ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today issued the following statement from CEO Richard Anderson in support of President Obama's nomination of U.S. Sen. Max Baucus as the next Ambassador to China.
"I applaud the President's insight in nominating Sen. Max Baucus to serve as our country's next Ambassador to China. The same traits that have earned Max great respect among democrats and republicans alike over his distinguished career will allow him to effectively navigate what is one of the most important diplomatic posts in the world. Max is well-versed in international economic issues and foreign policy and will be an effective champion for one of the most important bilateral relationships for the U.S."
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 global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 315 destinations in 58 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. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta is investing more than $3 billion 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 delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines