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 Salt Lake City 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 representatives from an important local charity for Delta, the Boys and Girls Club.
 

WHO:
Delta Salt Lake City Station Manager Randy Hagblom Delta Vice President of Maintenance Operations John Laughter Salt Lake City International Airport Executive Director Russ Pack

 
WHAT:
Delta Air Lines brings Spirit of Delta to Salt Lake City to operate “circle flight” for customers, employees and representatives from the Boys and Girls Club.

 
WHEN:
Monday, February 27, 2006, Noon – 2 p.m.

 
WHERE:
Salt Lake City International Airport, Gate D1

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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