Hirst named legal chief at Delta Air Lines

Atlanta, USA-based carrier Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) said it has promoted Richard Hirst to the position of executive vice president and chief legal officer.

In his new role, Hirst will continue reporting to Delta CEO Richard Anderson.

Reporting to Hirst will be Andrea Newman, senior vice president government affairs, Robert Rivkin, senior vice president and deputy general counsel international and regulatory affairs and Peter Kenney, vice president deputy general counsel.

In his most recent position as senior vice president and general counsel, Hirst oversaw Delta´s legal and government affairs strategy in advocating for US policy changes to allow the nation´s airlines to compete effectively in a global marketplace.

He also was a member of the team responsible for the slot swap transaction which enabled Delta´s 2012 expansion at New York´s LaGuardia Airport.

Delta Air Lines and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 313 destinations in 57 countries on six continents.

Find out more at www.delta.com.