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Minnesota OSHA

Delta’s Iron Range Customer Engagement Center was recognized by Minnesota’s OSHA and earned a Minnesota Star designation and an OSHA Voluntary Protection Star site designation

Air Cargo Excellence Awards

Delta Cargo received the Air Cargo Excellence Gold Award in the up to 999,900 tonnes category for the first time and Delta’s joint venture partner Air France-KLM won the Gold Award for over one million or more tonnes category.

Women’s Business Enterprise National Council

Delta was honored as a Top Corporation for Women Business Enterprises by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council for demonstrating the highest commitment to providing opportunities for women-owned suppliers.

Companies That Care

For the third consecutive year, Delta was named to the 2018 Honor Roll of companies that act in socially responsible ways for their employees and communities by Companies That Care.

Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service

Delta Vacations won nearly two dozen awards at the Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer service, including a “Grand Stevie” for being one of the top 10 companies and organizations to receive the most Stevie awards in 2018.

Fast Company

Delta Air Lines was named one of the Most Innovative Companies Worldwide by Fast Company, in part due to its use of RFID technology to track customer bags in real time which earned it the No. 6 spot among travel companies.

Fortune Magazine

For the second consecutive year, Delta Air Lines has been named one of the 2018 Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For”, the only airline to appear on the list .


Premier Latin travel media outlet, LADEVI recognized Delta Air Lines with the Insignia Award for Excellence 2018 as the Best Global Airline in Latin America and the Caribbean for the third consecutive year.

Fortune Magazine

For the fifth consecutive year, Delta Air Lines earned a spot among the world’s leading brands after being named as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Companies.

Wall Street Journal

On the Wall Street Journal’s Middle Seat scorecard of the eight major airlines, Delta was ranked number one based on seven key operational metrics.

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Delta Honor Guard, a volunteer network of hundreds of frontline employees who provide services for fallen soldiers being flown home, received the Veterans of Foreign Wars Americanism Award.


Delta Air Lines was the first U.S. airline in nine years to be named the World’s Most On-Time Airline by FlightGlobal.

Nielsen Norman Group

Delta Air Line’s internal website for employees, Deltanet, was included in the 10 Best Intranets for 2018 by the Nielsen Norman Group.

Global Traveler

Delta has been named the international business class winner in Global Traveler's annual Wine on the Wings competition. Global Traveler selected a panel of more than 20 wine professionals to oversee this year's competition. The judges conducted a blind taste test of wines submitted by airlines around the world, giving each wine a score based on its taste and quality. When the scores were tallied, Delta rose to the top as the highest scorer among international business class selections.

U.S. News & World Report

Delta SkyMiles was named a Best Travel Rewards Program for 2018-2019 by U.S. News & World Report, securing the No. 2 overall spot for airline reward programs for the second year running. The annual ranking attributed Delta’s recognition to “ample Member benefits, large network of flight destinations and high volume of daily domestic flights.”

TravelAge West

Delta Air Lines was named the Best Domestic Airline for the seventh consecutive year for the 2018 Western Agents Votes of Excellence awards by TravelAge West. Delta Vacations also has been honored again as the “Best Airline Vacation Brand.”

Points of Light

Delta Air Lines has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. The award recognizes Delta as one of the most community-minded companies in the United States.

Flight Global

Recognizing Delta’s strong performance, highlighted by a record 251 days without a mainline cancellation, FlightGlobal awarded Delta ‘Most On-time North American Mainline,’ ‘Most On-time North American Network Airline,’ and ‘Most On-time International Mainline Airline.’ It’s the second year in a row Delta has taken top honors in the annual On-Time Performance Service Award.


Delta has been honored with a Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award, a list of the Best Places to Work in 2019. This is the fourth straight year the company has earned this honor, ranking at No. 28 in the list of 100 large companies.

Fast Company

Delta Air Lines was named a 2018 finalist for Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards in the Fashion and Beauty category for its new uniforms. This is Delta’s first time being recognized for its innovation in the fashion and beauty space, and was the only airline to be recognized in this category. 

