Delta Air Lines

airline in the United States

Delta Air Lines, Inc. is a large airline from the United States. They are headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Their largest hub is also in Atlanta. Delta's first flight was in 1929.[1] In 1972, Delta merged with Northeast Airlines.[2] In 1987, Delta merged with Western Airlines.[3] In 2009, they merged with Northwest Airlines. Until 2013, Delta was the world's largest airline.[4] As of 2016, the airline goes to 334 cities and has 819 planes.[5]

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  1. "Delta Air Lines' First Passenger Flight — 1929". 12 February 2014.
  2. "Northeast Airlines".
  3. Ap (7 April 1987). "COMPANY NEWS; Delta-Western Merger Allowed". The New York Times.
  4. James G. Thomas Jr.; Charles Reagan Wilson (2012). The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 22: Science and Medicine. UNC Press Books. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-8078-3743-6.
  5. "Delta Air Lines Fleet Details and History".

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