Delta supports American Cancer Society with 8th annual Day of Hope events

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) employees will host airport walks inside airport facilities at more than 100 airports around the globe for the eighth annual Delta Day of Hope, celebrating the American Cancer Society´s progress in fighting cancer and saving lives, the airline said.

The airline kicked off its American Cancer Society events for the month when thousands of Delta employees, customers, and corporate partners participated in the Delta corporate Relay For Life event and the eighth annual Delta Jet Drag at its technical operations facility in Atlanta.

The Jet Drag is an airplane-sized tug-of-war which more than 100 teams each raise USD 1,500 to pull a 167,000-pound aircraft 20 feet in the fastest time. The corporate Relay For Life is an all-day walk with a carnival atmosphere including fundraisers hosted by employee teams.

Throughout Delta´s 15-year partnership with the American Cancer Society, the airline has donated more than USD 10m to support the organization´s life-saving initiatives, including medical research, education, and patient programs.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 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. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry´s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic.