Delta selects Caldwell for new Seattle VP

Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has named John Caldwell its new Vice President — Seattle, as Mike Medeiros transitions to his new role as COO at Aeromexico, the airline said.

In this role, Caldwell will develop and achieve Delta´s strategic objectives for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest as the company embarks on its fifth consecutive year of growth. His responsibilities will include oversight of financial performance, marketing, commercial sales, sponsorships, community relations, and the customer experience at Sea-Tac.

Caldwell will also be heavily involved in Delta´s state and local government affairs within the region, including working with the Port of Seattle to begin construction on a world-class international arrivals facility at Sea-Tac this spring. He will report to Bob Somers, Delta´s Senior Vice President — Global Sales.

Caldwell most recently served as President of Delta Vacations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. He earned a Bachelor of Science in aviation management and industrial relations from Minnesota State University.

Delta is the largest global carrier at Sea-Tac and has more than tripled flights and destinations at its Seattle hub since 2012.

Delta Air Lines serves nearly 180 million customers each year. Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry´s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic.