Delta Air Lines was founded on 30May1924 as Huff Daland Dusters as the world”s first crop dusting company. Started passenger services in 1929 as Delta Air Service. Acquired Flying Fox Services in 1929. Name was changed to Delta Air Corporation in 1934 and renamed again in 1934 to present name. Merged with Chicago & Southern Air Lines in 1953 & renamed to Delta C&S until 1955, Absorbed Northeast Airlines in 1972 & Western Airlines in 1986. Had Northwest Airlines integrate in in 2010. Joint first operator of DC8 in 1959 with UAL. First operator of CV880 in 1960, DC9 in 1965, MD88 in1988 and MD90 in 1995. Launch operator for B767-400 in 2000 along with Continental Air Lines
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