1995 (Article)

"The Spirit of Delta" is rededicated and repainted in Olympic color scheme. Delta named the official airline of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Received J.D. Power Award for best among major...

1944 (Article)

First converted DC-3 cargo ship, Delta No. 43.

2002 (Article)

Delta sponsors the 2002 Olympic Winter Games at its Salt Lake City hub. Technology advances bring convenience to customers through kiosks at check-in, expanded gate information systems and virtual...

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.

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.

1965 (Article)

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

1949 (Article)

Delta’s first coach service starts: discounted-fare night flights between Chicago and Miami. > 1950s - Delta expands internationally, pioneers the hub and spoke