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Delta Unveils Braves World Champions Aircraft in Honor of World Series Victory

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Delta celebrated the Atlanta Braves’ victory in the 2021 World Series on Thursday with the dedication of a newly designed 737-800 aircraft with a commemorative logo of the world champions.

The plane, which was painted by Delta TechOps employees, features a double-sided emblem of the world champions and the Braves “A” signature toward the nose of the plane.

Along with Delta employees, CEO Ed Bastian was joined by Atlanta Braves President and CEO Derek Schiller, team manager Brian Snitker, second baseman Ozzie Albies and Delta TechOps mascot Blooper to unveil the custom aircraft and honor the Braves victory.

Braves Plane 2022-Group Photo

“As the Official Airline of the Champions, it is an honor to dedicate this aircraft to our hometown team and recognize their inspiring performances and triumphant victory in 2021,” said Bastian. “Our long-standing partnership with the Atlanta Braves is built on our shared values ​​of excellence, resilience and a desire to be the best, and we look forward to cheering our team on for many more victories in the future. .”

Braves Plane-Ed Bastian-Ring

Former Major League Baseball player and Braves broadcast legend Joe Simpson joined Delta for the dedication and entertained the crowd with several giveaways, including items such as signed baseballs, tickets to game, special-edition World Series jerseys and replica Braves World Champions aircraft to Delta employees. handpicked to attend the event.

Employees of Braves Plane-Delta

Delta has flown the Braves for 56 years, since the franchise arrived in Atlanta in 1966. The World Series championship aircraft joins three other commemorative aircraft Delta has previously dedicated to members of The Braves organization, including Hank Aaron , Bobby Cox and Chipper Jones. .

“Delta Air Lines has been a trusted partner of the Braves since we arrived in Atlanta in 1966. Along the way, they’ve flown our team to every away game and brought us home safely. They were an integral part of our World Championship run, driving our team throughout the season, including our historic playoffs,” Schiller said. “We are honored to be recognized with this new commemorative World Champions aircraft, which will celebrate the remarkable 2021 season and all the fans and partners who have been part of our championship.”

Braves fans and Delta customers will be able to travel on the World Champions aircraft, which will fly to and from key markets across the United States.

Braves Airplane-Ozzie Albies-2022

Official Airline of the Champions

The 2021 Braves victory further cemented Delta’s status as the Official Airline of the Champions, with Delta becoming the first airline to carry the champions of the top five national sports on its charter aircraft in one season.

Ed poses with Freddie Freeman and his family.

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The folks at Delta welcomed the victorious Braves to Atlanta and dedicated a jet in honor of the team.

In 2021, in addition to the Braves, Delta charters carried NFL champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks, NHL champion Tampa Bay Lightning and NCAA football champion Alabama Crimson Tide.