Early Flight in Louisiana

A new book documents the barnstormers, aircraft designers, and airline entrepreneurs who made their mark in the deep South.

(Newman Collection, Earl K. Long Library, University of New Orleans)


Delta began service to New Orleans in 1943 at the request of the War Department to assist in transporting personnel between New Orleans, Alexandria, and Shreveport. Three years later, it relocated operations to the new Moisant International Airport.

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