Service to more destinations than any global airline with 124 new nonstop routes and 41 destinations. Delta is National Safety Council's 2006 Occupational Industry Leader—the first airline recognized. J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Survey ranks Delta second of the network carriers in overall customer service. Business Traveler readers name Delta "Best Frequent Flyer Program," "Best Airline Web Site" and "Best Airport Lounge." Song operates its last flight on April 30. Delta announces plan to transform New York-JFK into a major international hub. The “Spirit of Delta”—a Boeing 767 given to the company by employees in 1982—is retired from scheduled service and transformed into a museum exhibit at Delta’s headquarters. Delta launches first service to southern Africa with flights between Atlanta and Johannesburg via Dakar, Senegal.

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