(DAL) Delta Air Lines - are they the parent company of Delta Airlines?

Created by Merger Mania on Dec 20, 2012

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YES - 49% of Virgin Atlantic too

NO - (DAL) and Delta are one and the same

NO - Cause Comair is shut down

NO - they are not structured as a holding company

NOT SURE

CLARIFY Delta Airlines is the certificated carrier

CLARIFY Delta Air Lines own Delta the brand

Merger Mania

United States

#1 Dec 20, 2012
Is Delta the certificated brand buying 49% of Virgin Atlantic or
is Delta Air Lines the "Company" actually buying them. IT really seems confusing as too if they are one and the same?
Merger Mania

United States

#2 Dec 20, 2012
Furthermore if Delta Air Lines owned Comair, Compass, and Atlantic Southeast at one time,

why were they never considered an "airline holding company" like AMR who own 3 airlines (well that is if Executive Airlines is actually still in business)?

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