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This Day in Georgia History

June 12, 1930

Delta Extended Air Service to Atlanta

In June 1929, Delta Air Service - a crop-dusting company based in Monroe, Louisiana - expanded its operations to include passenger service between Dallas and Monroe. In 1930, the route was extended to Fort Worth and Birmingham. On June 12, 1930, Delta extended passenger service to Atlanta, which would become its future home. Delta used a Travel Air Monoplane, which carried a pilot and five passengers at a crusing speed of 90 mph.