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Delta and Northwest Merge to Form World's Largest Airline (2008)

Founded as an aerial crop dusting operation in Georgia, Delta became the world's largest commercial air carrier more than 80 years after its inception when it merged with Northwest Airlines. The consolidation process was completed by January 31, 2010. Today, Delta has approximately 75,000 employees, and its headquarters in Atlanta includes the world's largest connecting hub. What employee relations issue caused problems during and after the merger with Northwest? More...
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Delta and Northwest Merge to Form World's Largest Airline (2008)
Founded as an aerial crop dusting operation in Georgia, Delta became the world's largest commercial air carrier more than 80 years after its inception when it merged with Northwest Airlines. The consolidation process was completed by January 31, 2010. Today, Delta has approximately 75,000 employees, and its headquarters in Atlanta includes the world's largest connecting hub.
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Delta and Northwest Merge to Form World's Largest Airline (2008)
Founded as an aerial crop dusting operation in Georgia, Delta became the world's largest commercial air carrier more than 80 years after its inception when it merged with Northwest Airlines. The consolidation process was completed by January 31, 2010. Today, Delta has approximately 75,000 employees, and its headquarters in Atlanta includes the world's largest connecting hub.
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Delta Air Lines
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Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines Delta logo.svg
IATA
DL ICAO
DAL Callsign
DELTA
Founded May 30, 1924
(as Huff Daland Dusters)
Macon, Georgia, US[1]
Commenced operations June 17, 1929 [2]
AOC # DALA026A[3]
Hubs

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport
Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York City)
LaGuardia Airport (New York City)
Memphis International Airport (until September 3, 2013)[4]
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport
Narita International Airport (Tokyo)
Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport
Salt Lake City International Airport

Frequent-flyer program SkyMiles[5]
Airport lounge Delta Sky Club[5]
Alliance SkyTeam[5]
Subsidiaries
Subsidiary List[6][7]

Aero Assurance Ltd.
Cardinal Insurance Company (Cayman) Ltd.
Crown Rooms, Inc.
DAL Global Services, LLC
DAL Moscow, Inc.
Delta Air Lines, Inc. and Pan American World Airways,Inc.—Unterstutzungskasse GMBH
=Delta Air Lines Dublin Limited
Delta Air Lines Private Limited
Delta Benefits Management, Inc.
Delta Loyalty Management Services, LLC
Delta Private Jets, Inc.
Endeavor Air
Epsilon Trading, LLC
Kappa Capital Management, LLC
MLT Inc.
Montana Enterprises, Inc.
New Sky, Ltd.
Northwest Aerospace Training Corporation
Regional Elite Airline Services, LLC
Segrave Aviation, Inc.
Tomisato Shoji Kabushiki Kaisha

Fleet size 719[8](mainline only)
Destinations 247[9] (mainline only)
Company slogan Keep Climbing
Headquarters Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Key people Richard H. Anderson (CEO)
Edward Bastian (President)
Revenue Increase US$ 35.11 billion (2011)[10]
Operating income Decrease US$ 1.90 billion (2011)[10]
Net income Increase US$ 854 million (2011)[10]
Total assets Increase US$ 43.49 billion (2011)[10]
Total equity Decrease US$ -1.39 billion (2011)[10]
Employees 80,646 (2011)[10]
Website www.delta.com

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL), operating as Delta Air Lines, is a major United States airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States.[11] The airline operates an extensive domestic and international network serving all continents except Antarctica. Delta Air Lines and its subsidiaries operate over 5,000 flights every day and have approximately 80,000 employees.[12] The airline's hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic (over 91 million passengers per year) and number of landings and takeoffs, it is also home to Delta TechOps, Delta's Technical Operations Center. Delta is the sixth-oldest operating airline by foundation date, and the oldest airline still operating in the United States. Delta Air Lines is one of the four founding members of the SkyTeam airline alliance,[12] the other three being Korean Air, Air France, and Aeroméxico. The loyalty program for Delta Air Lines is SkyMiles. Delta Air Lines was the world's largest airline in terms of fleet size in 2011[13] and scheduled passenger traffic in 2012,[14] and the second-largest in terms of revenue passenger-kilometers flown in 2012.[15] Regional service for the airline is served by Delta Connection.
History
Restored Huff-Daland Duster
Delta Douglas DC-7 circa 1955
Delta Boeing 747-100 at Heathrow Airport in 1973.

Delta Air Lines was created as Huff Daland Dusters, Incorporated, an aerial crop dusting operation, on May 30, 1924 in Macon, Georgia. Formed with a Huff-Daland Duster, the first true crop duster, the plane was deployed to combat the boll weevil in 1925. Delta Air Corporation owned the plane (now in the Southern Museum of Flight). The company moved to Monroe in Ouachita Parish in northeastern Louisiana in 1925, and began carrying passengers in late 1929. The single passenger sat in a chair placed in the bin where the pesticide was usually kept. The first routes were between Southeastern states. Collett E. Woolman purchased the company on September 13, 1928, and renamed it Delta Air Service.[16]

Delta grew through the addition of routes and the acquisition of other airlines. They replaced propeller planes with jets in the 1960s and entered international competition to Europe in the 1970s and across the Pacific in the 1980s. The company logo of Delta Air Lines, originally unveiled in 1959, is reminiscent of the swept-wing design of the DC-8 airplanes. Often termed as the “widget” logo, the current version consists of two 3D triangles.[17]
Predecessors
A Northwest Airlines Airbus A330-300, shortly before the merger with Delta in 2008

The current Delta Air Lines is the result of many airline mergers over a period of more than 80 years. The most recent merger was with Northwest Airlines on October 29, 2008 and at the time formed the world's largest airline. After approval of the merger, Northwest continued to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta until December 31, 2009 when both carriers' operating certificates were merged (the Delta certificate was kept).[18] Delta completed the integration with Northwest on January 31, 2010 when their reservation systems and websites were combined, and the Northwest Airlines name and brand were officially retired.[19]

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