DAL Delta Air Lines

Filed: 13 May 21, 4:15pm



Washington, D.C. 20549




Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 13, 2021



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware 001-05424 58-0218548
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


P.O. Box 20706, Atlanta, Georgia 30320-6001

(Address of principal executive offices)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (404) 715-2600


Registrant’s Website address:


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per shareDALNew York Stock Exchange


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).

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Item 5.02Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers


(c)       Delta Air Lines, Inc. (“Delta”) today announced the promotion of John E. Laughter, 50, to Executive Vice President – Chief of Operations, effective June 1, 2021, becoming Delta’s principal operating officer. Mr. Laughter currently serves as Delta’s Senior Vice President and Chief of Operations, a position he has held since October 2020. Mr. Laughter previously served as Delta’s Senior Vice President – Flight Operations (March 2020 – October 2020), Senior Vice President - Corporate Safety, Security and Compliance (August 2013 – March 2020), Senior Vice President – Maintenance Operations (March 2008 – July 2013), and Vice President – Maintenance (December 2005 – March 2008). Mr. Laughter joined Delta in 1993.


As of the date of this report, no new compensatory arrangements have been entered into in connection with this appointment. The material terms of any new compensatory arrangements in connection with Mr. Laughter’s promotion will be disclosed in an amendment to this Form 8-K.












Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.









 By:  /s/ Peter W. Carter
Date:  May 13, 2021

Peter W. Carter

Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer