1970 (Article)

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

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...

1956 (Article)

Radar installed in noses of all Delta aircraft.

1981 (Article)

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

1999 (Article)

Air Transport World magazine named Delta its global Airline of the Year for 1998. Aviation Week And Space Technology magazine named Delta 1999's Best Managed Major Airline. > 2000s - Delta...

1946 (Article)

Delta starts regularly scheduled cargo service. The one-millionth passenger boards. First airline with nonstop Chicago-Miami flights.

1929 (Article)

Delta operates first passenger flights over route stretching from Dallas, Texas to Jackson, Miss., via Shreveport and Monroe, La. Travel Air S-6000B airplanes carry five passengers and one pilot...

1959 (Article)

Delta is first airline to launch Douglas DC-8 jet service. The red, white, and blue triangle "widget" becomes Delta's logo resembling the swept -wing appearance of a jet. > 1960s - Delta enters...

1968 (Article)

A reconditioned 1925 Huff Daland Duster given to the Smithsonian Institution as a memorial to C. E. Woolman, Delta founder. > 1970s - Delta celebrates 50 years going strong