List of Delta Air Lines destinations
Delta Air Lines is a major United States airline based in Atlanta, Georgia. As of 01 February 2019, Delta mainline aircraft fly to 241 destinations; when combined with its Delta Connection regional affiliates, Delta-flagged aircraft fly to a total of 328 destinations serving 59 countries across all six inhabited continents. Delta operates a fleet of 764 aircraft with 4,804 flights per day. The airline has eight domestic hub cities and four 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 Western Canada and made Delta the fourth largest U.S. carrier and fifth largest world carrier.
In 1991 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 is Portland-Tokyo. Delta flies to Beijing, China; Hong Kong; Seoul, South Korea; Nagoya, Japan; Manila, Philippines (via Tokyo); Shanghai, China; and Tokyo, Japan from Atlanta, Detroit, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York-JFK, Portland, and Seattle. Service from Atlanta to Seoul (Seoul-Atlanta service was resumed in June 2017); 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 and Singapore from its Tokyo-Narita hub. The airline ended nonstop flights from Detroit to Hong Kong in August 2012.
Delta Air Lines has flown to the cities below; the table does not show cities that have only seen Delta Connection flights.
- Actively listed on Delta Connection destinations Wikipage; no longer served by Delta mainline.
- "Delta Worldwide Timetable - Validity Period: Friday, 01 February 2019 through Friday, 15 March 2019" (PDF). Delta Flight Schedules. Delta Air Lines. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
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- "Complaints make Portland-Tokyo flight bumpy for Delta". The Oregonian. September 3, 2009.
- "Delta adding flights to Australia, Brazil".
- "Delta Launches Two New Routes Connecting Atlanta to Medellin and Cartegena" (Press release). Delta Air Lines. April 6, 2015. Retrieved April 6, 2015.
- "Delta Air Lines to launch flights to Cuba this year". Ajc.com. August 31, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- "Delta Resumes Cuba Flights After a 55 Year Suspension". Cubajournal.co. December 1, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- Apr 5, 2006 (April 5, 2006). "Delta Launches First Non-Stop Service Between Atlanta and Dusseldorf". Aviationpros.com. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- "Delta marks 30 years' service from Munich and Stuttgart". Delta Air Lines. April 28, 2016. Retrieved April 28, 2016.
- "Delta Air Lines Launches First Nonstop Service between Accra and World's Largest Airline Hub in Atlanta". Ghana Web. June 3, 2010. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
- Yamanouchi, Kelly (May 29, 2012). "Delta shifting international flight schedules". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
- Josephs, Leslie (May 24, 2018). "Delta Air Lines to fly nonstop from the US.to India for first time in a decade". CNBC. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
- "Delta Air Lines revient à Nice, repart à Kingston | Air Journal". Air-journal.fr. March 27, 2013. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
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- "Delta Expands Africa Presence with First Nonstop Flights between Atlanta and Lagos, Nigeria". December 3, 2007.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 1, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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- "Delta Air Lines announces 2 new routes to London Gatwick, to commence in 2020". Simpleflying. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
- "Delta Returning Mainline Service To Chattanooga in Early September – 06/11/2012". Chattanoogan.com. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
- "Delta Connection Will Launch Regional Jet Service Between Dallas Love Field and Atlanta July 1". PR Newswire. May 26, 2000. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
- "Delta now flying out of Harlingen". Valley Central. December 22, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
- "Delta Air Lines to resume service to Juneau". Juneau Empire. December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 23, 2016. Retrieved April 13, 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Jeff Sturgeon381-1661. "Delta Air Lines revamps Roanoke service". Roanoke.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2012.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- Mutzabaugh, Ben (January 26, 2017). "Delta Air Lines to pull out of Taiwan in May". USA Today. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
- Blank, Jared (June 1, 2011). "Delta Announces Route Cuts to Europe…Goodbye, Berlin, Stockholm, Manchester and More". Online Travel Review. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
- "Delta Airlines se pose à Pointe-à-Pitre - Abonnement". Guadeloupe.franceantilles.fr. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- "`Delta will continue regular operations'." The Hindu Business Line. September 15, 2005. Retrieved on June 6, 2009.
- "Delta closes 2 Italian routes in S17". Routesonline. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- smh. "Delta Air Lines to launch Flights between Atlanta and Kuwait". Asiatraveltips.com. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- Real, David (August 2, 2011). "Tourism Department Signs with Delta for More Flights". Acapulco News. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- "Boko Haram: KLM, Delta Airline Suspend Flights Into Abuja". Point Blank News. August 8, 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- "Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines Inc. merged". Philstar.com. May 16, 2009. Retrieved July 31, 2018.
- http://news.delta.com/delta-expands-africa-presence-first-nonstop-flights-between-atlanta-and-lagos-nigeria. Missing or empty
- "DELTA to Cancel Busan Service from late-May 2012 :: Routesonline". Airlineroute.net. February 17, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- "Delta ends some routes at Tokyo's Narita, signalling start of Asia shift". StarTribune.com. August 11, 2016. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- "DELTA Cancels Istanbul Service in S16". Airlineroute.net. April 21, 2016. Retrieved April 22, 2016.
- "DELTA Cancels Dubai Service from Feb 2016". Airlineroute.net. October 28, 2015. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
- "DELTA S17 long-haul changes as of 15MAR17". Routesonline. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- "Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields: Texas - Northeast Fort Worth". Airfields-freeman.com. Retrieved July 13, 2017.
- Sielicki, Jim (March 14, 2011). "Delta takes early exit from Toledo Express". The Blade. Toledo, Ohio. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
- 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