Delta Airlines Database

Delta Air Lines, Inc., operating as Delta Air Lines, is a major United States airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States.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 with approximately 75,000 employees.
 Boeing 767-300 ER (Extended Range) of Delta Airlines
The airline’s hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic (88 million passengers per year) and number of landings and takeoffs. 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, the other three being Korean Air, Air France, and Aeroméxico. The loyalty program for Delta Air Lines is SkyMiles. Delta Air Lines is the world’s largest airline in terms of fleet size, revenue passenger-kilometers flown, and scheduled passenger traffic.
 Delta Airlines Fleet List

As of January 2011, Delta operates a fleet of more than 700 aircraft manufactured by Airbus, Boeing, and McDonnell Douglas. The carrier operates the largest fleets of Boeing 757, Boeing 767and Airbus A330aircraft of any US airline. Delta operates the largest fleet of MD88 and MD90 aircraft in the world, and was one of the last major airlines to operate the original Boeing 737–200models, which were retired in 2006. Prior to its 2008 merger with Northwest Airlines, Delta’s fleet was made up of Boeing and McDonnell Douglas aircraft; Northwest’s Airbus aircraft joined the fleet after the merger. As of April 14, 2011, all of Delta’s mainline aircraft have been painted in the carrier’s latest livery.

As of March 31, 2012, the average age of the Delta fleet is 15.8 years, excluding grounded aircraft and those operated by contract carriers. The oldest aircraft in the fleet are the McDonnell Douglas DC-9-50s with an average age of 34 years and the McDonnell Douglas MD-88s with an average age of 21.7 years. To replace the DC-9s, MD-88s, and older A320 and 757-200 aircraft in their fleet, Delta began discussing narrow body replacement plans with manufacturers such as Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier in early 2011.

On August 22, 2011, it was announced that Delta has placed an order for 100 Boeing 737-900ER aircraftand deferred an order of 100 small narrow-body jets until 2012.
On May 22, 2012, Delta announced an agreement with Southwest Airlines to lease the entire 88-plane Boeing 717fleet that it inherited from its acquisition of Air Tran Airways. as a replacement for the remaining DC-9s and replacement for the small 50 seat regional aircraft. Deliveries should begin in mid-2013 replacing over 250 CRJs 100/200 aircraft.

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