ATLANTA, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), a long-time supporter of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community, celebrates Pride Month this June as an official airline sponsor of nine Pride festivals across the U.S. and Canada.
For several years Delta has teamed up annually with some of the largest regional Pride events around the world. Its 2016 partnerships include the Cadillac Barbie IN Pride Parade and Circle City IN Pride Festival in Indianapolis, LA Pride, the Nashville Pride Equality Walk, Motor City Pride in Detroit, NYC Heritage of Pride, Seattle PrideFest, Twin Cities Pride in Minneapolis, Utah Pride Festival in Salt Lake City and The 519's Green Space Festival at Toronto Pride.
Delta is also the Official Airline of Atlanta Pride, the Official Sponsor of Tokyo Rainbow Pride, the presenting sponsor of the GLAAD Media Awards and a Platinum Sponsor of the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association. Additionally, Delta supports LGBT efforts as a sponsor of GNETWORK 360 in Argentina and the Brazilian Association for Gay Tourism.
Representatives of Delta's Employee Equality Network in each city as well as friends, family and volunteers will don Delta gear to march in the parades.
As part of this year's celebration, Delta is offering a special First Class and Delta Comfort+ fare sale on flights from many domestic airports to festival destinations in the U.S and Canada. First Class and Delta Comfort+ amenities include added legroom, complimentary beer, wine and spirits and complimentary Delta Studio entertainment. For details, terms, and applicable fees of the fare sale, visit delta.com/flyproud.
Delta is celebrating Pride month along with its hotel partner Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®). SPG is offering a "Stay Proud" promotion that includes discounts up to 15 percent, and up to 20 percent for SPG Members, on hotel stays during June, July and August. All rooms must be booked between May 15 and June 30, and more details, including terms and applicable fees, can be found at spg.to/stayproud.
Like Delta, Starwood prides itself on its longstanding commitment to the LGBT community, with philanthropic partners such as the Human Rights Campaign, corporate advocacy initiatives promoting equal rights nationwide and LGBT-focused brand programs and hotel events. SPG also has an official LGBT company manifest promoting an inclusive environment where all associates, guests, customers, partners and community members are invited, embraced, valued and respected.
For more information on LGBT travel destinations served by Delta, visit delta.com/prideinflight.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented five consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 330 destinations in 61 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.
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