Check out the list to learn about our industry-leading activities from crop dusting in the early 1920s to early jet service and innovative inflight entertainment. Some of the highlights include:
World’s first aerial crop dusting company (as Huff Daland Dusters).
Early pioneer of the hub-and-spoke system for coordinating flights.
First airline to introduce three early jets: Douglas DC-8, Convair 880 and the DC-9.
First airline to offer in-seat power and live broadcast TV programming during flights.
Delta ticket jacket promoting Golden Crown DC-7 service, 1957.
The list is still a work in progress, so if you think we are missing any Delta “firsts” or have other comments, we would love to hear from you.