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From one DC-3 to a fleet of over 800 aircraft, Delta celebrates its 75th anniversary in cargo business

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Seventy-five years ago, Delta made its official but humble entry into the cargo business: 200 pounds of freshly picked mushrooms loaded aboard a DC-3 destined for Atlanta, making farm-to-table a possibility decades before it became a culinary hashtag. ( More...

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canuck44 2
Somewhere in the world that DC-3 is probably still flying.

Like most of the airlines, DAL got into the cargo business during the Pandemic out of need and opportunity. They used their normally passenger aircraft minus the seats to ship fairly light cargo of medical equipment, vaccines, medications and fashion good along with some car parts. As more dedicated freighters become available Delta will revert to cargo as add-ons to regular passenger service.


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