Delta bolsters operations leadership in New York

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has named Henry Kuykendall to Senior Vice President — Airport Operations, Northeast, and promoted Stephanie Baldwin to Vice President — Airport Operations, JFK, to support the airline´s continued dedication to New York and the Northeast region, the company said.

In a new role for Delta, Kuykendall will oversee airline operations at New York´s LaGuardia Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport and Boston Logan International Airport.

Delta is New York´s largest carrier with more than 500 peak-day departures to more than 130 destinations worldwide from its hubs at LaGuardia Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport — including more destinations from New York State than any other airline. Delta has invested more than USD 2 billion in New York airport infrastructure and recently broke ground on a USD 4 billion, state-of-the-art home at LGA.

For the past year, Kuykendall has served as Vice President — New York, overseeing the financial performance of all New York routes and all commercial functions for the business in the state. Prior to assuming this role, Henry served as Vice President — Airport Customer Service, JFK, where he oversaw a growing Delta network; the May 2013 opening of Delta´s USD 1.2 billion state-of-the-art international gateway at JFK´s Terminal 4; and a USD 175 million second-phase extension of 11 additional gates in January 2015. Earlier in his career, Kuykendall led a team of 4,000 Delta employees at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. He joined the airline in 1988.

Baldwin, who currently serves as Director — Airport Operations, East Field Stations, will lead a team of more than 2000 Airport Customer Service employees at JFK, a key hub for Delta, where the airline operates 225 peak-day departures to nearly 100 destinations worldwide. She returns to JFK after first joining the station in 2009 as Director — Above-Wing Operations. Earlier in her Delta career, Baldwin served in leadership roles at Washington Dulles International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Airport, and Reagan Washington National Airport.

Delta and its nearly 10,000 New York-based employees are part of the fabric of the New York community, acting as the official airline of the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Madison Square Garden, Chelsea Piers and the Whitney Museum, with partnerships with more than 40 community organizations. In 2016, Delta paid out more than USD 119 million in profit sharing to its New York employees and committed to contributing 1 percent of its net income from the previous year to key charitable organizations, including organizations in New York.