NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gail Grimmett, senior vice president – New York for Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), has been elected to the Board of Directors of NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York.
"As New York's leading airline, Delta has worked to expand leisure and business travel throughout the region as we grow our hubs at LaGuardia and JFK airports," Grimmett said. "That's why it's so exciting to be a part of NYC & Company's board, and I look forwarding to working with this great organization to further our shared goals of boosting New York's economy and creating new opportunities for tourism and travel throughout the city."
Grimmett was elected to a two-year term on the organization's board, and has been appointed to the group's Executive Committee. She joins 13 other new board members, as well as 14 ex-officio members elected this week.
"We are very pleased to have Gail Grimmett join NYC & Company's board of directors — her leadership on behalf of Delta Air Lines in the New York area has been remarkable, and we know her knowledge, expertise and passion for New York City will be tremendous assets as we continue to find new and innovative ways to attract more tourism and meetings to the five boroughs," said NYC & Company's President & CEO Fred Dixon.
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 334 destinations in 64 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.
SOURCE Delta Air Lines