Delta Airlines is public company, owned by those who own its stock. Currently, most shares are owned by financial institutions. As of June 2010, the largest shareholder was Fidelity Management & Research, with 13.2% of the total number of shares.
Delta Air Lines, Inc., is a publicly traded stock, therefore, it is owned by its shareholders. The ticker symbol is DAL and it trades on the New York Stock Exchange. Its headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia.
Delta Airlines is a public company, ticker symbol DAL. 90% of its shares are held by mutual funds and institutional owners. On average, 11M shares of Delta stock trade on every open market day, so purchasing shares should be no harder than placing a typical market order.