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.
Delta has been the official airline of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for many years. It has furnished three floats, and featured two balloons designed by viewers.
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 3 balloons were never seen after their first years.
Delta debuted a new float in 2008, which they called "Winter Wonderland in Central Park". This float features a bridge with a ice skating rink below, with pine trees surrounding it. This float quickly became a Macy's Parade staple, and appeared for 9 consecutive appearances, before retiring in 2016. This float also appeared in Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Orlando Studios.
Macy's Singing Christmas Tree replaced the Winter Wonderland float in 2017. This float is a giant tiered Christmas tree, with over 150 Macy's employees from all over the world singing Christmas carols. In the float's first year, the Macy's Employees on the float sang "Together at Christmas", an original song by Macy's. This float might become a major staple of the parade, as is confirmed to return in 2018.
- Winter Wonderland in Central Park (2008-2016)
- Macy's Singing Christmas Tree (2017-present)
- USA Turkey Ball (2004)
- Handprints (2006)