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The Deltamatic reservation system starts with IBM 7074 computers.
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"The Spirit of Delta" is rededicated and repainted in Olympic color scheme. Delta named the official airline of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Received J.D. Power Award for best among major carriers for long and short haul flights. Delta is the first U.S. carrier to voluntarily ban smoking on all ...
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Best Achievement in Technology for the Fly Delta App
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Epps Aviation Award
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Best Airport Lounge
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Service begins to Atlanta. Lack of mail contract forces suspension of passenger service. Company renamed Delta Air Corporation.
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Delta becomes first airline to launch Douglas DC-9 service.
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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 make reservations and purchase tickets via Delta's Web site, SkyLinks. Delta starts low-fare airline Delta Express, with service ...
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Gold Stevie for Video in the Tourism/Travel category: "Behind-The-Scenes: Your Bag's Journey On Delta Silver Stevie for PR Campaign/Program of the Year-Social Media Focused: Ideas In Flight: Powered By TED
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Best Business Class White Wine for the selection of the 2010 Wente Riva Ranch Chardonnay
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No. 25 in the Top 50 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for Delta's Resources team
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Delta receives Air Mail Route 24 from Post Office; resumes passenger service. Begins operating as Delta Air Lines.
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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.
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Leo F. Mullin is named President and CEO. Delta is the first airline to board more than 100 million passengers in a year. Begins expansion of U.S.-Latin America routes. Introduction of new aircraft livery. Delta purchases the Boeing 777.
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"Most Admired Airline" and overall "Supplier of the Year" by the Readers' Choice Awards