Delta Air Lines Cargo has appointed
Rafael Figueroa as Managing Director – Cargo Operations and
Customer Experience, a role previously held by Julian Soell.
Effective this Fall, Rafael will transition from
Aeromexico Cargo to Delta Cargo to lead a team of over 1,600
employees, managing Delta’s worldwide cargo operation.
With twelve years in the
airline industry, Rafael most recently served as Vice President
for Aeromexico Cargo, with prior roles as Vice President – Ground
Handling for Aeromexico and as Chairman of the Board for SkyTeam
The appointment is part of an
international talent exchange program between Delta and
Aeromexico, which aims to share best practices and skills across
all areas of the business.
extensive experience to Delta - not only through his knowledge of
the cargo and ground handling industry, but also through his
understanding of the Latin America market,” said Shawn Cole, Delta
Cargo – Vice President. “With his familiarity of Aeromexico, we
will also be able to deepen and strengthen the cargo joint
cooperation agreement (JCA) between Delta and Aeromexico, as well
as continue the momentum of providing industry leading operations
and customer service.”
The JCA between Delta and
Aeromexico allows customers to work with either carrier to
transport cargo across a broad network of flights and joint
trucking options. Delta and Aeromexico Cargo have ten co-located
warehouses and the two companies are implementing joint sales and
marketing initiatives in both countries.
Lindsey Jalil leading Cargo’s Commercial teams and Eric Wilson
leading Global Sales, Rafael will complete the strong leadership
team, under Shawn Cole.