90... Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of State Route 518, State Route 99 and State Route 509. ...


In-flight entertainment

In the beginning of the jet age when aircraft such as the deHavilland Comet IV and Boeing 707 were introduced, in-flight entertainment other than lounges and magazines was non-existent. Later in the 1960s, audio programming was introduced where passenger wore headphones consisting of hollow tubes piping in music. These were installed in some Delta aircraft. Some early wide-bodied aircraft, including the L-1011 fleet, had films projected on to the cabin bulkhead. The film projection system on the L-1011s were replaced by CRT-based projectors in the early 1990s. Also during the same time period, CRT monitors over the aisles were added to the 757 fleet. The MD-90 introduced Delta's first IFE system with LCD monitors in 1995, and the 777 introduced Delta's first in-seat video system in 1999, initially using the Rockwell Collins Total Entertainment System. Delta's first all-digital IFE system with AVOD (Panasonic eFX) was first introduced in 2003 on Delta's former low-cost subsidiary, Song. The Rockwell Collins IFE system on the 777s was replaced by the Panasonic eFX system in 2007. The Panasonic eFX system is trademarked by Delta as Delta on Demand. Cathode ray tube employing electromagnetic focus and deflection Cutaway rendering of a color CRT: 1. ... LCD redirects here. ... Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a large United States-based international company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, primarily providing aviation and information technology systems, solutions, and services to governmental agencies and aircraft manufacturers. ... Panasonic Avionics Corporation (previously incorporated as Matsushita Avionics Systems), is a part of Matsushita Electric Industrial and is headquartered in Lake Forest, California with major business functions also shared with the former headquarters located in Bothell, WA. Established in 1980, the product engineering and development departments are located in Lake... Song was a low-cost airline brand owned and operated by Delta Air Lines. ...


Audio and video are available on all aircraft except for the MD-88s and Delta Connection aircraft. BusinessElite (and the first class section of the domestic 767-400ER aircraft) feature the Total Entertainment System made by Rockwell Collins, featuring personal video screens with a selection of movies. Delta introduced its new IFE product for BusinessElite in 2006, using the all-digital Panasonic eFX AVOD system. 48 Boeing 757s (Transcontinental 752), also using the Panasonic eFX system, feature live television via Dish Network in both first class and economy, while the remainder of the 757 fleet features ceiling-mounted CRT displays over the aisles. The Panasonic eFX with live satellite television is being installed on several aircraft in addition to the 48 757s currently featuring the system, including 28 of the 737-800s, and all 21 domestic 767-300s. Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... DISH Network is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service that provides satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services to households and businesses in the United States, owned by parent company DISH Network Corporation. ...


In economy class, Panasonic eFX system (without the satellite TV product) is also found on the 777-200ER and international 767-400ER fleet. The domestic 767-400ER fleet features the Rockwell Collins TES system, but with only overhead-mounted LCD displays and not in-seat video. As the 767-400ER fleet is gradually converted to international duties, the Rockwell Collins TES system will be phased out in favor of the Panasonic eFX system with in-seat video and AVOD.


Delta's 767-300 fleet (both domestic and international) feature CRT projectors in economy class, with the international 767-300ERs also featuring ceiling-mounted CRT displays over the aisles; in addition some of the newer 767-300ER's have ceiling mounted LCD displays. Eventually Delta intends on installing LCD monitors on the entire 767-300ER fleet, replacing the projectors and overhead CRT monitors.[97] The 737-800 and MD-90 fleet feature drop-down LCD displays below the overhead bins. The IFE on the domestic 767-300s and 28 of the 737-800s will be upgraded to the Panasonic eFX system with live satellite television and AVOD starting September 2007. September 2007 is the ninth month of that year. ...


Delta's new 777-200LR aircraft feature the Panasonic eX2 system, which has a greater storage capacity over the eFX.[98] The personal video screens on the 777-200LRs are also larger than those on Delta's other aircraft.


