Delta’s Ed Bastian at 2008 merger press conference in Atlanta
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– “Merger’s 10th anniversary: ‘Remarkable how far we have come’”
“Ten years ago, Delta made history when it announced a merger with Northwest Airlines – a pairing that would create a global powerhouse that is today the acknowledged industry leader.”
“The announcement 10 years ago [April 16] was just the beginning of a massive integration that brought the two airlines together. The merger became official on Oct. 29, 2008, and Delta and Northwest’s operating certificates were merged on Dec. 31, 2009,” by Trebor Banstetter, Delta News Hub.
– “Ed Bastian named among ‘World’s Greatest Leaders’ by Fortune”
“Fortune Magazine has named Delta CEO Ed Bastian to its prestigious list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” for 2018, joining a group that includes captains of industry, world political leaders, and philanthropic and environmental trailblazers.
“Bastian’s addition to the annual list of the “thinkers, speakers and doers who are stepping up to meet today’s challenges” is a first for the leader of any commercial airline. Previous honorees, dating back to 2014, include such luminaries as Pope Francis, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett,” by Kyla Ross, Delta News Hub.
Delta’s Family Tree of airline predecessors
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