Delta COO Gil West retiring

Delta executive Gil West is flying off into the sunset. West, Delta Air Lines Inc. senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, will retire at the end of September. Delta CEO Ed Bastian announced West’s impending departure in an Aug. 24 memo to employees. West joined Delta in 2008 and oversaw a marked improvement in the Atlanta-based carrier’s overall performance. In 2011, Delta placed sixth in Airline Quality Ranking, a long-running study conducted by researchers at Wichita State…

Delta executive Gil West is flying off into the sunset. West, Delta Air Lines Inc. senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, will retire at the end of September. Delta CEO Ed Bastian announced West’s impending departure in an Aug. 24 memo to employees. West joined Delta in 2008 and oversaw a marked improvement in the Atlanta-based carrier’s overall performance. In 2011, Delta placed sixth in Airline Quality Ranking, a long-running study conducted by researchers at Wichita State…

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