Most of Delta's newly acquired ex-TWA ETOPS 757s currently feature a system made by Sony Transcom (a former subsidiary of Sony now sold to Rockwell Collins) that was factory installed for TWA. The system features overhead drop-down LCD monitors similar to Delta's 737-800s and MD-90s. Delta is currently in the process of replacing the Sony Transcom system with a Panasonic eFX system featuring in-seat video and AVOD at the same time as the new BusinessElite seats and slimline economy class seats are installed.[99] Trans World Airlines (IATA: TW, ICAO: TWA, and Callsign: TWA), commonly known as TWA, was an American airline company that was acquired by American Airlines in April 2001. ... ETOPS (Extended Twin-engine OPerationS) is an acronym for an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rule permitting newer twin-engined commercial air transports to fly routes that, at some points, are further than a distance of 60 minutes flying time from an emergency or diversion airport. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a large United States-based international company headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, primarily providing aviation and information technology systems, solutions, and services to governmental agencies and aircraft manufacturers. ... LCD redirects here. ...


In 2006 Delta announced plans to feature docking capability for Apple iPod portable music and video player. If implemented, this will allow the device's battery to be charged, but will also allow integration with Delta's In-flight Entertainment (IFE) system. This will also enable the IFE system to play music, television shows, or movies stored on the iPod, as well as function as a control system.[100] Apple Inc. ... iPod is a brand of portable media players designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... In-flight entertainment (IFE) refers to the entertainment available to aircraft passengers during a flight. ...


BusinessElite

BusinessElite is Delta's international business class, available on the Boeing 767-300ER, 777-200ER, 777-200LR, and select (eventually all) 767-400ER aircraft. It is also currently being introduced on the ex-AA/TWA ETOPS 757-200 aircraft. All BusinessElite seats (made by B/E Aerospace) on Delta's 767-300ER, 767-400ER, and 777-200ER have 60 inches of pitch, 160 degrees of recline, and either 18.5 (767) or 21 (777-200ER) inches of width. Passengers aboard this class receive complimentary meals, refreshments, and alcohol. All seats are equipped with a personal In-Flight-Entertainment (IFE) system, power-ports, a moveable reading light, and a folding work table. The IFE systems are gradually being converted to on-demand. On the ex-TWA/AA ETOPS 757s, a similar but somewhat different model of BusinessElite seat is being introduced. These seats are instead made by Recaro, and feature a built-in massage feature. These seats feature 55 inches of pitch and are 20 inches wide. Business class seat in a British Airways Boeing 747-400 Business class (also known as executive class or upper class) is a high quality second-tier travel class available on some commercial airlines and rail lines. ... Recaro is a German company based in Kirchheim unter Teck in the vicinity of Stuttgart, known for their bucket seats. ... Massage in Frankfurt, Germany. ...


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On March 27, 2007, Delta has announced that they eventually intend on converting its entire 767-400ER fleet to feature BusinessElite seating. During the summer of 2007, 8 out of the 21 767-400ER aircraft will feature BusinessElite seating. An additional 6 767-400ER aircraft will be converted beginning in December 2007. is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


By 2008, Delta plans to have lie-flat sleeper suites made by Contour Premium in its 777-200LR fleet upon delivery, and by 2009, in all of its 777 fleet.[101] The Boeing 777 is a family of long range widebody twin engine airliners built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ...


On February 5, 2008, Delta has also announced that they will be installing a sleeper suite product on the 767-400ER aircraft.[102] Designed by Thompson Solutions and manufactured by Contour Premium, these sleeper suites use a space-saving design, with the bottom ends of the seats extending under the armrests of the suites in front when in the full horizontal flat bed position. This allows for minimal reduction in capacity compared to most other sleeper suite products, particularly with the 767's narrower fuselage. The suites will be arranged in a 1-2-1 layout, with a total capacity of 40 BusinessElite suites (down from 42). Delta has stated that eventually all 767 aircraft will feature some form of lie-flat seat. is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 767 is a mid-size, wide-body twinjet airliner produced by the Commercial Airplanes division of The Boeing Company. ...


