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Pg 1 Many of the worlds major airlines are growing and Delta Air Lines continues to grow with them Delta is a full-service carrier that flies passengers and cargo and is ranked third behind United Air Lines and American Air Lines Deltas Headquarters is located at Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport 1030 Delta Blvd PO Box 20706 Atlanta Georgia 30320 The company was not always located in Atlanta it was founded in Macon Georgia in 1924 as the worlds first crop-dusting service as Huff-Daland Dusters to combat boll weevil infestation of cotton fields Not too long after the company was founded it moved to Louisiana in 1925 Three years later in 1928 CE Woolman and two other partners bought the service and renamed it Delta Air Service In 1929 Delta transferred mail without a government subsidy Delta finally got a US postal Service contract in 1934 to fly Succeeding at that the air service relocated to Atlanta in1941 becoming an official passenger carrier Woolman became President managing the airline until he died in 1966 In 1952 Delta purchased Chicago and Southern Airlines The company offered its very first transcontinental flight in 1961 In 1972 the airline bought Northeast Airlines expanding service to New England and Canada Then in 1987 longtime employee Ronald Allen became CEO In 1994 Allen began a cost-reduction plan that cut over 15000 jobs and many routes It drove down employee spirit and Deltas customer service reputation Allen was let go in 1997 and replaced by Leo Mullin a former electric utility chief The next year Delta signed a marketing accord with United under which the carriers joined their frequent-flier programs Then in 1999 Delta announce it would create a competing alliance with Air France and Aero Mexico Pg 2 Over the years Delta Air Lines has received many awards and recognitions In 1998 the air line received three impressive awards
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