Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Delta Air Lines was established in 1929. This company has been through several mergers, the most outstanding being the one with Northwest Airlines in 2010. Delta is one of the oldest airlines currently operating around the world, and the oldest operating airliner in the USA. In 2013, Delta Air had the distinction of being named the world’s largest airline, based on the number of passengers carried. This airline carried around 120.6 million passengers that year.
The fleet of Delta comprises of around 764 aircraft, including the 181 it has taken on lease. The airplanes have been manufactured by Boeing, Airbus and McDonnell Douglas. This airline owns the largest fleet of Airbus A330s and Boeing 767s in the USA. It also operates the largest fleet of McDonnell Douglas MD-88s, Boeing 757s and McDonnell Douglas MD-90 aircraft in the world.
Delta Air Lines and its sister companies connects to more than 330 destinations with almost 6000 daily flights. It operates flights to 64 countries spread in six continents. The domestic hubs of Delta Air Lines is located in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Boston. This airline has its international hubs in Paris, Amsterdam and Tokyo.
Business and First Class passengers on domestic long-haul and international flights can use the Delta Sky Priority facility. This feature facilitates speedy check-in, priority baggage handling and security check, priority boarding and complimentary use of the swanky international lounges. Economy class also offers many privileges including preferred seating and an option to upgrade to Delta Comfort. Delta Comfort gives the passengers additional facilities such as priority boarding, extra seat pitch and Delta Studio entertainment.
This airlines treats its Elite passengers like royalty by providing gourmet meals crafted by popular chefs in the world. Most of the time, the route dictates the cuisine. Delta Air Lines serves cuisines from Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and America. Most of the flights provide plenty of onboard entertainment options as well.
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Delta Air Lines provides additional support to passengers travelling with children or pets, as well as travellers with special needs. You can also make use of online check-in, mobile check-in and kiosk check-in to make your travel more convenient.