Domestic First Class

First Class is offered on domestic flights. It is available on Boeing 737-800, 757-200, MD-88, MD-90, and domestic 767-300 and 767-400 aircraft. Seats range from 18.5-20.75 inches wide, and have between 37-40 inches of pitch. Passengers aboard this class receive complimentary meals, drinks, and alcohol. All Boeing 737-800, domestically-configured 767-400, and select (Transcon) 757-200 aircraft have power-ports at each seat. AC Power ports will be added to the domestic 767-300 fleet starting in the fall of 2007. Delta intends on replacing First Class with BusinessElite on all 767-400 aircraft.


Most of the ex-AA/TWA ETOPS 757 aircraft will initially feature 22 domestic First Class seats that were originally installed by TWA. On international routes, the aircraft will be sold entirely as Economy class. Eventually all of the ETOPS 757s will feature the new Recaro BusinessElite seats. American Airlines, Inc. ... The Twa, also known as Batwa, are a pygmy people who were the oldest recorded inhabitants of the Great Lakes region of central Africa. ... ETOPS (Extended Twin-engine OPerationS) is an acronym for an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rule permitting newer twin-engined commercial air transports to fly routes that, at some points, are further than a distance of 60 minutes flying time from an emergency or diversion airport. ... Recaro is a German company based in Kirchheim unter Teck in the vicinity of Stuttgart, known for their bucket seats. ...


International Economy Class

Economy Class is available on all international flights. Seats range from 17 to 18 inches wide, and have between 31 and 33 inches of pitch. A few of the newest 767-300ER and all 767-400ER, 777-200ER, and 777-200LR aircraft feature economy class seats with moveable headrests. The economy class seats on the 777-200ERs also feature mechanically adjustable lumbar support. The economy seats on the 777-200LRs are the new Weber 5751 model slimline seats. These seats are better contoured than the seats on the 777-200ERs and 767-400ERs, allowing for greater passenger comfort, however, they do not feature adjustable lumbar support. The ex-TWA ETOPS 757s are currently receiving a similar model of seat, except without moveable headrests. Passengers aboard this class receive complimentary meals with one alcoholic beverage, refreshments, as well as a mid-flight snack. Additional alcohol may be purchased for $5. In anatomy, lumbar is an adjective that means of or pertaining to the abdominal segment of the torso, between the diaphragm and the sacrum (pelvis). ...


Domestic Economy Class

Economy Class is available on all domestic flights. Seats range from 17 to 17.5 inches wide, and have between 30 and 33 inches of pitch. Passengers aboard this class receive complimentary drinks and snacks. Food is available for purchase on all fights 1550 miles or more. Alcohol may also be purchased for $5.00. Boeing 737-800 and domestically-configured 767-400 aircraft feature in-seat power. The domestic 767-400 fleet also features seats with moveable headrests, making them the only domestic aircraft in Delta's fleet to feature this amenity. The 737-800 and domestic 767-300 fleet is currently receiving new Weber slimline seats allowing for greater capacity while maintaining sufficient legroom. Unlike the slimline seats on the 777-200LRs, the new seats on the 737-800s and domestic 767-300s do not feature moveable headrests.


SkyMiles

SkyMiles is Delta's frequent flyer program. Created in 1981[103] as the "Frequent Flyer Program"; its name was changed to SkyMiles in 1995. When the frequent flyer program was first established in 1981, new members were awarded an enrollment bonus of 10,000 miles. In 2006, SkyMiles was picked as the "best frequent flyer program" in the Best in Business Travel Awards. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


In addition to its Delta Connection, Delta Shuttle and SkyTeam alliance partnerships, Delta offers frequent flyer partnerships with the following airlines: Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ... Delta Shuttle is the brand name for hourly air service operated by Delta Air Lines on high-demand routes in the northeastern United States. ...

