Delta Air Lines has assured President John Mahama of its commitment to the Ghanaian aviation market promising to improve its services to meet customer demands.

The company gave the promise when President Mahama paid a visit to the its headquarters in Atlanta, United States.

President Mahama met with Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s Senior Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa, and other members of Delta’s senior management team. 

The visit included a tour of Delta’s operational facilities, as well as a presentation ceremony in which President Mahama received a model aircraft from the airline’s management.

“We are honored to welcome his Excellency President Mahama to our headquarters, providing us with an opportunity to thank the Ghanaian Government and the people of Ghana for their continued support of Delta,” said Perry Cantarutti.

He assured the president that, the company is “committed to the Ghanaian market and continue to invest in our service with onboard and facility improvements such as the roll-out of our fully flat-bed product for our business customers and upgraded facilities at New York’s JFK airport.”

Delta launched its service to Ghana in 2006 and has since made series of significant investments on the ground and in the air, including new departure gates at Kotoka International, the launch of a signature Protocol by Delta service for Business Elite passengers, revised menu and drink choices onboard as well as an intern programme for young business students that is now in its third year. 

The company operates a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft between Accra and New York-JFK, and the fully flat-bed seats in BusinessElite will be available for business customers later this month.

The aircraft will also feature the refurbished economy cabin with individual entertainment screens, USB power at each seat and larger overhead storage.  

Delta now operates service to five African cities in five countries, having grown from 22 weekly departures to and from Africa in December 2006 to more than 40 planned for winter 2013.