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Delta Names New CEO

You’ll can certainly read more about this elsewhere, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Delta has named former Northwest CEO Richard Anderson as their new chief executive.  Anderson is known for making tough but fair decisions, though Northwest lost a nice chunk o’ change under his leadership.  Although I’m not expecting a Delta/Northwest linkup, I would expect them to take a page from Northwest’s playbook and expand their Asian services.

I’m always curious, though, for an industry that consistently loses a ton of money, why do airlines keep choosing CEOs from within the industry?

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  1. Jared, that’s an easy answer — airlines are very environmentally friendly. They are big fans of recycling!!

  2. well put :)

  3. It hasn’t been that long since Leo Mullin was at the helm.