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Delta History

 

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Delta's 85 years of service

Discover the unique stories and culture of a company that grew from a crop-dusting operation to a global airline serving more than 300 destinations on six continents. 

For more information about Delta's current operations and news, visit news.delta.com.

Founder

Founder C.E. Woolman established the "Delta difference": "There is only about two percent difference between success and failure — and that two percent is the determination and singleness of purpose that makes us do things. Without it, we are just another airline — with it, nothing can stop us."

C.E. Woolman's most famous quotes.

Headquarters

Delta’s 1940s headquarters are the oldest surviving buildings of the Atlanta airport. Designated a Historic Aerospace Site in 2011. Learn more.

This Month in History

November 1:

Delta is #1 airline across the Atlantic in 1991; acquires routes from Pan Am.

November 1:

Flies the Airbus 310 in 1991.

November 29:

World’s first DC-9 service in 1965. Daily flights start December 8.