Apr 12, 2013
ATLANTA and SAO PAULO, Brazil, April 12, 2013 — Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announced its partnership with the Hispanic Federation, a nonprofit organization that provides grants to a network of Latino agencies serving over 2 million people in the Northeast. As part of a four-year initiative, Delta will be the official airline sponsor of the Hispanic Federation Annual Gala and will support the CREAR Futuros program, whose mission is to reduce college attrition and increase graduation rates in New York City.
“We are thrilled that Delta Air Lines has embraced our mission and committed to a groundbreaking four-year partnership with the Hispanic Federation,” said José Calderon, President of the Hispanic Federation. “This effort speaks to the strong commitment Delta has to get involved and make a difference in our commitment. Thanks to this support, we will be able to advance the dreams of our Crear Futuros college students and help thousands of other Latinos through our portfolio of community programs.”
Delta has committed to support the CREAR Futuros, an initiative concentrated on Latino College Readiness, Achievement and Retention of a minimum of 1,000 Latino students in four City University of New York (CUNY) colleges over the next four years.
“Delta is New York City’s largest and fastest growing carrier, providing service to more destinations from LGA and JFK than any other airline and our commitment to the market includes supporting the community that supports us,” said Hector D. Ruiz, Regional Sales Manager, U.S. Latin America and Specialty Sales. “We look forward to a successful partnership with the Hispanic Federation and to helping them ensure that Latino students stay connected throughout their college lives to individuals and institutions vested in their success.”
Delta Latino leaders will participate as role models to students participating in CREAR Futuros in an upcoming series of luncheons and events to inspire program participants to succeed.
About the Hispanic Federation
The mission of the Hispanic Federation is to empower and advance the Hispanic community. The Hispanic Federation provides grants and services to a broad network of Latino non-profit agencies serving the most vulnerable members of the Hispanic community and advocates nationally with respect to the vital issues of education, health, immigration, economic empowerment, civic engagement and the environment. For more information, please visit www.hispanicfederation.org.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines is New York City’s largest and fastest growing carrier, providing service to more destinations from New York State than any other airline. Delta is in the midst of a $1.4 billion project to create a state-of-the-art international gateway at JFK, with the new Terminal 4 scheduled to open in May. The airline is also investing more than $160 million to expand and update Terminals C and D at LaGuardia. The unique Delta Shuttle product offers hourly service to Boston, Chicago (O’Hare) and Washington D.C. Delta's three metropolitan-area airports carried 23.1 million domestic and international passengers in 2012, up from 20.8 million passengers in 2011. Delta and its nearly 9,000 New York-based employees are part of the fabric of the New York community, acting as the official airline of the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Madison Square Garden, Food Bank for New York City, New York Wine and Food and AmFar among many others.
Delta is working to become the best U.S. carrier in Latin America and the Caribbean and was just recognized with the Best Airline to North America award by Prêmio Destaque Companhia de Viagem, by Grupo Companhia. As part of that goal Delta has established a long-term exclusive alliance with GOL Línhas Aereas Inteligentes investing more than US $100 million in GOL. Likewise, Delta has invested more than US $65 million in Aeroméxico as part of a long-term exclusive commercial alliance and entered a code sharing agreement with Aerolíneas Argentinas solidifying its footprint in Latin America. Executive Travel magazine recognized Delta with the Gold Leading Edge Award for the Best Flight Experience to Mexico. Delta provides service to 32 countries and 49 destinations in the region offering more than 1,000 weekly flights between Latin America and the U.S. Spanish speaking Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through its Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Brazilian customers can also access Delta´s dedicated Brazil Facebook page visiting http://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLinesBrasil.
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