Delta Air Lines names Patricia Celis country manager
(The Philippine Star) - October 5, 2015 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Delta Air Lines today announced that Patricia Celis has been appointed to the position of country manager–Philippines sales and affairs.

Celis will focus on leveraging strategic opportunities to improve the airline’s competitive position in this important market.  She will have responsibility for managing overall sales activities, administration and industry affairs in the market.

“Delta has proudly served the Philippines for over 65 years,” said Vinay Dube, Delta’s senior vice president-Asia Pacific. “Appointing a talented local leader is consistent with Delta’s continued long-term commitment to the Philippines. We are confident that Patricia will further grow Delta’s presence in the market.”

Celis started her career in the airline industry in 1997 as marketing support for American Airlines in the Philippines. She joined Northwest Airlines in 2003 as a sales and marketing manager for the Philippines.

Since the merger with Delta in 2008, she has had increasing responsibility, including overseeing the Guam sales team. She also successfully supported Delta’s expansion of a new nonstop service in Sydney, including closely working with Delta’s joint partner Virgin Australia to enhance product awareness in Australia. Most recently she oversaw Philippines, Australia and Micronesia as a sales and marketing manager.

Celis holds an MBA degree from Ateneo De Manila University in the Philippines. She received her bachelor degree in Legal Management from the same university.  

Delta operates daily flights from Manila to Tokyo-Narita, its hub in Asia, where passengers can conveniently connect to seven US mainland gateways and beyond.
Delta Air Lines serves more than 170 million customers each year. Delta was named to Fortune magazine’s top 50 World’s Most Admired Companies, in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fourth time in five years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for four consecutive years, a first for any airline. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 318 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of over 700 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia, as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers over 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita.

Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog Takingoff.delta.com.

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