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...

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).

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...

1942 (Article)

Delta contributes to the war effort. Modifies 1,000+ aircraft, over-hauls engines/instruments, trains Army pilots and mechanics.

1966 (Article)

Delta founder C.E. Woolman dies. Charles H. Dolson becomes Delta's second CEO. Crop-dusting division ceases operations. Delta is first with Lockheed L-100 Hercules cargo service.

1994 (Article)

Delta returns to profitability in fourth quarter, fiscal year 1995.

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...

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