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Delta Private Jets Appoints Gary Hammes as Company President to Strengthen Operations and Transform Path Forward

Source: Business Wire

ERLANGER, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 18, 2017-- Delta Private Jets has named Gary Hammes as President of the 30+ year operator in the private jet industry. As President, Hammes will be responsible for both financial and operational performance, growing the Delta Private Jets brand and the seamless travel solution, and transforming the customer service platform.

Hammes, a 30-year airline veteran, most recently served as the Chief Operating Officer at Virgin Australia where he managed the safe operations of a fleet of 130 aircraft, secured three independent Aircraft Operating Certificates, and led efforts to maximize worldwide revenue. Hammes also previously served as the Senior Vice President and COO at World Airways and ASTAR Air Cargo Inc.

During his time in the industry, Gary has built a notable track record of strategic operational accomplishments. He has proven to be a successful and reliable leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for improving operational efficiency, surpassing budget expectations, and improved employee engagement and customer service metrics. Delta Private Jets is dedicated to becoming the industry leader, further strengthening its position in the private jet industry, and accelerating a strategic shift to capitalize on new initiatives and opportunities.

“I am pleased to join Delta Private Jets and work with a strong team of leaders to create an even more dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented culture to transform our position in the industry,” described Hammes.

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 an 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 Wi-Fi equipped 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. Flights are operated by Delta Private Jets, Inc., an FAA-certificated Part 135 air carrier, or by another FAA-certificated Part 135 or Part 121 air carrier. Additional information is available at

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