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SAO PAULO and ATLANTA, July 22, 2014Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) announces the promotions of two of its Latin America and Caribbean leaders for their contributions to Delta’s goal to become the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean.

“I am delighted to recognize the contributions of Shane Spyak and Rodrigo Bértola to the Latin America team and to congratulate them on their promotions to Managing Director and Director respectively,” said Nicolas Ferri, Delta’s vice president—Latin America and Caribbean. “It is the tenacity, vision and strength of our leaders that differentiates Delta and helps us to get closer every day to our goal to be the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean.”   

Shane Spyak, who has been promoted to managing director for Market Development and Multinational Sales, Latin America & Caribbean, has been with Delta since 2006. In addition to his current responsibilities covering Sales Planning, Market Development and Customer Engagement, he will now manage the Multinational Sales account portfolio, a rapidly growing line of business for Delta.

“Bértola’s promotion to director for Delta’s Hispanic South America is a testament to the superb leadership qualities and business acumen he has demonstrated since he joined our team last August,” said Ferri. “As the region increases its expansion and development, I will continue to count on his support to elevate Delta’s profile in the markets of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.”

Shane Spyak is based out of Delta’s General Offices in Atlanta, while Bértola, a licensed commercial pilot, is based in Santiago, Chile. 

About Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is working to become the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its achievements have been recognized with two top distinctions by Latin Trade’s Best of Travel Annual Awards 2014, leading the categories of “Most Improvement Overall” and “Best Partnerships and Alliances”, and being the only U.S. airline in this year’s rankings.  Delta was also recognized with the Best Airline to North America award by Prêmio Destaque Companhia de Viagem, by Grupo Companhia. Delta continues to grow in Latin America through its long-term exclusive alliances with GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, Aeroméxico and Aerolíneas Argentinas, and is committed to building a solid regional footprint thus enhancing its global network and offering a better overall experience for its customers. Delta provides service to 28 countries and 47 destinations in the region offering over 1,500 weekly flights between Latin America/Caribbean and the U.S. Delta customers can receive real-time, on-the-go travel assistance in Spanish and Portuguese through Twitter channels @DeltaAssist_ES and @DeltaAjuda from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Brazilian customers can also access Delta´s dedicated Brazil Facebook page, visiting

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year. This year, Delta was named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine and was named to FORTUNE magazine’s 50 Most Admired Companies, in addition to being named the most admired airline for the third time in four years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 333 destinations in 64 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on, Twitter @Delta,, and Delta’s blog

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