ATLANTA, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) was named among America's top companies according to Institutional Investor magazine's 2013 All-America Executive Team ranking.

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Delta was ranked as a "Most Honored Company" by the magazine, which surveyed investment buy-side analysts, portfolio managers and sell-side analysts at securities firms and financial institutions across the U.S.

Just 145 of the nearly 2,000 companies that received votes in the survey scored high enough to be named Most Honored Companies.

Richard Anderson, Delta's chief executive, was ranked among the nation's best CEOs in the survey. Jill Greer, Delta's Managing Director – Investor Relations, was named to the list of Best IR Professionals.

"We're honored to have the hard work of Delta's 80,000 employees worldwide recognized by our investors and industry analysts in the prestigious Institutional Investor rankings," said Delta Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson. "It reflects their ongoing efforts to build a better airline for our shareholders, customers and employees."

More information on the All-America Executive Team can be found at

In addition to the honor from Institutional Investor, Delta recently was ranked the No. 1 airline by corporate travel managers in this year's Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey. The airline ranked first among all carriers in key categories including: Value of Relationships with Account Managers and Sales Representatives; Distribution Channels; Complaint/Problem Resolution; Quality of Customer Service; and Networks, Airline Partnerships and Frequencies.

Delta was the first carrier in the survey's 15-year history to be rated No. 1 in all 10 categories.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic "Airline of the Year" by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the "Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline" by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology, won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey and was the recipient of 12 Executive Travel Magazine Leading Edge Awards for U.S. airlines. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 313 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with 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. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $3 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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