ERLANGER, Ky., July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Private Jets, Inc. (DPJ), a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), announced today that Nicholas Portaro has been named Vice President of Sales for DPJ. Portaro leads DPJ's sales, pricing, revenue management and product development department and is responsible for providing a unique travel and brand experience for customers, including access to loyalty programs and exclusive events.
"I am thrilled to have a seasoned sales professional like Nick to lead the team," said David Sneed, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Delta Private Jets. "With his success in team building, strategic business planning and sales performance, I am confident he will help provide the high quality of service that DPJ's discerning customers have come to expect."
DPJ, which operates a fleet of more than 70 aircraft, is the only private jet company affiliated with a major commercial airline – an unmatched competitive advantage in a fractured marketplace.
"Delta Private Jets is well known for outstanding safety and exemplary customer service," said Portaro. "I look forward to building on that reputation with innovative programs and amenities that help define the market."
Portaro, who brings more than 25 years of sales and senior leadership experience, most recently served as Vice President of Insights for Information Services Group (ISG), where he led global sales teams for ISG's flagship product and launched a go-to-market strategy for new research solutions for vendors and enterprises.
He previously worked at Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company, for more than 14 years. He played multiple pivotal roles in Gartner's growth including Sales Vice President, Executive Director and Inside Area Manager. He studied the business of telecommunication at Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.
About Delta Private Jets
Delta Private Jets, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), provides aircraft charter services, aircraft management and its distinctive Delta Private Jets Card. The company operates its FBO (Fixed Base Operation), the Delta Jet Center, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG), as well as the Tech Service Center, a comprehensive Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility (MRO). Delta Private Jets combines more than 30 years of experience serving the needs of luxury travelers for business and pleasure with the resources of one of the world's largest airlines to provide a truly innovative travel solution. With more than 70 aircraft in the fleet (light, mid-size, super-midsize and large), Delta Private Jets consistently receives awards for outstanding customer service and has continuously held the coveted ARGUS Platinum safety rating longer than any other operator in the world. Additional information is available at deltaprivatejets.com.
About Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. In 2016, Delta was named to Fortune's top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented five consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 330 destinations in 61 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a 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 and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta's blog takingoff.delta.com.
SOURCE Delta Private Jets