Delta Airlines – Keep Climbing
A major American Airline, Delta’ Airline which is known as simply ‘Delta’ has its headquarters and largest hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline has 10 domestic hubs and 3 international hubs and operates 5,400 flights daily and serves domestic and international network that includes 333 destinations in 64 countries 6 six continents. One of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance, Delta operates joint ventures with Air France-KLM and Alitalia, Virgin Atlantic, and Virgin Australia. In the year 2013, Delta was declared to be world's largest airline in terms of scheduled passengers carried and the second-largest in terms of both revenue passenger-kilometers flown and capacity.
The airline was founded on 30th May 1924 and was then known as Huff Daland Dusters. Operation began on 17th June 1929 after the acquisition of the airline by Collett E. Woolman who renamed the airline as Delta Air Service. The present day Delta Air Line is a result of numerous airline mergers, the recent being with Northwest Airline in 2010 which made it the world's largest airline during the time of the merger. The current livery of Delta ‘Upward & Onward’ uses four colors and features a "widget" on each aircraft's vertical stabilizer to refer to Delta's origins as a carrier in the Mississippi Delta.
Delta operates a fleet of more than 700 aircraft manufactured by Airbus, Boeing, and McDonnell Douglas as per the data collected in January 2013. The airline operates the largest fleet of Boeing 757, McDonnell Douglas Md-88 and MD-90 aircraft in the world. Delta announced on November 20, 2014, that it had ordered 25 Airbus A350-900s and 25 Airbus A330-900neos to replace the aging Boeing 747 and Boeing 767 fleets. The average age of the feet at Delta is 17 years. Many of the ageing aircrafts are schedule to retire by 2017.
Since its inception in 1924, many awards and recognition has been awarded to the airline for its wide network and great services.
· 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World Magazine
· Named to the top 50 2014 World's Most Admired Companies list; Most Admired Airline Worldwide in the 201b4 World's Most Admired Companies Airline Industry list by Fortune Magazine
· No. 1 ranking in the Holistic World Safety Awards 2013 by Air Transport Rating Agency
Routes and Destinations
The Delta Air Line operates 4,923 flights everyday and connects 333 destinations in 64 countries across all the 6 inhabited continents. The airline also has codeshare agreement with Alaska Airlines, Gol Transportes Aereos, Hawaiian Airlines, Olympic Air, Virgin Atlantic, Virging Aurstralia and WestJet.
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