Delta AirElite celebrates 20 years of charter service

 - March 29, 2007, 7:16 AM

Delta AirElite Business Jets is celebrating its 20th year of business aircraft charter and management, and remains the only business jet provider owned by a major airline. The Cincinnati-based company has been in business since 1984, originally as part of regional airline carrier Comair and then as a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines following its acquisition of Comair in January 2000. The business aviation company’s first aircraft was a Learjet 25D. Today, the company operates a diverse fleet of business jets, including six that are owned or leased and 16 managed aircraft. Another nearly 400 aircraft are available through selected operators, including Bombardier Flexjet.