Delta Air Lines Hires Former Six Flags CEO as its New COOby Daniel McCarthy /
Delta Air Lines on Tuesday named Mike Spanos, who most recently served as the president and CEO of Six Flags, as its new chief operating officer.
Spanos, who will start in his new role on June 12, has 25 years of experience in leadership roles at major U.S. companies—other than Six Flags, Spanos also served as president and CEO and chief customer officer at Pepsi CO International.
“The Delta people are the best in the business,” Spanos said in the announcement on Tuesday. “I’m looking forward to getting started, visiting the operation, and rolling up my sleeves to enable our team to do what they do every day: run the world’s best airline for our customers.”
Spanos will report directly to Delta CEO Ed Bastian and P. and Chief Customer Experience Officer Allison Ausband and E.V.P. and Chief of Operations John Laughter will report to Spanos.
“The experience and perspective Mike brings to Delta will enhance and accelerate the integration across our operational, customer experience, and technology teams, aligning them to deliver an unsurpassed product and service for our customers and our employees,” Bastian said in a memo to employees Tuesday.