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History of Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines, Inc. or most commonly known as Delta started on May 30, 1924, as a little aerial crop dusting operation called Huff Daland Dusters, Inc. With its humble beginning, its headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia and is a founding member of SkyTeam airline alliance, it also participates in a joint venture with Air France-KLM, Alitalia, and Virgin Atlantic. Delta is the oldest operating airline in the US and the sixth-oldest operating airline in the world by founding date.
Delta Airlines Fleet
Delta Airlines currently operates 917 aircraft that were manufactured by Airbus, Boeing, and McDonnell Douglas. Prior the merge with Northwest Airline in 2008, Delta only operates an all Boeing and McDonnell Douglas fleet. Airbus aircraft was soon added after the merge, and Delta’s fleet now consists of 917 Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, and McDonnell Douglas aircraft.
Unlike other US carriers, Delta was known for acquiring and utilizing older aircraft that they still fly for 20-30 years. With an average fleet age of 15.9 years, Delta is considered to have one of the oldest fleets of any American airline. While Delta is sometimes thought to always acquire old and used aircraft, this is not always the case, as they have purchased the Airbus A350 on July 13, 2017. The A350 replaced Boeing 747 as Delta’s new flagship aircraft.
Delta is the first and only American airline to operate the Airbus A350 in the US with routes that come from Detroit and Los Angeles to cities in Asia including Seoul, South Korea, Tokyo-Narita, Beijing and Shanghai. The Airbus A350 primarily service passengers going to Asia and Europe.
Delta and the Delta Connection® fly to more than 325 destinations in over 60 countries on six continents. With its worldwide alliance partners, Delta operates more than 15,000 flights per day, with key hubs and markets including Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Amsterdam, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, São Paulo, Seoul, Mexico City, and Tokyo-Narita.
Delta Facts and Figures
Delta has received multiple awards and recognition worldwide, including Fortune’s Top 50 Most Admired Companies and has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey.
Delta’s major and deadliest crash happened on August 2, 1985, where 133 passengers and crew on board were killed. The crash at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport that took off from Fort Lauderdale was turned into a television movie.
Delta Airlines Flight Status: Arrival and Departure Time
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