1981 (Article)

Delta launches Frequent Flyer Program (changed to SkyMiles in 1995).

2003 (Article)

Delta launches Song®, a unique low-cost subsidiary airline. Delta leads the industry with a new model for passenger check-in: lobby redesign, expanded kiosk use, the introduction of Delta Direct...

1928 (Article)

C. E. Woolman, the principal founder of Delta Air Lines, leads movement to buy Huff Daland Dusters. Renamed Delta Air Service for the Mississippi Delta region it served. D.Y. Smith, President; C.E...

1966 (Article)

Delta founder C.E. Woolman dies. Charles H. Dolson becomes Delta's second CEO. Crop-dusting division ceases operations. Delta is first with Lockheed L-100 Hercules cargo service.

1994 (Article)

Delta returns to profitability in fourth quarter, fiscal year 1995.

2010 (Article)

Delta announces largest product upgrade in a decade with plans to invest more than $2 billion through 2013 to improve the customer experience, including installing new full-flat beds and personal, in...

1942 (Article)

Delta contributes to the war effort. Modifies 1,000+ aircraft, over-hauls engines/instruments, trains Army pilots and mechanics.

1953 (Article)

Chicago and Southern Air Lines merger brings Delta its first international routes (to the Caribbean and Caracas). Airline called Delta-C&S for the next two years.

1978 (Article)

The Airline Deregulation Act passes. Delta begins trans-Atlantic service: Atlanta to London. David C. Garrett becomes CEO.

2001 (Article)

U.S. airspace closed for two days after terrorist attacks on Sept. 11th. Delta posts first financial loss in six years. Delta carries Olympic Flame from Athens, Greece, to Atlanta for 2002 Olympic...

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