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...

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...

1925 (Article)

Huff Daland Duster's headquarters moves to Monroe, La. Huff Daland's 18 planes are the largest privately owned fleet in the world. Operations range south to Florida, north to Arkansas, and west to...

1940 (Article)

Douglas DC-2 and DC-3 service introduced. Flight attendants, called "stewardesses," added to flight crews.

1964 (Article)

The Deltamatic reservation system starts with IBM 7074 computers.

1990 (Article)

Delta is the first airline to offer MD-11 jet service in the U.S. Delta, Northwest Airlines, and TWA combine reservation systems, forming WORLDSPAN Travel Information Services. Delta and 23 civilian...

2008 (Article)

Delta acquires Northwest Airlines, creating a global airline with major operations in every region of the world. Delta grants approximately 15 percent of new company’s stock to employees. Becomes...

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...

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