This excerpt taken from the DAL 10-K filed Feb 15, 2008.
On September 14, 2005 (the Petition Date), we and substantially all of our subsidiaries (collectively, the Debtors) filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code (the Bankruptcy Code) in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the Bankruptcy Court). On April 25, 2007, the Bankruptcy Court approved the Debtors Joint Plan of Reorganization (the Plan of Reorganization). On April 30, 2007 (the Effective Date), the Debtors emerged from bankruptcy.
On the Effective Date, we adopted fresh start reporting in accordance with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Statement of Financial Position 90-7, Financial Reporting by Entities in Reorganization under the Bankruptcy Code (SOP 90-7). The adoption of fresh start reporting resulted in our becoming a new entity for financial reporting purposes. Accordingly, the Consolidated Financial Statements on or after May 1, 2007 are not comparable to the Consolidated Financial Statements prior to that date.
References in this Form 10-K to Successor refer to Delta on or after May 1, 2007, after giving effect to (1) the cancellation of Delta common stock issued prior to the Effective Date; (2) the issuance of new Delta common stock and certain debt securities in accordance with the Plan of Reorganization; and (3) the application of fresh start reporting. References to Predecessor refer to Delta prior to May 1, 2007.
For purposes of discussion on our results for the year ended December 31, 2007 in this Form 10-K, we combined the results of operations for the four months ended April 30, 2007 of the Predecessor with the eight months ended December 31, 2007 of the Successor.
Additional information about our Chapter 11 proceedings is available on the Internet at www.delta.com/restructure. Bankruptcy Court filings, claims information and our Plan of Reorganization are available at www.deltadocket.com. These websites are not incorporated into this Form 10-K.
Unless otherwise indicated, the terms Delta, the Company, we, us, and our refer to Delta Air Lines, Inc. and its subsidiaries.