Time flies. The 1980s-2000s is the last post of vintage print advertisements of my ‘Delta Air Lines – The History In Magazine Advertising’ series, dedicated to Delta’s 85th Anniversary.
Through 85 years of service and growth, Delta has been enriched with the addition of other airlines to its family, including the latest addition of Northwest Airlines in 2008. The post’s history facts section tells about the Delta’s 85 Years Old Family Tree. Please find it below as well as the dates of engagements. To commemorate the legacy of other family members, this post also contains their vintage magazine ads. Enjoy! And thank you for following this series! and flying Delta [wink]
Delta Air Lines Family Tree
- 1953 – Chicago and Southern Air Lines
Brought Delta’s first international routes to the Caribbean and Venezuela
- 1972 – Northeast Airlines
Boston-based Northeast extended Delta’s East Coast services from Canada to the Caribbean
- 1987 – Western Airlines
Western was the oldest continuously operating airline in the U.S. when it merged with Delta
- 1991 – Pan Am
Delta acquired Pan Am’s transatlantic and shuttle routes
- 2008 – Northwest Airlines
Northwest carried the most customers across the Pacific and was a top cargo carrier in the U.S.
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Reference : Delta.com, Wikipedia.org, Delta Family Tree image by DeltaMuseum.org