15 Facts About Delta Air Lines

1. In 2008, Delta Air Lines was given an award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment program for their use of PreKote, a more environmentally friendly, non-hexavalent chromium surface pretreatment on its aircraft, replacing hazardous chemicals formerly used to improve paint adhesion and prevent corrosion.

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2. Delta Air Lines introduced its current livery in 2007 as part of a re-branding after it emerged from bankruptcy.

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3. Delta Air Lines's was appointed on October 1, 2014 replacing Mike Campbell.

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4. Delta Air Lines maintains a large presence in the Twin Cities, with over 12,000 employees in the region as well as significant corporate support functions housed in the Minneapolis area, including the company's information technology divisional offices.

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5. On November 27, 2001, Delta Air Lines launched SkyBonus, a program aimed toward small-to-medium businesses spending between $5,000 and $500,000 annually on air travel.

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6. Delta Air Lines replaced the Sony Transcom system with the Panasonic eFX system featuring in-seat video and AVOD at the same time as the new BusinessElite seats and slimline economy class seats were installed.

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7. Delta Air Lines ended this buy on board program in 2005; instead, Delta began offering snacks at no extra charge on flights over 90 minutes to most US domestic flights and some flights to the Caribbean and Latin America.

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8. Delta Air Lines operated a different buy on board program between 2003 and 2005.

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9. In October 2018, Delta Air Lines announced that they would be selling First Class seats on domesticly configured Boeing 757 aircraft flying transatlantic routes as Premium Select.

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10. Delta Air Lines completed integration with Northwest on January 31, 2010, when their reservation systems and websites were combined, and the Northwest Airlines brand was officially retired.

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11. Delta Air Lines moved its headquarters to its current location in Atlanta in 1941, and continued to grow through the addition of routes and the acquisition of other airlines.

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12. Delta Air Lines began as a crop dusting operation called Huff Daland Dusters, Incorporated.

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13. In 2018, Delta Air Lines ranked No 75 in the Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue.

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14. One of the five remaining legacy carriers, Delta Air Lines is the sixth-oldest operating airline by foundation date, and the oldest airline to still be operating in the United States.

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15. Delta Air Lines is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance.

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