ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2015 - Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will serve as the main sponsor of the Colombian International Film Festival to be held in New York City March 24-29, reinforcing its commitment to the Hispanic community in New York where the airline is the largest and fastest-growing carrier.
“Delta has been supporting the Colombian Film Festival in New York for the past three years, and in 2015 we are honored to be the main sponsor of one of the most important cinema events for the U.S. Hispanic community,” said Gail Grimmett, Delta’s senior vice president—New York. “Delta is an active part of the culture of New York, and we support activities that enrich the life of its over two million Hispanics neighbors.”
New York is crucial to the airline's the growth strategy to Latin America. From its hub at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Delta offers more than 160 weekly flights to 21 destinations in Latin America, including five weekly flights to Bogota, Colombia.
“Every year, the increasingly popular Colombian International Film Festival attracts attention from celebrities, draws in international media and entirely sells out,” said Juan Carvajal, director of the Festival. “The Festival seeks to exalt the best of our talent and film industry. This year, is a real pleasure to honor the memory of our Nobel Prize, Gabriel García Márquez, by opening the festival with a documentary film in his honor. In Tribeca, we will live through film his wonderful magical realism.”
“As part of Delta’s mission to be the best U.S. airline in Latin America and the Caribbean, we have tailored our in-flight entertainment content on routes to and from Latin America to offer a wider variety of movies in Spanish as well as music to reflect our various countries in the region,” said Hector Ruiz, Delta regional sales manager, U.S. and Latin America.”
Customers can access an abbreviated list of the movies offered as part of Delta’s in-flight entertainment by visiting http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/in-flight-services/amenities-information/delta-studio/personal-audio-video/delta-on-demand.html.
The Colombian International Film Festival will be held at Tribeca Cinemas, located at 54 Varick Street, New York City, NY 10013. For more information about this year’s film selection, visit www.colfilmny.com.
About the Colombian Film Festival
The Colombian International Film Festival® presented by DELTA AIR LINES was founded in Manhattan in October 2012 by Juan Carvajal with the aim of bringing closer and connecting the diaspora of the country to its roots and talent. The Festival has evolved and in it the New Yorker and Latin community converge to discover and rediscover stories, landscapes and related sites. For more information visit: www.colfilmny.com
Delta Air Lines is working to be 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 30 countries and 53 destinations in the region, offering over 1,700 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 http://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLinesBrasil.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. Additionally, Delta was named to FORTUNE magazine’s top 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 326 destinations in 59 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 delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.