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1030 Delta Boulevard

Atlanta, GA 30354

United States

Phone: 404-715-2600


Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States (U.S.) and internationally. The company’s route network is centered around a system of hub, international gateway and key airports that the company operates in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. The company’s network is supported by a fleet of aircraft that is varied in size and capabilities, giving the company flexibility to adjust aircraft to the network. International Alliances The company’s international alliance relationships with foreign carriers include reciprocal codesharing and frequent flyer program participation and airport lounge access arrangements; and with some carriers that might include joint sales and marketing coordination, co-location of airport facilities and other commercial cooperation arrangements. Joint Venture Agreements The company operates three joint ventures with foreign carriers. The three joint ventures are: A transatlantic joint venture with Air France and KLM, both of which are subsidiaries of the same holding company, and Alitalia, which generally covers routes between North America and Europe. A transatlantic joint venture with Virgin Atlantic Airways with respect to operations on non-stop routes between the United Kingdom and North America. In addition to the joint venture, the company owns a non-controlling 49% equity stake in Virgin Atlantic Limited, the parent company of Virgin Atlantic Airways. A transpacific joint venture with Virgin Australia Airlines and its affiliated carriers with respect to operations on transpacific routes between North America and Australia/New Zealand. Enhanced Commercial Agreements with Foreign Carriers The company has separate strategic equity investments in Grupo Aeroméxico, S.A.B. de C.V., the parent company of Aeroméxico; and in GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, S.A., the parent company of VRG Linhas Aéreas (operating as GOL), as well as an exclusive commercial relationship with each air carrier. The company’s commercial agreements with each of these carriers separately provide for expansion of reciprocal codesharing and frequent flyer program participation, airport lounge access arrangements, improved passenger connections and joint sales cooperation. The company intends to further expand its relationship with Aeroméxico through a joint venture on flights between the U.S. and Mexico. In addition to the company’s commercial cooperation arrangements for passenger service with Aeroméxico, the company, and Aeroméxico have established a joint venture relating to an airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul operation located in Queretaro, Mexico. The company also owns China Eastern and has a commercial agreement with them to expand its relationship and connect the networks of the two airlines. SkyTeam In addition to the company’s marketing alliance agreements with individual foreign airlines, the company is a member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance. The other members of SkyTeam are Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Tarom, Vietnam Airlines, and Xiamen Airlines. Through alliance arrangements with other SkyTeam carriers, the company is able to link its network with the route networks of the other member airlines, providing opportunities for increased connecting traffic while offering improved customer service through reciprocal codesharing and frequent flyer arrangements, airport lounge access programs, and coordinated cargo operations. Domestic Alliances The company has reciprocal codesharing and frequent flyer program participation and airport lounge access arrangements with both Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines. Regional Carriers The company has air service agreements with domestic regional air carriers that feed traffic to it

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