It is the first US based legacy carrier to have its rating restored to this

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to Baa3, the lowest investment grade. It is the first U.S.-based legacy carrier to have its rating restored to this level. Competitors American and United airlines still have junk-grade ratings. In its announcement, Moody’s said it does not believe other airlines have reduced their debt burden like Delta and that it is the only legacy carrier likely to sustain its current strong credit metrics “without the benefit of low fuel prices, especially in an environment likely to have fare, as well as labor, cost pressures.” (DELTA, 2017). V. Conclusion
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DELTA, THE UNDEFEATED GIANT 9 I believe that Delta Airline will continue to stay competitive regardless of the emergence of Low Coast Carriers. Delta Airlines have the right strategy and the Philosophies that will allow them to overcome any challenges that the future might hold.
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DELTA, THE UNDEFEATED GIANT 10 References Agaviation.org. (2017). The Industry's History. Retrieved from Broderick, S. (2014, January 22). Delta Balancing Older Aircraft, Maintenance Costs. Retrieved from - maintenance-costs Clayton, E., & Hilz, A. (n.d.). 2015 Aviation Trends. Retrieved from DELTA. (2017). Rules of the Road. Retrieved from - www/pdfs/policy/delta-rules-of-the-road.pdf Fortune.com. (2017). World most admired companies. Retrieved from - most-admired-companies/ Howstuffworks.com. (2017). Hubs and Spokes. Retrieved from ICAO. (2017). Low Cost Carriers (LCCs). Retrieved from Levine-Weinberg, A. (2015, August 27). Delta's Refinery Bet Is Finally Paying Off. Retrieved from Delta's Refinery Bet Is Finally Paying Off O'Connell, J. F., & Williams, G. (2011). Air Transport in the 21st Centery . Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing. SKYTEAM. (2017). Caring More About You. Retrieved from
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DELTA, THE UNDEFEATED GIANT 11 Star Tribune. (2016, February 12). Delta distributes $1.5 billion in profits to employees. Retrieved from - employees/368656151/
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