SANTIAGO, Sept. 28, 2011 – Delta Air Lines (NSE: DAL) recently hosted a corporate event to present Economy Comfort, as well as its SkyBonus program, to representatives of more than 80 accounts from around the Spanish South America region. Celebrated in the Grand Hyatt Santiago Hotel, in Santiago, Chile, the event included well-known Argentine comedian and actor Enrique Pinti as the evening’s host.
During the event, Marcelo Costa, Delta’s Sales Regional Manager for Hispanic South America, and Claudia Muñoz, Delta’s Sales Manager in Chile, shared details with attendees about the company’s renewed focus on Latin America, announcing that Delta has grown in Chile by 30 percent so far this year. As part of this new regional strategy, the company is making investments to offer better seating options, as well as other products and services for its customers in the region.
“It is important for us to have the chance to meet with our customers and share with them timely information about our plans to continue improving their travel experience,” Costa said. “With our new onboard features, such as increased legroom and regionalized menus, Delta is best positioned to serve the region’s travelers.”
During the presentation, Enrique Pinti highlighted Delta’s premium economy section – "Economy Comfort." This section is now available on flights between the United States and Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru. In Economy Comfort, customers can enjoy new seats that feature up to 10 additional centimeters of legroom and 50 percent more recline than Delta's standard international Economy Class seats.
During the event, attendees also learned about other products and services, including SkyBonus, Delta’s loyalty program aimed at small- to medium-sized companies. This program, available across the region, provides companies with the ability to earn points towards business travel rewards. Rewards include worldwide award travel on Delta and eligible partners, seat upgrades, Silver Medallion status in the SkyMiles program, Delta Sky Club memberships, passes and more. While these companies earn points, their travelers will continue to earn miles in the SkyMiles program.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year, and was named by Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide in its 2011 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 339 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 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, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at delta.com.