The Beat

For the seventh consecutive year, Delta has been named the Most Admired Airline and Overall Most Admired Supplier in The Beat Readers’ Choice Awards. 

Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine have called out Delta as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity, an honor the airline has now earned for three straight years.

Business Travel News

For a record eighth consecutive year, the corporate travel community has ranked Delta No. 1 among U.S. airlines in the annual Business Travel News Airline Survey. Since BTN first began surveying corporate travel professionals in 1998, no other airline has topped the survey for eight consecutive years.

Travel Weekly

Delta Sky Club on Concourse B was named a 2018 Magellan Gold Award winner in the Airport Lounge Category by Travel Weekly ­– the first award for this Club.  Delta was the only U.S. airline and one of only two winners that received the 2018 Magellan Gold Award in the Airport Lounge Category.

Business Traveller Awards

Delta has continued its winning streak in the U.K. by being named Best North American Airline at the annual Business Travel Awards. The accolade came just four weeks after Delta took home the Airline of the Year award at the TTG Awards.


The company received a top ranking from APEX Official Airline Ratings. The honor, awarded to Delta for the second straight year, was based on customer feedback.

Airline Passenger Experience Association

The Airline Passenger Experience Association ranked Delta as one of 25 global airlines worthy of a five-star rating out of about 500 passenger airlines surveyed. This customer experience award followed Delta receiving its first-ever five-star rating in 2017 as well as the prestigious Crystal Cabin award for its Delta One suite.

American Heart Association

Delta received Gold recognition from the American Heart Association for Workplace Health Achievement Index.  The honor was earned by an evidence-based index score which is based on seven organizational best practices: leadership, reporting outcomes, program, policies and environment, partnerships, engagement and communication. 

National Business Group

Platinum Level honors for the 2018 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® from the National Business Group on Health.  2018 is the fourth straight year Delta has earned the “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles” distinction, and the second straight year it has achieved Platinum status. Only 49 U.S. employers were recognized in 2018, and only 17 of those received platinum-level honors.

World Travel Awards

Thousands of customers recognized Delta's investments in airports, cutting edge travel technology and on-board experience, choosing the airline for an unprecedented six World Travel Awards in 2018.

World Travel Awards

The Delta Sky Club at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport was named "North America's Leading Airport Lounge 2018" for the second year in a row by the World Travel Awards, based on votes from travel and tourism professionals and consumers across the globe. 




Great Place to Work

Delta earned the award for a second straight year based on extensive ratings provided by Delta employees in anonymous surveys. 

J.D. Power

​​For the fourth consecutive year, Delta Air Lines Premium Sales and Service achieved the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center distinction within the Live Phone channel. 

The Beat

Delta was awarded the Most Admired Supplier and Most Admired Airline by the readers of The Beat at their 10th Annual Beat Readers' Choice Awards for the sixth year in a row.

The National Business Group on Health


Delta Wellness was recognized for the third straight year with the "Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles" 2017 Platinum Award from The National Business Group on Health.


Delta's superior customer experience was recognized with the only five-star rating of 14 global airlines from APEX Official Airline Ratings.

The World Travel Awards

Delta Sky Club at Seattle-Tacoma Airport was awarded "North America's Leading Airport Lounge 2017" by the World Travel Awards.

Great Place To Work and Fortune Magazine

Great Place To Work and Fortune ranked Delta Air Lines No. 10 on a list of the country's Best Workplaces for Women.

The World Travel Awards

​Delta has been honored with three World Travel Awards in the categories of Leading United States Airline to Central America, Leading United States Airline to South America and Leading United States Airline to Mexico.

The Talent Board

Delta has been honored with a Candidate Experience (CandE) Award by the Talent Board for the fourth year in a row.

Future Travel Experience Global Awards

Delta's Nomad customer assistance tool has won "Best Check-In Initiative" at the Future Travel Experience Global Awards 2017.

