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Delta Air Lines has appointed Alex Antilla as its newest Vice President for Latin America.

New boss in town

Major U.S carrier Delta Air Lines announced last week that Alex Antilla has been appointed as Vice President, Latin America.

Antilla will be based in Santiago, Chile and will oversee Delta’s business and customer experience strategy throughout Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, alongside the carrier’s partnerships with Mexico’s national airline, Aeroméxico.

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Aeroméxico operates to over 90 destinations. The Mexican flag carrier has partnered with Delta since 1994. | © Andres Porco/Travel Radar

Once Delta’s joint venture with Chilian airline LATAM is approved by the U.S Department of Transportation, Antilla will oversee its progress too.

Alain Bellemare is Delta’s President, International. He commented on Alex’s appointment and how it will benefit the Atlanta-based airline.

“As Delta continues to expand its international network and product offering to support the growing demand for travel, Alex’s diverse experience will be pivotal in leveraging opportunities, delivering the Delta Difference for our customers, and leading the best employees in the business. With Alex’s leadership, we will also strengthen our partnerships with LATAM and Aeromexico, providing the best network and customer experience throughout Latin America.”

Getting to know Alex

Alex Antilla comes with a wealth of experience, making it obvious why Delta chose him for the job.

Antilla graduated with an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Emory’s Goizueta Business School.

He has worked for Delta for 16 years in the trans-Pacific, trans-Atlantic and Latin American regions, and has also held roles in Network Planning, Sales and Alliances and more. Throughout his time at the major U.S airline, Alex has been based in Minneapolis, Tokyo, Atlanta and Amsterdam.

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Delta travels to various destinations in Latin America – from Lima, Mexico City, Panama City and Cancún. | © Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

Before this latest promotion, he served as Managing Director of pricing and revenue management for the region of Latin America. Antilla led a team of professionals whose goal was to optimise and maximise revenue and profit for Delta’s extensive Latin America portfolio.

Antilla commented on the news:

“As Delta continues to invest in delivering a world-class customer experience, I look forward to working with our teams to strengthen our partnerships and to deliver best-in-class solutions, products and services to our customers and partners in Latin America. This outstanding team is poised to build a bright future and capitalise on the great opportunities in this important market.”

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