What started as a humble, little aerial crop dusting operation called Huff Daland Dusters in 1924 has now grown into one of the world’s largest global airlines, helping more than 180 million customers get to the places they want to go to each year.
Delta operates the world’s largest airline hub in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the world for passenger service.
Today, Delta offers service to 323 destinations in fifty-seven countries on six continents and employs more than 80,000 people around the world, with more than 30,000 employees in Georgia alone.
Delta Community Giving
Delta Air Lines and their employees believe in giving back to the communities where they live, work and serve. Delta Air Lines, The Delta Air Lines Foundation and Delta employees contribute time, energy and millions of dollars to a host of worthwhile causes. Here are a few highlights of how Delta gives back:
- In fiscal year 2016, Delta employees donated 8,132 pints of blood to the American Red Cross. Delta is ranked number 3 in corporate blood donations in the U.S.
- Delta has built 235 homes through their partnership with Habitat for Humanity International.
- Delta employees consistently give more than $1.7 million annually to the United Way to help those less fortunate in their communities.
- Each year, Delta employees raise millions of dollars for organizations such as the American Cancer Society, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, amfAR, CARE and Covenant House to fight cancer and other diseases, homelessness and poverty.
- Delta employees teach students financial literacy, entrepreneurship, business readiness and economics through their partnership with Junior Achievement.
- Delta has partnered with the national non-profit KaBOOM! to build seventeen playgrounds since 2013.
- Last year, Delta contributed $625,000 and employees donate thousands of toys and bikes to the Marine Toys for Tots campaign in key Delta cities.
Delta Air Lines has sponsored the Georgia History Festival since 2011. Georgia Historical Society is also proud to have Delta Air Lines as Flagship Sponsor of the Business History Initiative.
Learn about Delta’s history at the Delta Flight Museum’s website.
Read more about how Delta gives back to communities.