Delta Airlines: A Behemoth in the US Aviation Industry

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Delta Airlines is an important airline in the United States. It ranks as the largest airlines in the world running under just one license. This airline offers flights to all the six continents through the world. The merger with Northwest Airlines in 2008 helped it become the largest commercial airline in the world. It was incorporated in 1924. The headquarters of this famous carrier are located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Founded in 1928, Delta Airlines is based in Atlanta, Georgia. One of the most important American airlines, Delta is also the second largest airline of the world in terms of passenger borne, third largest in terms of revenue passenger and sixth in terms of operating revenues. It maintains alliance with SkyMiles. It operates both international and domestic flights. Delta airlines flight status is available at all major hubs of this airline. 1,632 flights are operated by this airline on a daily basis. The affiliates of Delta Airline are Comair, Delta Shuttle and Delta AirElite.

Services offered by Delta Airlines

Delta operates both international and domestic flights that cover South America, North America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and the Caribbean islands. The subsidiary of the airline is Delta Connection and they jointly run more than 4,000 flights on a daily basis. Flights are available to 356 places in 65 nations. The fleet includes more than 700 aircraft and the airlines hires over 80,000 employees all over the world to look after its customers. Travel classes include BusinessElite, Domestic First Class, Economy Comfort Class, Domestic Economy Class, and International Economy Class.

The airline serves over 160 million customers every year. It manages the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, which is the busiest and largest hub in the world.


Presently, the airline is run under the able leadership of Richard H. Anderson, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Edward Bastian, the President.

Financial Performance

Annual Revenues: $ 31.8 billion (2010)
Liquidity: $ 5.5 billion (as of 3/31/2011)
Net income: US $ 593 million (2010)
Operating income: US $ 2.217 billion (2010)
Total equity: US $ 897 million (2010)
Total assets: US $ 43.188 billion (2010)


The major hubs of Delta Airlines are the following:

Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky International Airport
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic)
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
Memphis International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City)
Tokyo-Narita International Airport
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
Salt Lake City International Airport
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport

Source by Manoj Mishra