On May 1, 1995, Delta Air Lines modified its frequent flyer program, previously called "Delta Air Lines Frequent Flyer Program" and renamed it "SkyMiles". Miles from the old program would never expire but newly earned miles in the SkyMiles program would if there was no account activity for three years. However, effective January 1, 2007, the rules for SkyMile accounts changed, with miles expiring after two years of no activity. At the same time, the old Frequent Flyer program miles were combined into SkyMiles, effectively negating their unlimited shelf-life. Alaska Airlines, (NYSE: ALK) is an airline based in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... Avianca S.A. (Spanish acronym: Aerovías del Continente Americano, formerly Aerovías Nacionales de Colombia) has been the national flag air carrier of Colombia since 1919, making it the second-oldest continuously running airline in the world behind Dutch based KLM. Likewise it is the largest airline in the... Not to be confused with Air China, the national airline of Peoples Republic of China. ... Hawaiian Airlines is the 11th largest commercial airline in the United States. ... Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) (Chinese: ; pinyin: , abbreviated ; Malay: ; Tamil: ) (SGX: C6L) is the national airline of Singapore. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Crown Room Club

Delta's airport lounge is the Crown Room Club. Delta Crown Room Clubs are located in 34 airports. Membership can be obtained via an annual pass (purchased using money or SkyMiles) or purchasing a single-visit pass. Delta discontinued the complimentary Crown Room membership for Gold and Platinum Medallion members in 2007. This is a list of airports where Delta Air Lines operates a Crown Room Club. ...


Membership benefits vary by location, but generally include complimentary drinks (including alcoholic beverages), reading material, and paid wireless Internet access. WiFi is mostly provided by T-Mobile. Other benefits for Crown Room Club members include reciprocal lounge access with other SkyTeam members and Delta's other partners. Some select Crown Room Clubs feature putting greens as a result of Delta Air Lines being the official airline of the PGA Tour. SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ...


Delta announced the closing of several Crown Room locations as of April 30th, 2008.


Codeshare agreements

Delta Air Lines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines as of June 2008:
(This list does not include SkyTeam members). 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. ... SkyTeam is the second largest airline alliance in the world — behind Star Alliance — partnering fourteen carriers from four continents, with two pending members. ...

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Incidents and accidents

The following are major incidents and accidents that occurred on Delta Air Lines mainline aircraft. For Delta Connection incidents, see Delta Connection incidents and accidents. Delta Connection jet landing at BWI airport on March 4, 2007 Delta Connection is the name under which eight regional airlines operate short and medium haul routes for mainline carrier, Delta Air Lines. ...

