ATLANTA, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines begins the 2013 football season enjoying relationships with nearly half of the National Football League's 32 teams. Delta has forged marketing relationships with 12 NFL teams and serves as the charter carrier for an additional three teams.
Delta is the official airline and charter carrier of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans. Additionally Delta is the proud partner and charter carrier of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers. Delta is also the proud charter carrier for the Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles.
"We're proud to serve millions of football fans across the world and our NFL partnerships – with nearly half of the teams in the league – are an important part of how we support those fans and customers," said Tim Mapes, Delta's senior vice president – Marketing.In addition to the 15 NFL relationships, Delta enjoys a marketing and/or charter relationship with 14 Major League Baseball teams, 22 National Basketball Association teams and eight National Hockey League teams. Delta uses marketing agreements in strategic markets to engage fans and customers and create awareness of the Delta brand. Delta's charter product – which flew both NFL teams to the Super Bowl in 2013 – is used by collegiate and professional teams worldwide to accommodate their hectic travel schedules and needs. Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2013 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 327 destinations in 63 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta is investing more than $3 billion in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta and Facebook.com/delta.