Delta Air Lines, Inc. provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo in the United States and internationally. It operates from airport hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. It also provides aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul services for other aviation and airline customers, as well as offers staffing services, professional security and training services, and aviation solutions; vacation packages; and aircraft charters. The company offers services to 341 destinations in 61 countries. As of December 2012, it operates a mainline fleet of approximately 700 aircraft. The company was founded in 1924 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.
CEO: Richard H. Anderson; Revenues: $36.7 billion (2012); Employees: 80,000+ (2012)
Climate Change Actions
- Delta has joined The Climate Registry with successful verification of its greenhouse gas emissions inventories from 2005 through 2011.
- Since 2005, Delta has decreased its annual emissions by 7.6 million metric tons, a 17 percent decrease over six years.
- Delta has established an internal 2013 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions below its 2012 levels.
- Delta and its industry partners have called for a global sectoral approach to address aviation’s greenhouse gas emissions under the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Delta and the industry have made the following commitments to reduce commercial aviation CO2 emissions over the next 40 years. The major industry trade associations, IATA and A4A, have endorsed these reduction goals:
- Improving fuel efficiency by an average of 1.5 percent per year to 2020: Delta has exceeded this goal through 2012, achieving an average annual 1.7% fuel efficiency improvement since 2009
- Stabilizing emissions with carbon neutral growth from 2020
- Reducing net emissions by 50 percent by 2050, relative to 2005
Statements on Climate Change
"Reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions are priorities for Delta. [...] As a company we will continue our greenhouse gas reduction efforts, and in conjunction with the entire airline industry, continue to support the global sectoral approach." Richard H. Anderson, CEO
Delta Company Web Site, Delta Corporate Responsibility Report (CSR) Report, Delta Carbon Emissions Policy, Delta Carbon Offsets Program