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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 launches SkyTeam, acquires Northwest
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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. > 1930s - Delta Begins Passenger Service
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Delta offers first night service with the Stinson Model A; first Delta aircraft with two pilots. 1940s - Delta goes to war and officially becomes Delta Air Lines, Inc.
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Delta starts regularly scheduled cargo service. The one-millionth passenger boards. First airline with nonstop Chicago-Miami flights.
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Delta’s first coach service starts: discounted-fare night flights between Chicago and Miami. > 1950s - Delta expands internationally, pioneers the hub and spoke