Delta named Best Airline in 2022 Stella Awards   

Delta continues to earn accolades from its travel partners across the industry and around the world. The airline was recently recognized with a Gold-level honors for Best Airline in the Stella Awards, Delta’s sixth consecutive year of receiving this award.

The Stella Awards are the meetings industry’s highest honor, recognizing hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMOs/CVBs and DMCs that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

This year, nearly 6,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 561 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 16 categories across six regions in the United States and worldwide. Winners were selected for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, sustainability initiatives and other critical aspects of the meetings and event experience.

Other recent honors include:


  • Gold – Best U.S. Airline – Seventh Consecutive Year

The Visionary Awards are given annually to acknowledge the forward-thinking airlines, destinations, hotels & resorts, cruise lines, CVBs/DMOs, and convention centers of the industry. Prevue’s readers (Readership: 132,300) and esteemed Advisory Board vote to determine the winners in each travel category. Prevue promotes the Visionary Awards through dedicated email blasts to 30,000 opt-in subscribers online, social media, banner ads on the Prevue website, newsletters, and in the print edition of the magazine.


  • Gold – Best Overall U.S. Carrier – Fifth Consecutive Year
  • Gold – Overall Tour Operator – Delta Vacations

For the fifth consecutive year, Delta was named Travel Weekly’s best overall U.S. carrier at their annual Magellan Awards, which honors the best in travel and salutes the outstanding travel professionals behind it all. Delta was recognized for achievements in customer health and safety, flexibility and innovation. Delta Vacations was also honored with a Gold-level award as best overall tour operator.

The Travel Weekly Magellan Awards honor a broad range of industry segments including Hotels and Resorts, Travel Destinations, Cruise Lines, Online Travel Services, Airlines and Airports, Travel Agents and Agencies, Tour Operators and Car Rental Companies. Award winners were selected by a panel of judges with deep expertise of the industry.


  • Gold – Best North America Airline (USA/Canada) – Fifth Consecutive Year
  • Gold – Best U.S. Airline to Latin America, Mexico & the Caribbean – Eighth Consecutive Year
  • Gold – Best U.S. Airline to Europe & Africa – Fifth Consecutive Year
  • Gold – Best Travel Advisor Support – 13th Consecutive Year
  • Gold – Best North American Tour Operator (Delta Vacations) – Third Consecutive Year

The Recommend editorial team chooses nominees in the following categories and travel advisors vote for the winners: favorite destinations, hotels & resorts, tour operators, cruise lines, rail vacation providers, car rentals, and airlines.


  • Best North American Airline – Fifth Consecutive Year

​The power of connecting in-person for business was the theme of this year's Business Traveller Awards held in-person on Oct. 31 in London for the first time since the pandemic. And Delta's connection with U.K.-based business customers proved stronger than ever, as we took the "Best North American Airline" award for the fifth year running.

One of the highlights in the business travel and hospitality community for more than 30 years, the Business Traveller Awards cover every aspect of corporate travel – from hotels and airlines to trains and car hire. Categories are voted for by readers of the magazine, the leading publication for frequent corporate travelers, which has nine global editions including one in the United States.

Delta's joint venture partner Virgin Atlantic took the award for "Best Premium Economy Cabin."

Other recent award wins for Delta in the EMEAI Region include: "Travel Partner of the Year: Long-haul airline" at the BTA Europe Awards and the "Best Airline for Business Travelers – Long Haul" at the Mission Europe Awards.

Delta Air Lines team pictured below from left to right: Stacie Nerf, Rob Lebel, Patricia Ringness, Kyle Van Alstine, Sara Hardin, Rebekah Biddle, Kristin Parr

Global Sales Team of Delta Air Line with 2022 Stella Award Trophy for Best Airline
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