In 1982, Delta employees, retirees and friends began collecting donations to purchase a plane for Delta in support of the company in the midst of a weak economy and poor economic performance.  The Spirit of Delta, as it was later named, has come to be a symbol for Delta’s heritage.

The Spirit of Delta was Delta’s first Boeing 767-200 aircraft and was purchased for $30 million.

Delta is bringing the Spirit of Delta to Boston as it embarks on its final tour through the Delta system as a thank you to Delta employees for all of their hard work and dedication.  The aircraft will conduct a “circle flight” with employees, customers and volunteers from an important local charity for Delta, the American Red Cross.

WHO:
Delta Boston Station Manager Bob Bodish
Delta Senior Vice President of Human Resources Beth Johnston
   
WHAT:
Delta Air Lines brings Spirit of Delta to Boston to operate “circle flight” for customers, employees and volunteers from the American Red Cross.
   
WHEN:
Friday, February 24, 2006
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
   
WHERE:
Boston Logan International Airport, Terminal A – Gate 18

 

Note: Media must receive a gate pass from Delta in order to attend event, so please RSVP to 404-715-2554 at least one hour prior to event. Media are welcome to fly on the “circle flight.”

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