Delta Air Lines is one of the largest airlines in the USA and the world, one of the founders of the Sky Team airline alliance. Another of the interesting facts: Delta is the sixth in the world by the date of foundation (June 17, 1929) and the oldest of the current ones in the USA.
Home Port – Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (Atlanta, Georgia). By annual passenger turnover, this airport is the largest in the world, for the last ten years.
In 2013, Delta became the first airline in the world in terms of the number of passengers carried (120 million). The Delta has 12 key hubs, 9 domestic and 3 international: in Atlanta, Amsterdam (Schiphol), Boston (Logan), Cincinnati, Detroit, New York (John F. Kennedy, La Guardia), Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Tokyo (Narita), Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Salt Lake City, Seattle.
The airline’s route network includes about 320 cities, between which almost 5,000 flights are operated daily. Airplanes connect all populated continents.
- According to the influential British consulting agency SKYTRAX, specializing in the study of the quality of services provided by various air carriers, the airlines were awarded three stars.
- Delta Air Lines takes 31 place in the ranking of the safest airlines in the world 2019 from Jacdec.
On October 26, 2020, in the Delta Air Lines fleet, there are 884 airliners, another 14 ordered. The average age of aircraft is 16.4 years.
The oldest – McDonnell Douglas MD-88, with a tail number – N905DL. His age is 31.8 years. The newest is Airbus A321-200, with tail number N364DX. He is 0.0 years old.