LIBERIA, Costa Rica, June 2, 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) celebrated last Saturday, May 31st, the second edition of the recreational race "Delta Pacific Run" in Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste. The event’s main objective was to raise funds to be donated to a small elementary school located at Playa Hermosa, for the building of a new classroom and other needed improvements in its infrastructure.
“More than 600 runners joined us this year in the 5K and 10K races, showing the commitment of travel and tourism sector with the community of Guanacaste”, said Jose Antonio Torres, Delta´s general manager for Central America. “We believe the race is a way to strengthen our ties with local organizations. Our social commitment goes beyond the donating of funds collected, we were also partnering with Hogares Crea organization and other sports and communal groups to provide an opportunity for locals to work as support staff during the race.”
Delta awarded the winners on both the female and male categories of 5K and 10K events; the first place won one of 3 Delta round trip tickets to the United States. The winners of 10K race received as well the fee enrollment for one US Marathon. All runners who finished the race participated in a raffle of three round trips to any Delta´s destination in continental US.
The event had the support of Mangroove Hotel, Westin Resort and Spa Playa Conchal, Hilton Papagayo, Radio Columbia, Zoom Radio and the Development Association of Playa Hermosa.
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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, committed to building a solid regional footprint, a global network and a better overall experience for 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 http://www.facebook.com/DeltaAirLinesBrasil.
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