Delta Air Lines is a major airline based in the United States and headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Delta and its subsidiaries operate over 4,000 flights every day. The airline"s hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world"s largest and busiest airport by passenger traffic and number of landings and take-offs. Delta is the sixth-oldest operating airline by foundation date, and the oldest airline still operating in the United States. Delta is a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance. The airline"s regional service is Delta Connection. It is now the world"s second largest airline in terms of passenger traffic after United but it remains the world"s largest airline in terms of fleet size.
Formed as Huff Daland Dusters, Incorporated, an aerial crop dusting operation, on May 30, 1924, in Macon, Georgia, the company moved to Monroe, Louisiana, in Ouachita Parish in northeastern Louisiana, in 1925, and began carrying passengers in late 1929. Collett E. Woolman purchased the company on September 13, 1928, and renamed it Delta Air Service, with headquarters in Monroe. Delta grew through the addition of routes and the acquisition of other airlines. It replaced propeller planes with jets in the 1960s and entered international competition to Europe in the 1970s and across the Pacific in the 1980s. In 2000, it launched SkyTeam. In 2008, Delta acquired Northwest Airlines to form the world"s largest airline in terms of scheduled passengers carried.
The airline operates an extensive domestic and international network serving all continents except Antarctica. Its top served cities are Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis - St. Paul, Salt Lake City, New York, Memphis, Cincinnati, Los Angeles and Washington.
Delta operates a fleet of585 aircrafts manufactured by Airbus, Boeing and McDonnell Douglas. The carrier operates the largest fleets of Boeing 757, Boeing 767 and Airbus A330 aircraft of any US airline. Delta operates the largest fleet of MD88 and MD90 aircraft in the world. It has 10 Boeing 737-700, 73 Boeing 737-800, 90 Boeing 757-200, 50 Boeing 767-300ER, 55 Airbus A319-100, 41 Airbus A320-200, 66 McDonnell Douglas-88, to name just a few.Â
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The cheapest flights offered by Delta Air Lines is for the route Flights from North Charleston to Atlanta, and the longest flight is on route Flights from Chicago to Portland which takes 9h 6m.
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