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Published on : Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Delta Air Lines commemorated its 70th anniversary at Miami International Airport today with a celebration at the airport for passengers and employees. Miami-Dade Aviation Department Chief of Staff Joseph F. Napoli and Delta Air Lines Vice President James Sarvis addressed the event attendees and joined them for refreshments, calypso music and a commemorative cake. A gallery of vintage Delta photos was also on display for event participants.
From left to right: 70th anniversary commemorative cake; water canon salute greets Delta aircraft; Miami-Dade Aviation Department Chief of Staff Joseph F. Napoli (right) presents Delta Air Lines Vice President James Sarvis (left) with a vintage photo; and former and current Delta employees. Hi-res images available upon request.
Delta Air Lines began service at MIA on December 1, 1945, making it the longest-serving airline at the airport. The inaugural flight 70 years ago from Miami to Chicago aboard a Douglas DC-3 carried only 21 passengers. Today, Delta serves nearly 2.5 million passengers annually at MIA.
“We are proud to celebrate the longevity and significant contributions that Delta has made in our community,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “As our longest serving airline, we are honored to have so many past and present employees here to celebrate this historic milestone.”