1927 (Article)

Huff Daland extends dusting services to Peru. Operates the first international mail and passenger route on the west coast of South America (Lima to Paita and Talara) for Pan Am subsidiary Peruvian...

1955 (Article)

Delta pioneers the use of the hub and spoke system. Scheduled airplanes bring passengers to a hub airport where travelers connected to other Delta flights. Delta wins Atlanta to New York route.

1965 (Article)

Delta becomes first airline to launch Douglas DC-9 service.

1991 (Article)

Delta purchases substantially all of Pan Am's trans-Atlantic routes and the Pan Am Shuttle, making this the largest acquisition of flights in airline history. Delta becomes a global carrier.

2009 (Article)

Delta celebrates 80 years of passenger service. Announces expanded trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM. Becomes the only U.S. airline to serve six continents with introduction of nonstop...

1941 (Article)

Delta headquarters moves from Monroe to Atlanta.

1975 (Article)

First airline to offer its own air express service, a new high priority, guaranteed cargo service called Delta Air Express.

2000 (Article)

Launched SkyTeam, a global alliance, partnering Delta with AeroMexico, Air France and Korean Air. Places the industry's largest order of regional jets (500). Introduces new aircraft livery and a...

1924 (Article)

The Huff Daland Dusters crop-dusting operation, which formed the roots for Delta, founded in Macon, Ga. This was the first commercial agricultural flying company in existence.

1962 (Article)

Delta activates the electronic SABRE system for "instant" reservations. A Delta DC-8 is the first commercial plane to fly Los Angeles-Atlanta in less than 3 hours (02:57:11).

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