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Rapid Response: Delta CEO Ed Bastian: Turbulence, recovery, and risk

Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman

With 75% of U.S. customers saying they'll soon be vaccinated, Delta is embracing a new phase, opening up middle seats as of May 1. CEO Ed Bastian bet at the start of the pandemic that focusing on consumer confidence and reinforcing Delta’s brand would ultimately pay big rewards. Now that strategy will be put to the test -- even as Bastian clashes with Georgia officials over the state's new voting law. How quickly will domestic demand rebound? When will business and international travel return? And what blowback may Delta face for its political stance? For Bastian, being on the hot seat is just another day on the job.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

35mins

8 Apr 2021

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Delta CEO Ed Bastian: Turbulence, recovery, and risk

Masters of Scale: Rapid Response

With 75% of U.S. customers saying they'll soon be vaccinated, Delta is embracing a new phase, opening up middle seats as of May 1. CEO Ed Bastian bet at the start of the pandemic that focusing on consumer confidence and reinforcing Delta’s brand would ultimately pay big rewards. Now that strategy will be put to the test -- even as Bastian clashes with Georgia officials over the state's new voting law. How quickly will domestic demand rebound? When will business and international travel return? And what blowback may Delta face for its political stance? For Bastian, being on the hot seat is just another day on the job.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

35mins

8 Apr 2021

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Open Letter from Ed Bastian – CEO DELTA Airlines

Global Travel Media Podcast

This episode is also available as a blog post: https://www.eglobaltravelmedia.com.au/open-letter-from-ed-bastian-ceo-delta-airlines/--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/global-travel-media/message

2mins

14 Mar 2021

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Ed Bastian, CEO, Delta Air Lines: Restoring Confidence in Air Travel

Outside In with Charles Trevail

Over the decades, the airline industry has had to grapple with the aftermath of several historical crises, including the Gulf War, 9/11, and the Great Recession. But none has unleashed as much economic devastation and created more uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic. Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, calls it “the defining crisis of our generation.” To get through the early days of the pandemic, he knew the company had to move quickly and, above all else, protect the health and wellbeing of Delta’s employees and customers. His guiding principle: a crisis doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Bastian joins the podcast to give an inside look into how Delta is overcoming this once-in-a-lifetime crisis, the changes it’s making to give customers peace of mind about flying again, and his outlook for the future of air travel in the years ahead.Listen to this episode to learn:• Why safety protocols like keeping the middle seat empty give customers peace of mind and are an extension of the premium nature of Delta’s brand • Why Bastian proudly says, “We’ve never worked harder to accomplish so little yet achieve so much”• What early booking data is suggesting about people’s confidence to travel again• How a societal void in leadership has altered the role of CEO -- and why business leaders can no longer afford to sit on the political sidelines• Whether international travel alliances will weaken or strengthen post-pandemic • Why Delta remains committed to a sustainable future, spending $1 billion over the next 10 years to become the world’s first carbon-neutral airline

32mins

3 Mar 2021

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Delta’s CEO Ed Bastian: Taking a Stand on Racial Equity

Race at Work with Porter Braswell

It’s rare for Fortune 500 CEOs to be publicly vocal about social justice issues. However, for Delta CEO Ed Bastian, speaking out and taking action have been part of his journey to become an inclusive leader. He joins host Porter Braswell to discuss how CEOs and senior leaders can lead change in their companies to address internal and external racial justice issues.

28mins

27 Jan 2021

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CEO Spotlight on Delta's Ed Bastian

What'd You Miss This Week

This week, Caroline puts the CEO Spotlight on Delta chief executive Ed Bastian and talks to him about leading an airline through the pandemic, his outlook for travel, what he would like to see from the government in terms of further stimulus and how Delta has reacted to the reckoning over racial injustice as Atlanta has found itself at the center of it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

37mins

24 Oct 2020

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Ed Bastian, Delta Airlines CEO - Flying Thru Tough Times

Practicing The Art Of Faithful Presence

In this episode, podcast host Dr. David Wright speaks with Ed Bastian, the CEO of Delta Airlines. Since taking the helm in 2017, Delta has become the world’s most awarded airline. Bastian is a critical leader in Delta’s long-term strategy and champion of putting Delta’s shared values of honesty, integrity, respect, perseverance and servant leadership at the core of every decision. The most natural place to start the conversation was the impact of COVID-19 on Delta’s business. Bastian shared that Delta was at 5% of their normal cash flow in April of 2020 (25,000 passengers per day vs. the usual 600,000). He explains the many facets of Delta’s response to the pandemic - how they are taking care of their employees, their customers and preparing for the future. “Tourism and travel” is one of the biggest industries and Bastian is confident it will come back one day. He intends for Delta to lead the way. Bastian explains his upbringing and his journey to CEO of Delta, a position he never would have imagined he would hold. The unique Delta ‘servant leadership culture’ rooted in 95 years of history, was something that attracted Bastian to Delta. It is this culture that differentiates Delta from their competitors, a fact that gives Bastian great pride. Turning to the subject of faith, Bastian describes his faith journey. Being the oldest of nine children raised in a Catholic family provided Bastian with a solid foundation. But, he strayed from his faith following college. During his early 30’s, Bastian met Dr. Bill Lawrence of Dallas Theological Seminary, a man who deeply impacted his life. Dr. Lawrence helped Bastian understand the gospel message and salvation through faith in Christ. Returning to the Delta story, Bastian answers the question about the most important decision made by Delta to help the company to weather the current storm. Bastian explains the 15% profit sharing plan that is in place for Delta employees. In the last five years, Delta has paid in excess of $1 billion each year to their people just through profit sharing. Profit sharing has given employees a sense of shared ownership and allegiance to Delta. This culture of putting people first has translated into employees who put customers first because they have a vested interest in the success of the company. This is what makes Delta special. Learn more about Ed Bastian.Learn more about Delta Airlines.Learn more about Practicing the Art of Faithful Presence.Learn more about host David Wright.

27mins

1 Sep 2020

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The Path Forward - The Airline Industry with Delta CEO Ed Bastian

Michigan's Big Show

9mins

5 Aug 2020

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The Path Forward: The Airline Industry with Delta CEO Ed Bastian

Washington Post Live

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian joins The Post to discuss the airline’s commitment to safety despite economic uncertainty and what travel will look like in the future.

30mins

3 Aug 2020

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Delta CEO Ed Bastian on the Future of Flying

Chasing Life

The airline industry has been hit hard by the pandemic. Potential flyers have serious questions about whether airlines are doing enough to protect their health. CNN anchor and Boss Files host Poppy Harlow speaks with Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian about how one of the largest airlines in the world is responding to the coronavirus.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

11mins

10 Jul 2020

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