Officials at Delta Air Lines announce that the commercial headquarters for its Latin America and the Caribbean region will be moving from Atlanta, GA, to Sao Paulo, Brazil. The relocation underscores the increased focus and resources Delta is placing in the region's growth and its goal of becoming the best U.S. carrier in Latin America. Effective Jan. 1, Nicolas Ferri, vice president — Latin America and the Caribbean will transfer to Sao Paulo to lead the commercial activities reporting to Steve Sear, Delta's senior vice president – Global Sales.
"Under Nicolas' leadership, over the past two years Delta's revenue in Latin America and the Caribbean has grown 20 percent. We have also embarked on a company-wide transformation process to align our product and service offering with the expectations of our growing Latin America customer base" Sear says. "Nicolas' role is also instrumental in continuing to strengthen our alliances and customer benefits offered through alliances with SkyTeam partners Aeromexico and Aerolineas Argentinas as well as codeshare partner GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and the joint venture agreement with Air France-KLM in Mexico."
Ferri's relocation to Brazil makes Delta Air Lines the only U.S. carrier to have a vice president residing in Latin America. The company has placed particular consideration in servicing the needs of Latin customers investing US $3 billion in its products and services.
"Delta is proud to relocate its regional headquarters to Sao Paulo. Our goal of becoming the best U.S. carrier in the region has many elements. We are convinced having our regional headquarters will bring additional focus and benefits to our customers, partners, and employees throughout Latin America and the Caribbean," says Nicolas Ferri. "We continue to demonstrate our commitment to the region and this move gives Delta as a U.S. carrier a unique perspective and allows us to participate in the day to day affairs of aviation industry in the region and being part of its evolution."