Delta Air Lines Reported Incidents
Flight Date Aircraft Location Description Casualties
Fatal Serious Minor Uninjured Ground
N/A [5] April 22, 1947 DC-3 Columbus, Georgia A Vultee BT-13, owned by the Tuskegee Aviation Institute landed on top of the DC-3, which was flying from Macon to Columbus. 8 1
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March 10, 1948 DC-4 Chicago Midway Airport Crashed near Chicago Municipal (Midway) Airport shortly after takeoff while en route to Miami. Officials determined that longitudinal control of the airplane was lost resulting in the crash. The cause for the loss of control remains undetermined. 12 1
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May 17, 1953 DC-3 Marshall, Texas Crashed 13 miles east of Marshall, Texas. The flight which originated from Dallas Love Field was on approach to Shreveport, Louisiana. The crash is was attributed to adverse weather conditions with a thunderstorm in the area at the time of the crash. 19 1 1
1903 May 23, 1960 Convair 880 Atlanta Crashed during a training exercise in Atlanta. The aircraft stalled and crashed killing all four crew members. 4
9877 [8] March 30, 1967 DC-8 New Orleans Crashed during a training exercise near New Orleans International Airport. The improper use of flight and power controls by both instructor and the Captain-trainee during a simulated two-engine out landing approach, resulted in the loss of control. The aircraft crashed into a residential area, destroying several homes and a motel complex, killing 13 civilians. 6 13
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May 30, 1972 DC-9 Greater Southwest International Airport Crashed during landing procedures in Fort Worth, TX. The probable cause of the accident was wake turbulence resulting from a touch-and-go landing moments before of American Airlines Flight 1114, operated using a DC-10. The right wing hit the ground causing a fire resulting in the aircraft being written off. 4
954 [10] December 20, 1972 Convair 880 Chicago O'Hare Int'l Airport The Delta CV-880 taxied across runway 27L in bad weather. At the same time, a North Central Airlines DC-9 took off from the same runway. Both aircraft collided. 94 10
723 July 31, 1973 DC-9 Boston Logan International Airport Crashed in seawall. Contributing to the accident was a defective flight deck instrument giving the crew misleading guidance during the instrument approach in visibility less than a half mile with 500 foot cloud ceilings. Initially 88 occupants died. One person, Leopold Chouinard [11], died from burns months after the accident, leaving no survivors [12]. 89
191 August 2, 1985 Lockheed L-1011 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport On a Fort Lauderdale-Dallas/Fort Worth-Los Angeles route, the plane crashed due to severe microburst-induced wind shear. One civilian was killed as the plane crossed a highway. The crash would later become the subject of a television movie. Numerous changes to pilot wind shear training, weather forecasting, and wind shear detection were made as a result of this crash and the subsequent investigation.[105] 134 15 12 2 1
1141 August 31, 1988 Boeing 727 Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Crashed after takeoff bound for Salt Lake City, Utah. Officials believe the crash was contributed by improper configuration of the flaps and leading edge slats. 14 26 50 18
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July 6, 1996 MD-88 Pensacola Regional Airport An uncontained engine failure of the port (left) engine on the aircraft which resulted in a fan hub piercing the cabin. The flight was scheduled to fly to Atlanta 2 2 3 135
1989
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September 11, 2001 Boeing 767-300 Enroute from Logan International Airport Flight 1989, bound for Los Angeles International Airport was caught in the path of United Airlines Flight 93. The two aircraft were so close that ATC were initially confused as to which plane had been hijacked. The Delta pilot managed to avoid United 93 and the flight was later diverted to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.[106] N/A

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Hijackings

There have been over a dozen attempted hijackings which resulted in no injuries and the surrender of the often lone hijacker. These incidents are not included. The following are notable hijackings because of fatalities or success in forcing the aircraft to fly to another country

  • In 1968, a Delta DC-8 was hijacked to Havana, Cuba. This was the first successful hijacking to Cuba from the U.S. since 1961[107], and was the start of multiple hijacking attempts to Cuba in the late 1960s. This coincided with the introduction of passenger screening using metal detectors in U.S. airports starting in the late 1960s.
  • July 31, 1972, a Delta flight 841, a Detroit to Miami DC-8 flight, was hijacked to Algiers, Algeria by 8 hijackers. The aircraft stopped in Boston to pick up an international navigator, who was wearing only swimming trunks and a shirt. The flight was allowed to return with passengers to the U.S., stopping in Barcelona for refueling.[112][113]
  • On February 22, 1974, Samuel Byck, an unemployed tire salesman from Pennsylvania, stormed aboard a Delta Air Lines Flight 523, DC-9 flight at Baltimore Friendship Airport (now Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport) scheduled to fly to Atlanta and shot both pilots, killing the First Officer, Fred Jones. He intended to crash the plane into the White House.[114] After shooting the pilots, the hijacker grabbed a passenger and demanded that she fly the aircraft.[115]
  • On August 23, 1980, a Delta Air Lines L-1011 on a San Juan to Los Angeles flight was hijacked to Cuba.[116] The hijacker was jailed by Cuban authorities, and all passengers were released unharmed.
  • On September 13, 1980, a Delta Air Lines New Orleans to Atlanta flight was taken over by two hijackers and forced to fly to Cuba. The flight continued to Atlanta after stopping in Havana.[117] The hijackers were imprisoned by Cuban authorities. One hijacker was released and later sought US residency. The suspect was later arrested by US authorities in 2002[118] and sentenced to prison the following year.

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