With Wednesday's announcement of Richard Anderson’s retirement from Delta, social media lit up with messages of appreciation and well wishes for the outgoing CEO. In his nine years at the helm, Anderson propelled Delta to new heights of operational and financial excellence, as the company became one of the world’s most profitable airlines.
Here’s a look at some of the messages:
@Delta this cruise line exec & Diamond member will greatly miss Richard! He and the whole dedicated Delta family have built a great airline— John Delaney (@JohnDelaneySBN) February 4, 2016
@Delta wow I'm sad... I love reading his letters in sky magazine. He has been a great leader, an honor to fly in his leadership.— Nathan Amaral (@NathanAmaral) February 4, 2016
@Delta I'll miss him in the safety videos.— Zack (@zts1986) February 3, 2016
There's also growing excitement for incoming CEO Ed Bastian, who will take over the role of chief executive in May.
Congrats to @Delta’s Richard Anderson — great run as CEO. No surprise with Ed Bastian taking the reins. As expected.— Holly Hegeman (@PlaneBusiness) February 3, 2016
@Delta Richard has done well and look forward to Ed keeping the tradition alive— Michael Szuch (@MrSzuch) February 4, 2016