Today, students around the globe are making their voices heard on a dark topic that affects 40 million people — modern slavery. Delta's vigilant efforts in the fight to end human trafficking were recognized during CNN's coverage of #MyFreedomDay and Delta is making customers aware of the movement with announcements on flights departing today.
Flight attendant Mathew Palmer and Allison Ausband, S.V.P. — In-Flight Service, joined students around the world shining a light on modern slavery. While speaking with CNN's Richard Quest during a number of live segments from Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport yesterday, Palmer and Allison shared what freedom means to them, and what it means to Delta.
"It means personal liberty, what I get to enjoy every single day and freedom without fear," said Ausband.
Mathew added, "When you're on a Delta flight you're going to be protected, we're going to stand up for you."
Delta customers and employees are encouraged to share their support in the fight to end slavery by posting what freedom means to you with #MyFreedomDay and #GetOnBoard on social media.
Delta continues to be a leader in the fight against exploitation. In 2011, it was the airline to sign the Code of Conduct outlined by End Child Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking. It's current strategy to eradicate modern slavery combines support of legislation, employee training, local volunteering, engaging customers and strategic partnerships to put the airline's global reach to work for victims. Most recently, the airline sponsored the National Human Trafficking Hotline in partnership with Polaris. In the past 12 months, Delta has provided 56 flights for human trafficking survivors through customer donations to Skywish.