Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Delta Air Lines
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol DAL)
Headquartered in: 
Georgia
Major Industry: 
airlines
Specific Industry: 
airlines
Penalty total since 2000: 
$309,526,786
Number of records: 
616
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$232,475,00024
competition-related offenses$38,000,0001
employment-related offenses$28,156,69310
safety-related offenses$9,065,852563
environment-related offenses$1,829,24118
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
aviation consumer protection violation$232,425,00023
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$38,000,0001
benefit plan administrator violation$16,000,0001
wage and hour violation$9,300,4445
aviation safety violation$8,799,500538
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: 

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Northwest Airlines, Inc., aviation consumer protection violation 2004 ACPD $225,000,000
Northwest Airlines LLC price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2010 DOJ_ANTITRUST $38,000,000
Delta Airlines, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2005 private lawsuit-federal $16,000,000
Delta Air Lines wage and hour violation 2017 private lawsuit-federal $4,250,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. wage and hour violation 2020 private lawsuit-federal $3,500,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. Fair Credit Reporting Act violation 2019 private lawsuit-federal $2,300,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2011 ACPD $2,000,000
Delta Air Lines wage and hour violation 2014 private lawsuit-federal $1,415,444
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2003 ACPD $1,350,000
Delta Air Lines aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $987,550
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2013 ACPD $750,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2019 ACPD $750,000
Northwest Airlines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2002 ACPD $700,000
Northwest Airlines, Inc. employment discrimination 2004 EEOC $510,000
MONROE ENERGY LLC environmental violation 2018 PA-ENV $419,250
MONROE ENERGY LLC environmental violation 2015 PA-ENV $403,528
Monroe Energy, LLC environmental violation 2017 PA-ENV $400,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2009 ACPD $375,000
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $280,000
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $276,250
Comair, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2010 ACPD $275,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $200,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2017 ACPD $200,000
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $186,800
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $160,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation safety violation 2020 FAA $156,000
MONROE ENERGY LLC environmental violation 2015 PA-ENV $136,123
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $130,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $125,000
Mesaba Aviation, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2011 ACPD $125,000
Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2017 ACPD $120,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2007 ACPD $115,000
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $114,000
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2002 FAA $110,000
MIPC LLC environmental violation 2016 PHMSA $108,900
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $100,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2002 FAA $100,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2014 ACPD $100,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2010 ACPD $100,000
Mesaba Aviation, Inc. wage and hour violation 2005 WI-AG $100,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2000 FAA $90,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2017 ACPD $90,000
COMAIR INC aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $81,250
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $80,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. and Northwest Airlines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2010 ACPD $80,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $77,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2016 FAA $76,000
Comair, Inc., d/b/a Delta Connection aviation consumer protection violation 2007 ACPD $75,000
MONROE ENERGY LLC environmental violation 2020 PA-ENV $67,985
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2018 FAA $63,650
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2004 FAA $60,000
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2006 FAA $55,000
MONROE ENERGY LLC environmental violation 2019 PA-ENV $51,866
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2000 FAA $50,000
MLT Vacations, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2002 ACPD $50,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2020 ACPD $50,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $49,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $49,000
NORTHWEST AIRLINES, INC. environmental violation 2002 EPA $48,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $47,500
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $42,500
Northwest Airlines employment discrimination 2002 EEOC $40,250
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $40,000
MESABA AVIATION INC aviation safety violation 2009 FAA $40,000
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $40,000
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $40,000
Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2016 ACPD $40,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2010 ACPD $40,000
Northwest Airlines, Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2007 ACPD $40,000
MONROE ENERGY LLC environmental violation 2016 PA-ENV $39,862
COMAIR INC aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $37,500
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2018 FAA $37,500
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2013 FAA $36,000
MESABA AVIATION INC aviation safety violation 2008 FAA $35,000
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $35,000
Delta Air Lines, Inc. wage and hour violation 2009 MA-AG $35,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2000 FAA $34,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $33,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2005 FAA $33,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $31,500
MONROE ENERGY LLC environmental violation 2013 PA-ENV $30,543
COMAIR INC aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $30,000
COMAIR INC aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $30,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2011 FAA $30,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2006 FAA $30,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2004 FAA $30,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2016 FAA $30,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $27,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $26,500
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $26,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2000 FAA $25,500
MESABA AVIATION INC aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $25,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2004 FAA $25,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $25,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $25,000
NORTHWEST AIRLINES INC aviation safety violation 2001 FAA $25,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2000 FAA $25,000
Delta Air Lines aviation consumer protection violation 2001 ACPD $25,000
Northwest Airlines Inc. aviation consumer protection violation 2001 ACPD $25,000
MESABA AVIATION INC aviation safety violation 2010 FAA $25,000
DELTA AIR LINES INC aviation safety violation 2012 FAA $24,500
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