201412091500PR_NEWS_USPR_____CL86807 20141209T150000-0500 prnewswire.com 20141209 CL86807 1 urn:newsml:prnewswire.com:20141209:CL86807:1 20141209T150000-0500 20141209T150000-0500 MimeType/@FormalName Delta Adds Vice President of Sales for West Coast Region LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2014 CA-Delta-Air-elect 201412091500PR_NEWS_USPR_____CL86807.xml Delta Adds Vice President of Sales for West Coast Region

Delta Adds Vice President of Sales for West Coast Region

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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) continues to strengthen its West Coast network with the addition of a new Vice President, Sales – West based in Los Angeles. Ranjan Goswami, former Managing Director – West Region, will lead a commercial team of dedicated sellers with a focus on the western regions of the United States including sales professionals in Los Angeles, Salt Lake City and Seattle.

Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 370 destinations on six continents. For more information visit news.delta.com.

"Ranjan and his team continues to drive growth and accelerate Delta's presence on the West Coast with a strategic focus on key account growth and support for the highly influential entertainment and technology sectors," said Ed Bastian, Delta's President. "Having a strategic, innovative leader in Los Angeles is critical to continuing our momentum while we deliver great service and strengthen our roots in the community."

In his previous role, Ranjan worked to deliver consistent corporate share growth in Los Angeles, Seattle and throughout the Western United States while keeping pace with Delta's expanded network growth in the region. He expanded cross-functional commercial and operational collaboration within Delta and strengthened ties within the community, including with the Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA), Los Angeles city government, community partners and other key influencers.

Earlier in his career at Delta, Ranjan served as Director – eCommerce Commercial as well as Director – Customer Experience Planning and Development, where he helped deliver value-added products and programs to position Delta as an industry leader. He helped lead the alignment of Delta's global product through the merger integration with Northwest Airlines and established Delta's customer experience strategy, oversaw the launch of Sky Priority, shepherded its drive for flat-bed seats with direct aisle access, and executed the long-range plan for in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity.

Prior to joining Delta, Ranjan served as Director – Product Development and CRM as well as Manager – Asia Pacific Network at Northwest Airlines.

Ranjan earned his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science from Yale University. He currently sits on the boards of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Junior Achievement – Southern California and the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce.

Delta is Seattle's fastest-growing airline offering 93 peak-day departures to 32 destinations. Delta has invested $15 million in its facilities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, including its Delta Sky Club, recent lobby renovations and enhancements to the international arrivals area.

In Los Angeles, Delta already offers more than 142 peak-day departures with nonstop service to 48 destinations and is making a $229 million investment to overhaul Terminal 5 at Los Angeles International Airport, which is scheduled to be complete in 2015.

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 319 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.

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