Aug. 16, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has named
vice president –
Sept. 1, 2013
, as Delta continues to expand its international gateway in this key business market. Medeiros will have responsibility for managing Delta's overall
strategy, which encompasses expanding airport operations, alliance partnerships, such as Alaska Airlines, corporate customers and government and community involvement.
"Mike's extensive industry knowledge and experience will compliment the efforts of Delta's 1,800 employees and our alliance partners as we strive to build the premier global network in the Pacific Northwest," said Delta CEO
. "His values and understanding of Delta's unique culture make him an excellent ambassador in the
market as we continue to grow our roots in the community."
Medeiros most recently served as vice president–Global Human Resources and Talent Development, where he dedicated much of his attention to employee relations, with a heavy focus on maintaining the special relationship Delta has with its employees. He led a team of professionals deployed across the globe who provide leadership, coaching and support to both Delta leadership and frontline employees.
During his career at Delta, Mike has also been a key leader in operations, including his previous assignment where he was responsible for Delta's
operation, while based at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Under his leadership, Delta's JFK hub saw significant operational improvements in the areas of safety, on-time, customer service and baggage performance, built on a culture of continuous improvement.
Medeiros joined Delta as an Airport Customer Service agent in
, just prior to graduating from
North Carolina State University
where he earned a BA degree in Political Science. He later graduated from
with a Masters in Business Administration.
Since May, Delta service in
has expanded from 33 peak-day departures to 13 destinations to its current schedule of 44 peak-day departures to 18 destinations. Last month Delta announced new nonstop service to
. Delta has also invested
in its facilities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, including its recently completed lobby renovations, new Delta Sky Club, Sky Priority services, new gate area power recharging stations and expanded ticket counters.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. Delta was named by
Fortune magazine as the most admired airline worldwide
in its 2013 World's Most Admired Companies airline industry list, topping the list for the second time in three years. With an industry-leading
, Delta and the
carriers offer service to 327 destinations in 63 countries on six continents. Headquartered in
, 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
global alliance and participates in the industry's leading
trans-Atlantic joint venture
. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in
Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Salt Lake City
. Delta is investing more than
in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on
SOURCE Delta Air Lines