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).

1947 (Article)

Delta's fleet totals 644 available seats. Receives National Safety Award for more than one-half billion passenger miles without a fatality.

1972 (Article)

Northeast Airlines merges with Delta. Delta becomes a major carrier in New York and Boston, with direct routes from New York and New England to Florida. Delta begins operating the Boeing 727.

1998 (Article)

Delta and SwissCargo forge the first international cargo alliance. Delta is the first airline to install automatic defibrillators on board all of its aircraft. First and business classes on...

2005 (Article)

"Operation Clockwork" is the largest single-day schedule redesign in aviation history. Changes at Atlanta and Dallas/Ft. Worth restructure more than 51 percent of Delta’s network for better on-time...

1930 (Article)

Service begins to Atlanta. Lack of mail contract forces suspension of passenger service. Company renamed Delta Air Corporation.

1960 (Article)

First airline to launch Convair 880 jet service.

1984 (Article)

Delta strengthens ties to regional airline partners through its Delta Connection program. Delta begins service to Hawaii.

1945 (Article)

Official corporate name becomes Delta Air Lines, Inc. Company recognized by National Safety Council for more than 300 million passenger miles and 10 years of flight without a passenger or crew...

1970 (Article)

Delta has an all-jet passenger airplane fleet. Boeing 747 service begins.

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