They are not Delta Air Lines’ core business, but the airline’s cargo-carrying and ground-handling subsidiaries, its frequent-flier program, Delta TechOps and private jet operation generate revenues that are important to Delta’s risk-reduction efforts. CEO Richard Anderson describes it as “diversifying the top line” at Delta. The businesses add about $5 billion of annual revenue “that helps make us more stable and financially secure, because we have other sources of cash flow,” he says. ...

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