This is a Vintage Original 1980s. It is not a reprint or reproduction. Poster measures 22″ x 28″. It is in excellent/near mint condition! Corners and edges are sharp. No tears, tape or pin holes (please see photos). It would be difficult to find another in this good of condition. Delta Air Lines, Inc. Typically referred to as Delta, is one of the major airlines of the United States and a legacy carrier. It is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, operates over 5,400 flights daily and serves 325 destinations in 52 countries on six continents. Delta Air Lines’ history begins with the world’s first aerial crop dusting operation called Huff Daland Dusters, Inc. The company was founded on March 2, 1925, in Macon, Georgia. Passenger operations began on June 17, 1929, from Dallas, Texas, to Jackson, Mississippi, with stops at Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana. By June 1930, service had extended east to Atlanta and west to Fort Worth, Texas. The company name officially became Delta Air Lines in 1945. In 1949, the company launched the first discounted fares between Chicago and Miami. In 1953, the company launched its first international routes after the acquisition of Chicago and Southern Air Lines.  In 1959, it was the first airline to fly the Douglas DC-8. In 1960, it was the first airline to fly Convair 880 jets. In 1964, it launched the Deltamatic reservation systems using computers in the IBM 7070 series. In 1965, Delta was the first airline to fly the McDonnell Douglas DC-9. By 1970, Delta had an all-jet fleet, and in 1972 it acquired Northeast Airlines. Trans-Atlantic service began in 1978 with the first nonstop flights from Atlanta to London. In 1981, Delta launched a frequent-flyer program. In 1987, it acquired Western Airlines, and that same year Delta began trans-Pacific service (Atlanta-Portland, Oregon-Tokyo). In 1990, Delta was the first airline in the United States to fly McDonnell Douglas MD-11 jets. Delta was now the leading airline across the Atlantic. In 1997, Delta was the first airline to board more than 100 million passengers in a calendar year. Also that year, Delta began an expansion of its international routes into Latin America. In 2003, the company launched Song, a low-cost carrier. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Airlines\Delta”. The seller is “fscozzari” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Type: Poster
- Airline: Delta