The Delta ‘Pink Plane’ continues to raise funds as it spreads its wings to even more destinations this month. Meanwhile if you are passing though Atlanta you might be a passenger in a Porsche!
Delta’s signature ‘pink plane’ is flying this month in support of the airline’s continued efforts to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The aircraft, which is dedicated to BCRF founder, Evelyn Lauder, will be flying to international cities including London, Nice, Moscow, Frankfurt and Munich throughout October.
The ‘pink plane’, a Boeing 767-400, features BCRF’s trademarked pink ribbon logo its tail and adjacent to the boarding door. Onboard it offers Delta’s full-flat bed seating in BusinessElite as well as Economy Comfort – Delta’s premium economy product. It was painted pink in May 2010 and since then has carried nearly 266,753 customers and flown nearly 10,600 hours – or approximately 1,300 trips around the world.
Delta began its partnership with BCRF in 2005 when its first ‘pink plane’, a Boeing 757, took flight. Since then Delta employees and customers have raised more than $5 million and contributed to 18 fully funded research grants worldwide. During October Delta employees wear pink uniforms and sell pink products onboard and in Delta SkyClubs with all proceeds benefitting BCRF.
Delta is offering a new and unique service to its Platinum and Diamond Medallion members transiting at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – a personal limo service right from their arriving flight directly to their connecting flight in a Porsche Cayenne S.
The service is not advertised and cannot be booked in advance. Instead, it is reserved as a surprise for those with especially tight connections. On average in Atlanta, the service saves about 25 to 35 people from missing connecting flights each day.
Delta hopes to bring the Porsche shuttle service to other airports in the future.