The Health Project

Delta has received a coveted Honorable Mention designation from the 2017 C. Everett Koop National Health Award based on the quality and effectiveness of the Delta Wellness program.

Black Enterprise Magazine

Delta has been named to Black Enterprise magazine’s list of the 50 Top Companies for Supplier Diversity.

U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

Delta has been named one of the nation’s “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” for the second year in a row.


Delta was ranked No. 22 of 100 honorees among Glassdoor's annual Candidate’s Choice Awards for “Best Places to Interview in 2017," based on an overall interview experience rating.

U.S. News

Delta SkyMiles was named a Best Travel Rewards Program by U.S. News for 2017-2018.

Atlanta Cargo Awards

For the second consecutive year, Delta Cargo has been awarded “Cargo Airline of the Year” at the Atlanta Cargo Awards based on the most tonnage handled at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Red Cross

Employees and retirees contributed a record 9,375 pints of blood at Delta-hosted American Red Cross blood drives during fiscal year 2017 ranking Delta as the No. 2 corporate blood donor in the U.S.


Delta Cargo has been awarded IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma Logistics Certification. 

TravelAge West

The readers of TravelAge West awarded Delta with two WAVE awards, Airline Providing the Best Travel Agent Support, and Best Airline — Domestic for the sixth consecutive year.


Bizbash listed Delta as No. 3 among the top 10 innovative brands of 2017.

RFID Journal

Delta was honored with the Best Radio Frequency Identification Technology (RFID) Implementation Award from the RFID Journal, recognizing the airline’s industry-leading baggage handling strategy.

Foreign Policy Association.

Delta was honored for the role it plays fostering global diversity and its commitment to the communities it serves worldwide with the Corporate Responsibility Award from the Foreign Policy Association.

The International Yacht & Aviation Awards

Delta’s new premium seat product and the airline’s Seattle lounge took top honors at The 2017 International Yacht & Aviation Awards.

Workforce Magazine

For the third year in a row, Delta has earned a spot on the Workforce 100 for excellence in human resources.

 Forbes Magazine

Forbes magazine has ranked Delta No. 145 among America's 500 Best Large Employers of 2017.

Companies That Care

Delta has been named to the 2017 Honor Roll by Companies That Care for the second year in a row.


Flyertea, the largest frequent flyer website in China named Delta, “Flyers’ Preferred Airline" among North American airlines for the third consecutive year.

Fortune Magazine

Delta was named one of Fortune's 2017 100 Best Companies to Work For

Fortune Magazine

Delta topped the Most Admired Companies list for the fourth straight year, rated Fortune’s Most Admired Airline for the sixth time in the past seven years.

Aircraft Interiors Expo

The Delta One suite was honored with the prestigious Crystal Cabin Award win in the highly coveted Cabin Concepts category. The Crystal Cabin Awards are known as the world’s most renowned prize for innovation in aircraft interiors.

U.K. Cellars in the Sky

Delta scooped Silver in the Fortified/Sweet Wines category.

Travvy Awards

Delta was recognized for the highest standards of excellence with seven Travvy Awards.

U.K.'s Business Travel Awards

Delta was named Business Airline of the Year for 2017.

Fortune Magazine

Delta Air Lines was named alongside other top brands, as one of only 32 Blue Ribbon Companies in 2017, determined by how many of Fortune Magazine’s eight major awards the company received.

Travel Weekly

Travel Weekly readers voted Delta Air Lines as the Best Domestic Airline for the seventh consecutive year, the Top Airline Overall for the fourth consecutive year, Best Sales and Service for the second year and the Legacy in Travel Philanthropy Award for the first time. Delta Vacations and Delta partners also took home multiple awards.


For the third consecutive year, Delta Air Lines was a winner of one the annual Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards of the Best Places to Work in 2018, and the top ranked airline on the list of 50 large companies.

Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work

Delta Air Lines was named one of the 2017 Best Workplaces for Diversity for the second year and was the only passenger airline on the list of 100, coming in at No. 15.

