Delta Airlines ranked top three by Executive Travel readers

Readers of Executive Travel magazine rate Delta Air Lines’ domestic first class service, worldwide Crown Room Clubs and SkyMiles frequent flyer program the best in the 2008 Leading Edge Awards. Readers also said they prefer to fly Delta more than any other U.S. airline when they travel to Africa, the Middle East and Canada.

“Delta’s more than 45,000 employees worldwide are committed to offering our global customers a world-class travel experience when they fly with us,” said Richard Anderson, Delta’s chief executive officer. “Their efforts, along with investments we continue to make to improve our product and service offerings, both on the ground and in the air, are clearly resonating with our passengers. We’re thrilled to be recognized by the readers of Executive Travel magazine, many of whom are our most loyal and frequent flyers.”

Delta received a third place nod for “Best Domestic Airline for Business Class Service” and “Best Credit Card Rewards Program” for the Delta SkyMiles Credit Card from American Express.

In other categories, Executive Travel magazine readers named Delta’s global hub – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – the No. 2 domestic airport. Delta AirElite earned the No. 2 spot as Best Private Jet Service and was the only wholly-owned subsidiary of a commercial airline to rank in the top three.

Subscribers to Executive Travel magazine are senior level executives at Fortune 1000 companies who fly almost once each week. Established in 2006, the publication was created for the frequent business traveler and addresses issues unique to his or her lifestyle. With a circulation of more than 125,000, the recently BPA audited magazine delivers information to help frequent business travelers live life on the road as well as they do at home.

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