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.