Business Traveller China

A the 13th annual Business Traveller China Awards ceremony, Delta Air Lines received the Best American Airline serving China award.

Victory Media

For the second consecutive year, Delta Air Lines earned the designation of 2018 Military Friendly Employer from Victory Media which has created an annual list of military friendly employers since 2003.

Business Travel News

For the seventh consecutive year, Delta Air Lines was named the No. 1 U.S. airline, earning the top overall score in the Business Travel News Airline Survey and sweeping all 10 categories.

Morgan Stanley

According to the Morgan Stanley 2017 Corporate Travel Survey, Delta Air Lines was rated as best-in-class for 2018 and has ranked No. 1 each year since 2013.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation

For the second straight year, Delta Air Lines received a perfect score of 100 percent on the Corporate Equality Index administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, placing Delta in the ranks of 609 major U.S. business which also earned top marks in 2017.

Meeting, Conventions and Incentive industry

At the inaugural Stella Awards put on by the Meeting, Conventions and Incentives industry, Delta Air Lines was voted the Best Airline.

Great Place to Work in partnership with Fortune Magazine

Research and consulting firm Great Place to Work recognized Delta Air Lines as one of the Best Workplaces in Southern California.




Fortune 500

Jumped five spots on the list to #68

Fortune Magazine

Most Admired Companies list for the third straight year; No. 30 on the list, up nine spots from 2015.

J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study

Ranked 2nd among traditional carriers. Scoring 725 in the traditional carrier segment, a 16-point boost over its final score last year.

J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program

Premium Sales and Service Customer Engagement Centers earn certification for third year

Fortune Magazine

Honor for workplace diversity

Harris Poll EquiTrend

Named Full Service Airline Brand of the Year for the 2nd consecutive year

Travel Weekly 

Won 4 top "gold" awards – including best U.S. First Class, Business Class and Economy, as well as best airport lounge

The Beat

Won 2 Readers’ Choice Awards: Most Admired Airline and Overall Most Admired Supplier

World Travel Awards

Won 5 World Travel Awards for 2nd year:  North America’s Leading Airline; United States’ Leading Airline to the Caribbean; United States’ Leading Airline to Central America; United States’ Leading Airline to South America; and United States’ Leading Airline to Mexico

Recommend Magazine Readers’ Choice Awards

Won Gold Readers’ Choice Award the Best Airline for International Travel


Employees’ Choice Award two years in a row

Institutional Investor 

Topped the charts, with “Most Honored Company” for the third consecutive year, and high marks are given to CEO Ed Bastian, Chief Financial Officer Paul Jacobson and Jill Greer, Vice President–Investor Relations

Business Travel News

Ranked #1 in Annual Airline Survey for 6th consecutive year

Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality

World Traveller (China’s leading travel magazine)

Delta One named ‘Best Business Class’

Food and Travel magazine

Readers chose Delta as the Best International Airline

China Travel Award

Awarded In-Flight Service as best in the industry


Recognized with the inaugural Insignia Latam Excellence Award

Airline Business Magazine

Delta, Virgin capture Aviation Strategy Award for Finance

TravelAge West

WAVE Award: Best Business/First Class, Domestic and Best Airline, Domestic as part of the TravelAge West WAVE (Western Agents’ Votes of Excellence) Awards

Flyertea (largest frequent flyer website in China)

Named Best Airline of North America for 2nd consecutive year

MRO Americas conference

OneAero MRO’s Top Shop Award for Best Total Solutions Provider for the third consecutive year

Companies That Care

Named to this year’s Honor Roll for the first time

Italian Mission Awards

Awarded the "Best Long Haul Airline"

Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service

Reservation Sales, Customer Care and Delta Sales Support (DSS):  GOLD:  Customer Service Team of the Year – Recovery Situation;  Customer Service Department of the Year SILVER: Contact Center of the Year (Over 100 Seats) BRONZE: Telesales Team of the Year: Small-to-Medium Enterprises Development Team; Contact Center Leader of the Year: Boh Ying Leong; Sales Support Team of the Year: J-Line Support Team; Contact Center Professional of the Year: Sharon Moses; Front-Line Customer Service Team of the Year – All Other Industries: Latin American and Caribbean Sales Support Team

