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About the airline
Founded in 1924 and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Delta Airlines (www.delta.com) is a leading American airline. Combined with its subsidiary airline brands, Delta today operates more than 5,400 daily scheduled passenger flights to over 330 destinations in 64 countries. Delta is a founding member of the SkyTeam airline alliance, and one of the most recognized airline brands in the world. The airline’s frequent flyer program is called SkyMiles, and its slogan is “Keep Climbing”.
The company’s financial performance too has been doing just that in recent years. The company reported revenues of US$40.7 billion in 2015, with a net income of US$926 million and an asset base worth US$53.1 billion. By 2015, the airline employed 80,000 full time staff members over its collective global operations.
The airline runs joint ventures with a number of other airlines, including Air France, KLM, Alitalia, Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic Airways. Regional flights for the airline is operated under the Delta Connection brand. Delta is also one of the only airlines to fly to all six inhabited continents, along with the likes of Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, British Airways and Emirates.
The airline’s primary air hubs are situated at Schiphol in Amsterdam, at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, as well as in Cincinanati, Detroit, JFK, LaGuardia Airport in New York City, Logan International Airport in Boston, LA International Airport, Salt Lake City International Airport and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Business Class: Delta’s international business class is known as Delta One. This class was rebranded from “BusinessElite” in March 2015. Business class passengers receive complimentary refreshments, meals, alcoholic beverages and an amenity kit. The Delta One class is also available on its domestic transcontinental flights. The business class seat aboard the Boeing 767-300ER and Boeing 767-400ER aircraft features a space-saving design, with the bottom of the seats extending under the armrests of the seating unit in front when in the fully horizontally reclined position.
Aboard the Boeing 777-200ER/LR aircraft, the flat bed seats feature a sleeper suite designed by Contour Aerospace. A herringbone layout configuration is utilized to maximize passenger comfort and optimize space usage.
First Class: First class is offered on all domestic aircraft, as well as on Delta Connection aircraft with 50 seats or more. Passengers in this class receive free drinks and snacks, with a full meal service available on flights of 900 miles or longer. Certain aircraft types also feature power ports in each seat.
Premium Economy Class: A new Premium Economy class was introduced for the Airbus A350, 777, A330 and 767-400 aircraft lines during April 2016. This class features extra legroom, leg rests, additional recline and a greater seat width than their standard Economy offering.
Key routes and destinations
By the beginning of 2016, Delta was operating in excess of 5,400 flights per day, with its subsidiary, Delta Connection, operating over 2,500 scheduled passenger flights per day. It is also the only US airline to fly to Dakar, Johannesburg, Moscow, Prague, Reykjavik, Stuttgart and Bangkok. Other international destinations include Lagos, Abuja, Tokyo, London-Heathrow, Honolulu, Paris-Charles de Gaulle as well as Canada and Bermuda.
After United Airlines’ suspension of their flight services to Nigeria in June 2016, it would appear that both Delta and Arik Air will be increasing their transatlantic route capacity to accommodate market demand for flights to the US.
As of the beginning of 2016, Delta Airlines has codesharing agreements in place with the following international airlines: Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, WestJet, Hawaiian Airlines, Great Lakes Airlines, Transavia, Alaska Airlines and Jet Airways, to name but a few. The airline is also involved in a transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. This program coordinates pricing, scheduling, capacity management and revenue optimization on this key flight route. In addition, the airline acquired a 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic Airways during 2013.
As of June 2016, the Delta fleet comprises 821 aircraft, featuring Boeing 717s, 757s and 767s, the McDonnell Douglas MD-90 and MD-80 aircraft, as well as the Airbus aircraft acquired during the 2009 merger with Northwest Airlines.
Various baggage allowances apply for Delta Airlines’ respective territories and countries of service, for a full overview and to check the luggage allowance for flights to and from Canada, click here.
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