ATLANTA, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has appointed Nicolas Ferri to the newly created position of vice president – Latin America and the Caribbean effective Jan. 1, 2011.  Ferri will report to Delta President Ed Bastian.  

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Based in Atlanta, Ferri will oversee and direct all of Delta's commercial activities in the Latin America and Caribbean region, including long-term growth opportunities with SkyTeam partner Aeromexico, future codeshare partner GOL from Brazil, and the joint venture agreement with Air France KLM in Mexico.

Ferri joins Delta from the oneworld airline alliance where he has served as a vice president responsible for all alliance sales and marketing activities for commercial operations.  He started his career as a customer service agent for Pan Am in 1990 and joined United Airlines in 1992, where he became a sales manager.  Subsequently he held positions of increasing responsibility over a 10-year span in the U.S., Uruguay, Italy, Costa Rica, Taiwan, India, Philippines and Hong Kong.  He is fluent in English, German, Spanish and Italian.

"His reputation as an influencer and innovator will serve Delta well as he focuses on identifying strategic opportunities to improve our competitive and financial position in Latin America," said Bastian.

Ferri was educated in Uruguay and holds a bachelor's degree in law and social sciences.

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 358 destinations in 66 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 75,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline's service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, the world's largest airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.

SOURCE Delta Air Lines

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