ATLANTA, Aug. 29, 2007 – Delta Air Lines (DAL: NYSE) today announced the resignation of Chief Operating Officer, Jim Whitehurst, effective immediately.
“While we hoped Jim would stay, we respect his decision to move on in pursuit of new challenges,” said Jerry Grinstein, retiring CEO of Delta. “Jim was a hard-charging champion of Delta’s people who earned the admiration of us all, and an effective ambassador for the transformation he helped craft. With Richard, Ed and the rest of Delta’s management team, I am confident the airline remains in good hands and will move forward with its solid plan with the same inclusiveness, respect and commitment to excellence that have become the hallmarks of the great progress Delta people have made together.”
Delta Air Lines operates service to more destinations than any global airline with Delta and Delta Connection flights to 328 destinations in 56 countries. Since 2005, Delta has added more international capacity than all other major U.S. airlines combined and is a leader across the Atlantic with flights to 36 trans-Atlantic markets. To Latin America and the Caribbean, Delta offers more than 600 weekly flights to nearly 60 destinations. Delta's marketing alliances also allow customers to earn and redeem SkyMiles on nearly 15,000 flights offered by SkyTeam and other partners. Delta is a founding member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance that provides customers with extensive worldwide destinations, flights and services. Including its SkyTeam and worldwide codeshare partners, Delta offers flights to 481 worldwide destinations in 105 countries. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes and check flight status at delta.com.