Delta Air Lines destinations
Delta Air Lines is a major United States airline based in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline flies to 318 destinations, across all six inhabited continents. Delta operates a fleet of 764 aircraft with 4,804 flights per day. The airline has nine domestic hubs and three international hubs.
Delta's commercial flights began on June 17, 1929 from Love Field in Dallas, Texas, to Jackson, Mississippi, via Shreveport and Monroe with three Travel Air six-seat monoplanes. Later that year, flights to Birmingham, Alabama, and Meridian, Mississippi, were added. In 1930 Delta expanded east to Atlanta and west to Fort Worth, Texas. Service ended in 1930 after the "Spoils Conference" and the Post Office awarded the route to American Airlines. In August 1934, Delta resumed passenger services, flying Stinson Trimotors, with a route from Charleston, South Carolina, to Fort Worth, with stops in Columbia, Augusta, Atlanta, Birmingham, and Meridian along the way. In 1941, Delta moved its headquarters from Monroe to Atlanta, to center itself along its new route network that now stretched to Chicago, Miami, and New Orleans. By 1943 Delta expanded its routes to Cincinnati to the north, Savannah to the east, and New Orleans to the south. Delta bought Douglas DC-2s and DC-3s, and in 1940 added flight attendants to the crews. Delta also benefited from "interchange service" agreements with TWA, National Airlines, and American Airlines, which allowed Delta aircraft to carry passengers to airports in Michigan, Florida, and California. In 1953 Delta purchased Chicago and Southern Air Lines with access to a Great Lakes route system in the upper Midwest and the Caribbean. In 1956 Delta began routes to New York with extensions to Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Charlotte.
In 1963 Delta entered an interchange agreement with Pan American World Airways allowing it to fly to Europe; in 1970 the airline entered the "wide-body" jet era. Delta purchased Northeast Airlines in 1972, expanding in the northeastern United States with routes to Canada, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and Miami. In August 1979 Delta was the first airline in the world to board one million passengers at one airport in one month (Atlanta). In 1984 the company started Delta Connection linking feeder airlines flying to smaller cities to Delta nodes. The same year, Delta began flying to Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, with L-1011s. Delta started flights to Tokyo, Japan, from Portland, Oregon, on March 2, 1987. The following month, Delta merged with Western Airlines of Los Angeles and absorbed its hubs at Salt Lake City and Los Angeles, which brought access to the West, Mexico, and Canada and made Delta the fourth largest U.S. carrier and fifth largest world carrier.
In 1990 Delta acquired Pan Am's East Coast and European routes (except its intra-German routes from Frankfurt), becoming the largest U.S. transatlantic carrier—a position it still holds. By 1997, Delta had expanded into Latin America and the Caribbean. Delta maintained a secondary hub at Portland for flights to Asia. Destinations included Bangkok, Fukuoka, Hong Kong, Manila, Nagoya, Seoul, Taipei, and Tokyo. Today, the only Asia operations from Portland and Los Angeles are Portland-Tokyo and Los Angeles-Tokyo-Bangkok. Delta flies to Beijing, China; Hong Kong; Seoul, South Korea; Nagoya, Japan; Manila, Philippines (via Nagoya); Shanghai, China; and Tokyo, Japan from Atlanta, Detroit, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, Portland, and Seattle. Service from Atlanta to Seoul (SkyTeam member Korean Air is currently the sole operator on the route); and Shanghai was suspended due to weak demand (Delta flights from Atlanta to Shanghai resumed June 2011 but only lasted until January 2012). Delta now serves Shanghai from its Detroit and Tokyo-Narita hubs and Seoul, Bangkok and Singapore from its Tokyo-Narita hub. The airline ended flights from Detroit to Hong Kong in August 2012.
Delta Air Lines has flown to the cities below; the table isn't intended to show cities that have only seen Delta Connection flights (affiliated carriers flying smaller aircraft).
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- Downloadable Delta route maps
- Africa: http://www.delta.com/content/dam/delta-www/pdfs/route-maps/africa-route-map.pdf
- Asia: https://www.delta.com/content/dam/delta-www/pdfs/route-maps/asia-route-map.pdf
- Europe: https://www.delta.com/content/dam/delta-www/pdfs/route-maps/europe-route-map.pdf
- Latin America and Caribbean: https://www.delta.com/content/dam/delta-www/pdfs/route-maps/latin-america-route-map.pdf
- United States: https://www.delta.com/content/dam/delta-www/pdfs/route-maps/us-route-map.pdf