Delta Air Lines is a major American airline headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. With an international network that includes 319 destinations in 54 countries on six continents, it operates over 5,000 flights a day and carries 120 million passengers a year, the largest of any airline in the world. Delta is one of the five remaining "legacy carriers" and is the oldest airline operating in the United States, with a history going back to 1924.
History with the Macy's Parade
Delta has been the official airline of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since 2004. Throughout its decade-long partnership with the Parade, Delta Air Lines has furnished numerous balloons and floats.
The first balloon appeared in 2004 and was called Turkey of World Peace. It was designed by Alexander Mora. Another pair of balloons made their solo appearance in 2006. These balloons were made by laying out a giant sheet of nylon and letting kids put their handprints over the sheet. This was later transformed into 2 ornament-shaped balloons. These two balloons were never seen after their first year.