Delta already sponsors the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks, and says this move makes it a sponsor of all of the city’s major professional sports teams.
But the airline pulled out of its sponsorship of the Falcons in 2009, saying at the time that it was aligning more with baseball.
That same year, AirTran Airways launched a sponsorship of the Falcons and painted one of its planes black and red with a bird logo on the tail. After Southwest Airlines acquired AirTran, it became the official airline of the Falcons.
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Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport including Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, one of the world's largest carriers, and Hartsfield-Jackson, the world's busiest airport. She has covered airlines for about 20 years, graduated from Harvard and has a master's degree from Northwestern.