ADDYs (Atlanta Advertising Awards)

Delta takes home GOLD:  Gift Card campaign SILVER:  2014 ‘Amazing Year’ holiday e-greeting card; Delta Studio in the Interface & Navigation category BRONZE: Responsive Design category for its LAXtoLUX campaign

The Korea Travel Times

Named as the “Best Foreign Carrier”

Business Briefing

Named Mike Medeiros Fortune 1000 Executive of the Year

Buying Business Travel

Steve Sear named to the Hot List for industry influencers

Travvy Awards

Delta Vacations earning five awards– two golds and three silvers

Lifehacker (daily blog)

Delta mentioned as the “Best U.S. airline for holiday travel”

Talent Board (nonprofit which focuses on recruitment)

Honored with the Candidate Experience (CandE) Award for the 3rd consecutive year

LGBT tourism event

Recognized as the most LGBT-friendly airline in Latin America

Xcel Energy

Received the Xcelence Award for largest electric savings by a commercial business

Global Business Travel Association Convention

Bob Somers received the Allied Member of the Year award

BTN Business Travel Trends and Forecast

Bob Somers was named among the 25 Most Influential Executives in the business travel industry





Fortune 500

Jumped 8 spots on the list to #73

Fortune Magazine

Named one of 50 Most Admired Companies

J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study

Improved in all 7 categories and ranked #2

J.D. Power Certified Contact Center Program

Reservations Premium Sales and Service teams recognized for customer service excellence for 2nd consecutive year

Business Travel News

Ranked #1 in Annual Airline Survey for 5th consecutive year

Morgan Stanley

Ranked #1 in Corporate Travel Survey for 2nd consecutive year

Fortune and Travel+Leisure

Won 2 categories in Best in Business Travel Survey: Best Airport Lounge and Best Business & First Class In-Flight Experience


Named one of “10 Best Airlines of China”

Harris Poll EquiTrend

Named Full Service Airline Brand Of The Year

Travel Weekly 

Won 3 Reader's Choice Awards: Top Airline Overall, Best Domestic Airline and Best Sales and Service. Delta Vacations also received Best Tour Operator, Domestic Package and Best Tour Operator, Overall.

The Beat

Won 2 Readers’ Choice Awards: Supplier of the Year and Most Admired Airline


Named one of the Best Places to Work

World Travel Awards

Won 5 categories: United States’ Leading Airline to Central America; United States’ Leading Airline to South America; United States’ Leading Airline to Mexico; North America’s Leading Airline; United States’ Leading Airline to the Caribbean

Travolution named "Best Airline Website”

Latin Trade

Won 2 categories in Best of Travel Annual Awards: Best Food and Beverages on board Delta One and Best Self Check-In for customers

Recommend Magazine

Won 4 categories in Reader’s Choice Awards, including “Best Travel Agent Support”

Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards

Named Best Air Cargo Carrier - North America

Heroes of the Fortune 500

Delta flight crew highlighted on Heroes of the Fortune 500 list 

Harvard Business Review

Rated Richard Anderson among the best-performing CEOs in the world, the only airline chief to make the list

Aviation Week

Named Delta CEO Richard Anderson Person of the Year


Named Richard Anderson among Highest Rated CEOs

Institutional Investor 

Named Delta Best Investor, Richard Anderson Best Chief Executive Officer, Paul Jacobson Best Chief Financial Officer

Business Travel News

Named Dave Holtz among the 25 Most Influential Executives

Crain’s New York Business

Named Gail Grimmett one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York

Seoul’s Incheon International Airport

Incheon Airport Best Airline Service Award for the second consecutive year





Airfinance Journal

Airline of the Year and Commercial Loan Deal of the Year

Air Transport World Magazine

2014 Airline of the Year

American Express

Delta, Air France-KLM and Alitalia named the American Express Travel and Lifestyle Services Air Supplier of the Year

