Delta Air Lines Dedicates “The Spirit of Delta” to Employees

ATLANTA, June 27, 2002—Delta Air Lines’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Leo F. Mullin today dedicated Ship 102, “The Spirit of Delta,” to all Delta employees worldwide in appreciation for their strength, courage and commitment.

“Delta is the best airline in the world because you are the best employees in the world,” Mullin told employees at the dedication ceremony at Delta’s Technical Operations Center at its world headquarters in Atlanta.

Ship 102, Delta’s first Boeing 767-200, was delivered in 1982, purchased by voluntary contributions from employees, retirees and Delta’s community partners. The effort, called Project 767, was spearheaded by three Delta flight attendants to show the employees’ appreciation to Delta for solid management and strong leadership during the first years following airline de-regulation.

The aircraft’s livery has been updated to reflect Delta’s new paint scheme, with “The Spirit of Delta” boldly painted on the fuselage.

Delta Air Lines, the world’s second largest carrier in terms of passengers carried and the leading U.S. airline across the Atlantic, offers 5,797 flights each day to 426 destinations in 77 countries on Delta, Delta Express, Delta Shuttle, Delta Connection and Delta’s worldwide partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. For more information, please go to