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.

1970 (Article)

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

1996 (Article)

Delta unveils the "Centennial Spirit," a new MD-11 jet painted in an Olympic design; transports the Olympic Flame from Athens, Greece, to Los Angeles for 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta. Customers can...

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...

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