ATLANTA — Delta Air Lines has been named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine.
It marks the first time a U.S. carrier has won the prestigious award in a decade. In February 2014, ATW editors will present the 40th Annual Airline Industry Achievement Awards at a celebration in Singapore.
“It’s an honor to have the hard work of Delta people recognized with the Airline of the Year award from Air Transport World,” Richard Anderson, Delta’s chief executive officer, said in a statement. “Our values and culture are the foundation for our success. The professionalism and commitment of Delta people to our company, to one another and to our customers is unmatched.”
In selecting Delta as Airline of the Year, ATW editors cited leadership in several categories, including innovation and leadership by executive management; strong financial discipline; a consistent and excellent safety record; proven leadership in community, environmental and technological endeavors; consistent high standards of customer service; and excellent employee relations.