Mrs Petra Asamoah, Manager, Sales and Operations at Delta Airlines
Mrs Petra Asamoah, Manager, Sales and Operations at Delta Airlines

ACCRA, 5th June, 2012 – Delta Air Lines has awarded two return tickets to Washington, DC for the winner of the national Spelling Bee competition, Philemon Awan. The 12 year old Awan accompanied by his coach Ms. Evangeline Bortey, will travel to the U.S. to participate in the international finals which was held last week in  Washington, DC.


“We congratulate Philemon for winning the competition inGhana,” said Bobby Bryan, Delta’s commercial manager for West and East Africa, “This activity forms part of our support for education locally and highlights our continued investment inGhana.”


Delta recently launched an Energy and Mining Desk to serve the special needs of the Oil and Gas industry in the country. Also, it introduced its full flat-bed Business Elite seats on all in it flights betweenAccraand the U.S besides pre-financing the construction of two new boarding gates atAccraKotokaAirportto improve airport facilities.


About Delta

Delta Air Lines serves more than 160 million customers each year. During the past year, Delta was named domestic “Airline of the Year” by the readers of Travel Weekly magazine, was named the “Top Tech-Friendly U.S. Airline” by PCWorld magazine for its innovation in technology and won the Business Travel News Annual Airline Survey. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to nearly 350  destinations in 62 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 700 aircraft. A founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance, Delta participates in the industry’s leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 13,000 daily flights, with hubs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia, New York-JFK, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City and Tokyo-Narita. The airline’s service includes the SkyMiles frequent flier program, a world-class airline loyalty program; the award-winning BusinessElite service; and more than 50 Delta Sky Clubs in airports worldwide. Delta is investing more than $2 billion through 2013 in airport facilities and global products, services and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Customers can check in for flights, print boarding passes, check bags and review flight status at


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