Lunching With The Elites

Delta, Air France, KLM And Alitalia Recognize Top Canadian Agencies, TMCs

Delta Air Lines, Air France, KLM, and Alitalia’s Agency Elite Awards recognized 15 top Agencies and 3 Travel Management Companies for achieving Elite Status during a VIP luncheon in Toronto, reports Press Today’s Rodney Tugwell.

Rob LeBel, managing director specialty and Canada sales for Delta Airlines congratulated the award winners for achieving over $300 million in sales – a 23% increase over last year.

Looking ahead to 2019, LeBel offered the luncheon VIPs some insight on three major game changers for the industry that included:

  • The Delta/Westjet transborder Joint Venture partnership. This joint venture will offer customers an extensive route network within the U.S. and across Canada. With a substantial reach to more than 30 cities and covering over 95% of the U.S. – Canada demand customers of both airlines will have more choices than ever before.
  • The delivery of Canadian made aircraft. Delta is scheduled to take delivery of 18 C-Series aircraft. Configured with 110 seats the aircraft will be used to replace the 76-seat regional jets currently in the market.
  • The best Joint Venture management team in the industry committed to industry growth.

Stay tuned for more on the award winners in next week’s issue of Travel Courier.

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