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Delta hiring 1,000 flight attendants

5 things to know about Delta Air Lines 1. Delta started in Macon, Ga., as Huff Daland Dusters in 1924, becoming Delta Air Services in 1929. 2. Delta serves more than 180 million customers each year, employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. 3. Delta filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2005, emerging from bankruptcy early in 2007 with a new look and logo. 4. In 2016, Atlanta-based Delta reported a pre-tax income of $6.1 billion. 5. Delta and the De

Delta Air Lines said it plans to hire more than 1,000 flight attendants for 2019.

Last year, the airline had about 1,700 flight attendant openings and said it got more than 270,000 applicants.

In order to qualify for the job of flight attendant at Delta, applicants must be able to work a flexible schedule, have a high school degree or GED, be at least 21 years old by Jan. 1, 2019, be able to work in the United States and be fluent in English.

Kyandra Ravenel, a Delta airlines flight attendant, walks the runway during the uniform fitting for Delta employees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. (REANN HUBER/REANN.HUBER@AJC.COM)
Kyandra Ravenel, a Delta airlines flight attendant, walks the runway during the uniform fitting for Delta employees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. (REANN HUBER/REANN.HUBER@AJC.COM)

Those most likely to get the job would have additional education, fluency in another language, more than a year of work experience, experience in customer service, or experience in roles requiring specialized safety training or care of others.

More information on job openings for flight attendants and other positions at Delta is here.