ACCRA, May 27, 2014 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) the leading U.S. carrier in Ghana, has presented two return tickets to Khushi Jeswani, for emerging first at the National Spelling Bee competition held in Accra recently. The award is part of Delta’s sponsorship of the event organized by Young Educators Foundation.
Khushi accompanied by her coach Emmanuel Afful, will travel to Washington, U.S. to participate in the 2014 world finals of the Scribbs Spelling Bee competition being held this week.
‘We are excited to be supporting the National Spelling Bee competition again this year, an event we have sponsored for three years,’ says Bobby Bryan, Delta’s sales manager East and West Africa. ‘This forms part of our support for local initiatives and our ongoing investment in Ghana’s educational and health sectors’.
Delta recently launched an anti-malaria campaign in partnership with the Ghana Red Cross Society. The campaign which has been developed to last through the rest of the year will see a mass distribution of 4,000 of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLIN) nationwide. The program began from the Nima locality in the Greater Accra Region and will extend to the Upper East.
Delta has operated service to Ghana since December 2006 and now operates service to five African cities in five countries. Delta has grown from 22 weekly departures to and from Africa in December 2006 to more than 50 this summer. Through its hubs in Atlanta and New York-JFK, Delta offers an unsurpassed network of hundreds of convenient onward connections.
Delta Air Lines serves nearly 165 million customers each year. This year, Delta was named the 2014 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World magazine and was named to FORTUNE magazine’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the third time in four years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 322 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs nearly 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 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 newly formed joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-JFK, New York-LaGuardia, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on delta.com, Twitter @Delta, Google.com/+Delta, Facebook.com/delta and Delta’s blog takingoff.delta.com.
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