Fortune Magazine

Admired Airline Worldwide in the 2014 World's Most Admired Companies Airline Industry list

The Freddie Awards

The Impact Award for Delta's Crossover Rewards program with Starwood

Latin Trade

"Most Improved Overall" and "Best Partnerships and Alliances" at the Best of Travel Annual Awards 2014

OneAero MRO

Delta TechOps selected Best Total Solutions Provider in OneAero MRO's annual Top Shop Awards; Delta TechOps was also a finalist for the Best Engine Overhaul Repair award

TravelAge West

Best Domestic Airline; "Editor's Pick" for Best Domestic Economy Class and Best Domestic Business/First Class





The Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington

Three Gold ADDY Awards for the Delta Kiosk

Aircraft Technology Engineering & Maintenance Magazine

Best Airframe MRO Provider in the Americas

Air Transport Rating Agency

No. 1 ranking in the Holistic World Safety Awards

American Academy of Hospitality Sciences

Five Star Diamond Award for the new Terminal 4 at New York - JFK

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Bronze Lion for The Fly Delta app

Fortune Magazine

Most Admired Airline Worldwide in the 2013 World's Most Admired Companies Airline Industry list

J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study

2nd among Major Network Airlines

The ONE Show

Pencil Award for Mobile Applications/Sites/Services/Utilities for the Fly Delta app

Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevies for Delta Reservations in Frontline Customer Service Professional of the Year – Transportation
Gold Stevie for @DeltaAssist in the eCommerce Customer Service Award
Gold Stevie for Delta Sales Support and Silver Stevie for Reservations and Customer Care in Customer Service Department of the Year – Airlines, Distribution & Transportation

TravelAge West

Best Domestic Airline


Top U.S. airline for Best Overall Use of Social Media





The Advertising Club of Metropolitan Washington

Gold ADDY Award for the Fly Delta app, Windows version

Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)

Best Achievement in Technology for the Fly Delta App

Annual Business Awards

Gold Stevie for Video in the Tourism/Travel category: "Behind-The-Scenes: Your Bag's Journey On Delta
Silver Stevie for PR Campaign/Program of the Year-Social Media Focused: Ideas In Flight: Powered By TED

Aviation Week Laureate Awards

Delta CEO Richard Anderson for Commercial Air Transport Award

The Beat

"Most Admired Airline" and "Supplier of the Year" by the Readers' Choice Awards

Business Travel News

No. 1 for the second consecutive year in the BTN Annual Airline Survey; Kristen Shovlin named one of the 25 Most Influential Business Travel Executives of 2012

Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Named for the second consecutive year to the DJSI for North America, recognizing commitment to integrate sustainable practices into the workplace

Executive Travel Magazine

12 Leading Edge Awards for U.S. airlines including Gold for Best Domestic Airline-Airport Lounges, Best Flight Experience to Mexico, Best Flight Experience to Africa

The Freddie Awards

Best Promotion for Redemption and "Best Loyalty Credit Card" for Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express

International Business Awards

Gold Stevie for Transportation Company of the Year

International Council of Customer Service Organization

International Service Excellence Award for Best Contact Center


OMMA Award for the 2011 SkyMiles holiday e-card design

OneAero MRO

Delta TechOps voted "Best Solutions Provider"

PCWorld Magazine

Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline for innovation and technology

Recommend Magazine

Best Travel Agent Support – Airline at the Reader's Choice Awards

Secretary of Defense

Freedom Award for exceptional support of Guard and Reserve employees

TravelAge West

Best Domestic Airline


Best Single Social Media Promotion for a U.S. airline for the "Behind-The-Scenes: Your Bag's Journey On Delta" video

Travel Weekly

Best Domestic Airline at the Reader's Choice Awards

Wall Street Journal’s Middle Seat Scorecard

Ranked as best-performing airline and top three in all six categories