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As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian leads a team of 90,000 global professionals that is building the world’s premier international airline, powered by a people-driven, customer-focused culture and spirit of innovation.

A 20-year Delta veteran, Ed has been a critical leader in Delta’s long-term strategy and champion of putting Delta’s shared values of honesty, integrity, respect, perseverance and servant leadership at the core of every decision.

Corporate Stats and Facts

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2018, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the seventh time in eight years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented seven consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 304 destinations in 52 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft.

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Awards and Recognition

From operational excellence to community service, we’re consistently ranked among the top airlines, workplaces and brands.

Corporate Responsibility Report

Our annual Corporate Responsibility reports outline how Delta is powered by people in service to customers and communities.

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Customer Experience

We have invested in the customer experience in the air and on the ground, from onboard amenities to designing the airports of the future.

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History of Delta

From agricultural roots in the Mississippi River basin, Delta grew and evolved into one of the world’s leading commercial airlines.

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