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Delta Airlines is an American airline company that has bough out and subsequently merged with North West Airlines. It is partners with Comair and it's airlink company is Delta Connection.


It was created by Collett. E. Woolman and B. R. Coad to dust crops from air. The name Delta was suggested by Catherine Fitzgerald, who was a secretary but would later rise to become an executive in the company, as a reference to the Mississippi delta which the company would serve. It was so successful that they turned it into a passenger airline, so they would earn more money, with passenger services starting on 17 June 1929.[1]



  1. World Aircraft Information Files Aviation Partwork. Midsummer Books Ltd. File 655 Sheet 4 (Airlines of the World:Delta Airlines - Delta Formation)