Delta has again taken home top honors at the 17th annual Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards, having been named Best Domestic, Best International, Best Sales & Service and Best Overall in the Airlines category. Additionally, Delta Vacations earned Best Tour Operator Packaged Overall in the Tour Operators category. The awards are voted on by readers of Travel Weekly, one of the most influential business-to-business news resources for the travel industry.

“Every year, the more than 80,000 men and women of Delta Air Lines go the extra mile for our customers, always striving to offer them better service, better operational reliability and a better product than we had the year before,” said Kristen Shovlin, V.P. — Sales Operations and Development, who accepted the award on behalf of the airline at a ceremony in New York last week. “Our consistent ‘listen, act, listen’ philosophy and our passion for our customers, combined with the unparalleled talents of the Delta team, are what gives us the edge.”

The Travel Weekly Readers Choice awards come on the heels of a banner year for the Delta Global Sales team. Here are a few of the other major awards the team brought home this year:

  • Business Travel News: Annual Airline Survey Award (for the 9th consecutive year)
  • The Beat Readers' Choice Awards: "Most Admired Airline" and "Supplier of the Year" for the 8th year in a row
  • Recommend Readers' Choice Awards: Gold for Best Domestic Airline, Gold for Best Airline for International Travel, and Best Airline for Travel Agent Support for the 10th year in a row
  • Travel Weekly Magellan Awards: Delta and Delta Vacations recognized in 9 categories including Gold for Overall U.S. Carrier and Overall Tour Operator
  • TravelAge West WAVE Awards: "Best Domestic Airline" for 8th year running
  • Stella Award: Best Airline (Global) in the Meetings, Conventions and Incentive Industry
  • Business Traveler Best in Business Travel Awards: “Airline with Best Economy Class Service,” “Airline with Best Overall Customer Service,” “Best North American Airline for Premium Economy Service” and “Best Frequent Flyer Program”