"Delta wants to thank Gov. Deal for his steps to ensure that the state of Georgia will remain competitive in the global economy," said Delta CEO Ed Bastian. "With 33,000 employees in Georgia, we are honored to call this our home state, and proud of the $58 billion in economic impact that Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport creates statewide every year. The savings will allow us to invest additional flights into Georgia in the years to come. We look forward to continued growth of our service in Georgia and the job creation that will accompany it."