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Each day millions of people board metal machines and soar hundreds or thousands of miles to reunite with family, forge business deals or begin dream vacations. Delta flies as many as 600,000 of those people a day, making the world a little smaller. Air travel is so common that perhaps ...
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Delta’s most faithful investor, Carl C. Nourse, who at one time was the company’s largest individual stockholder, died earlier this month. Mr. Nourse, of Worthington, Ohio, was 94. Mr. Nourse was an ardent fan of Delta for more than six decades. He said Delta had been much more than a ...
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What’s National Aviation Day? It’s a U.S. observation that celebrates the development of aviation and air travel. President Franklin Roosevelt issued a presidential proclamation in 1939 designating the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday to commemorate National Aviation Day. Orville and Wilbur Wright are credited with inventing and building the world’s ...
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Collett E. “C.E.” Woolman, Delta’s principal founder and first Chief Executive Officer, had a different vision for an airline when Delta began offering passenger service in 1929. Woolman was committed to the idea that customer-focused employees directly contribute to the success of the organization—a tenet that continues today. Woolman’s route ...
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Delta today reaffirmed its commitment to its people-oriented culture and honored the legacy of principal founder and first CEO Collett Everman Woolman by dedicating a new Boeing 737-900ER aircraft in his honor. More than 700 Delta people – including employees, retirees, former executives and family members of C.E. Woolman – ...