18 June 2014
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said it has opened the new Delta Flight Museum, a 68,000 square-foot facility located at the airline´s world headquarters in Atlanta.
The museum traces Delta´s history and the development of commercial aviation. The grand opening event marked Delta´s 85th anniversary of passenger service, dating back to its first passenger flight from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., on June 17, 1929.
The museum, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, is housed in the airline´s two original maintenance hangars dating from the 1940s. After a significant renovation to the historic buildings funded by the Delta Air Lines Foundation and other sponsors, the museum is now open to the general public. The museum was designated a Historic Aerospace Site in 2011.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta´s blog takingoff.delta.com.