DELTA AIRLINES

Based at the Hartsfield Jackson International Airport in Atlanta Georgia

Brief History

Delta began as a crop dusting company in 1924. It was created to fight the boil weevil and began passenger service in 1929. The founders were C.E Woolman and B.R Coad. Company was originally called  Huff Daland Dusters but was renamed Delta after the Mississippi region. The company moved to Atlanta after WWII and now flies to 325 destinations in 60 countries on six continents.

IMPACT

Delta made a huge impact on the state of Georgia. It employs nearly 80,000 people and the yearly revenue is $37.7 billion.

Risks

The founders of Delta took many risks to make the company. The company is at risk because of competition from American Airlines and from lawsuits due to unsatisfactory costumer reviews. They are also at risk from plane crashes.

Transportation

Delta uses a combination of trucks, conveyors, tugs, and super tugs to move baggage, food, and fuel throughout the Hartsfield Jackson Airport. Delta also utilizes trains to move passengers from the airport to the gates that house aircraft.

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