Transportation Engineering – Delta Airlines

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TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERING-II DELTA AIRLINES ABSTRACT Delta Airlines being one of the most innovative and pioneering airlines, has captured a sizeable market share in today’s aviation industry. The name sounds a ring in almost anyone, once flown with the carrier, since they provide services which are better imagined only in the far flung future when it comes to other carriers. For example, they were the first to introduce stewardesses way back in the ‘60s and ‘70s; the first to operate fully Wi-Fi inflight entertainment modules; the first to venture into computer booking of tickets and boarding pass printing and also the perpetuator of the hub and spoke model, now being aped everywhere. Thus in this term paper, its history, organization, revenue models and fleet and destination numbers shall be discussed, just to present a picture of the magnitude of enviable network & reputation it holds today. INTRODUCTION Delta Air Lines, Inc., one of the major US based airline companies, is the sixth-oldest operational airline, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline along with its subsidiaries operate over 5,000 flights daily, spanning 400+ destinations in 83 countries on six continents. It employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates with a fleet of more than 700 aircrafts. The airline’s hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport is the world’s busiest airport by passenger traffic (over 91 million passengers per year) and number of landings and takeoffs. Delta Air Lines was the world’s largest airline in terms of fleet size in 2011 and scheduled passenger traffic in 2012, and the second-largest in terms of revenue passenger-kilometers flown in 2012. This year, Delta has been named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine, marking the first time in a decade that a North American-based carrier has earned the distinction. HISTORY Delta airlines boasts a rich history that goes back to 1924. It was founded on May 30, 1924, inMacon, Georgia, and was the world’s firstaerial crop dustingcompany. In 1928 C. E. Woolman, lead movement to buy Huff Daland Dusters and on September 13, 1928 purchased it and renamed it to Delta Air Service. The name Delta, referring to theMississippi Delta, was suggested by Catherine Fitzgerald, a secretary who later would rise to the rank of an executive in the company. Not to forget that its been a pioneer in the field of computer reservations as well, when it joined hands with NorthWest to form WORLDSPAN(its indigenous computer reservation system).Some important year wise advancements of Delta Air Lines are as follows:

  • 1930’s: Delta began passenger service
  • Officially rechristened to Delta Airlines Inc.
  • In the year 1941 that the headquarters of Delta moved from Monroe to Atlanta.
  • Delta expanded internationally and entered the computer and jet world.
  • Pioneered hub and spoke system. (1960s)
  • In 1964 the Deltamatic reservation system starts with IBM-7074 computers.
  • 2000- Delta launched SkyTeam,

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