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DELTA AIR LINES Delta Air Lines, Inc. , operating as Delta Air Lines, is a major United States airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. The airline operates an extensive domestic and international network serving all continents except Antarctica. Delta Air Lines and its subsidiaries operate over 5,000 flights every day with approximately 75,000 employees. The airline's hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic (88 million passengers per year) and number of landings and takeoffs. Delta is the sixth-oldest operating airline by foundation date, and the oldest airline still operating in the United States. Delta Air Lines is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance, the other three being Korean Air, Air France, and Aeroméxico. The loyalty program for Delta Air Lines is SkyMiles. Delta Air Lines is the world's largest airline in terms of fleet size, revenue passenger-kilometers flown, and scheduled passenger traffic. is the flag carrier and one of the other major airline of the United States Main article: History of Delta Air Lines File:Wiki letter w cropped. svg This section requires expansion with: More in-depth history from 1920s to 1980s. Formed with a Huff-Daland Duster, the first true crop duster, the plane was deployed to combat the boll weevil in 1925 and was nicknamed "The Puffer" due to the clouds of white pesticides it emitted. Delta Air Corporation owned the plane (now in the Southern Museum of Flight), eventually ferrying single passengers from one Southeastern state to another (a chair for the passenger was placed in the bin where the pesticide was usually kept). Delta Airlines was born as Huff Daland Dusters, Incorporated, an aerial crop dusting operation on May 30, 1924, in Macon, Georgia. The company moved to Monroe in Ouachita Parish in northeastern Louisiana, in 1925, and began carrying passengers in late 1929. Collett E. Woolman purchased the company on September 13, 1928, and renamed it Delta Air Service, with headquarters in Monroe. Clarence E. Faulk, Sr. , the publisher of the Monroe News Star, was a co-founder and the president of Delta Air Lines from 1934 to 1945. He was chairman of the Delta board from 1948 until his death in 1951. One of his sons, William McClendon Faulk, was a Delta pilot; another, Clarence Faulk, was a publisher and broadcaster in Ruston, Louisiana. Delta grew through the addition of routes and the acquisition of other airlines. It replaced propeller planes with jets in the 1960s and entered international competition to Europe in the 1970s and across the Pacific in the 1980s. The company logo of Delta Air Lines, reminiscent of the swept-wing design of the DC-8 airplanes, consists of two 3D triangles. On October 29, 2008, Delta merged with Northwest Airlines.,Delta Air Lines, Inc. , operating as Delta Air Lines, is a major United States airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. The airline operates an extensive domestic and international network serving all continents except Antarctica. Delta Air Lines and its subsidiaries operate over 5,000 flights every day and have approximately 80,000 employees. The airline's hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic (over 91 million passengers per year) and number of landings and takeoffs. Delta is the sixth-oldest operating airline by foundation date, and the oldest airline still operating in the United States. Delta Air Lines is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance, the other three being Korean Air, Air France, and Aeroméxico. The loyalty program for Delta Air Lines is SkyMiles. Delta Air Lines is, as of 2012, the world's largest airline in terms of fleet size, revenue passenger-kilometers flown, and scheduled passenger traffic. Read more →

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Carrier Code DL
ICAO DAL
Alliance
Callsignn DELTA
Founded Macon, Georgia, US
Revenue US$ 31.755 billion
Num employees 78400 80646
Airline Delta Air Lines
Expiry 2013
Assets US$ 43.188 billion 4.34E10 US$ 43.49 billion
Assets US$ 43.188 billion 4.34E10 US$ 43.49 billion
Equity US$ 897 million -1.3E9 US$ -1.39 billion
Headquarters Georgia_(U.S._state) Atlanta United_States
Lounge Delta Sky Club
Alliance SkyTeam
Company slogan Keep Climbing
Small yes
Key people Edward Bastian Richard H. Anderson
Net income US$ 593 million 8.54E8 US$ 854 million
Operating income 1.9E9 US$ 2.217 billion US$ 1.90 billion
Commenced 1929-06-17
Fleet size 722
Headquarter Georgia_(U.S._state) Atlanta United_States
Hub airport John_F._Kennedy_International_Airport Minneapolis%E2%88%92Saint_Paul_International_Airport Memphis_International_Airport Salt_Lake_City_International_Airport Amsterdam_Airport_Schiphol Detroit_Metropolitan_Wayne_County_Airport Cincinnati/Northern_Kentucky_International_Airport Hartsfield%E2%80%93Jackson_Atlanta_International_Airport Paris-Charles_de_Gaulle_Airport Narita_International_Airport Hartsfield–Jackson_Atlanta_International_Airport Minneapolis-Saint_Paul_International_Airport
Opening date 1929-06-17
Revenue ($) 3.1755E10

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