Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Delta's commercial flights began on June 17, 1929 from Love Field in Dallas, Texas, to Jackson, Mississippi, via Shreveport and Monroe with three Travel Air six-seat monoplanes. Later that year, flights to Birmingham, Alabama, and Meridian, Mississippi, were added. In 1930 Delta expanded east to Atlanta and west to Fort Worth, Texas. Service ended in 1930 after the "Spoils Conference" and the Post Office awarded the route to American Airlines. In August 1934, Delta resumed passenger services, flying Stinson Trimotors, with a route from Charleston, SC to Fort Worth, with stops in Columbia, SC, Augusta, Atlanta, Birmingham, and Meridian along the way.