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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

February 1:

Delta's largest propeller-driven plane, the Douglas DC-7, retires in 1968.

February 5:

First U.S. airline with MD-11 service in 1991.

February 10:

Convair 880 sets San Diego-Miami speed record: 3 hours, 31 minutes, 54 seconds, flying average speed of 641.77 mph.