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Delta Air Lines COO Gil West announced his retirement from Delta (Photo: Delta Air Lines)

Delta Air Lines COO Gil West to Retire in September

Delta Air Lines’ Chief Operating Officer Gil West announced his plans to retire from the company. The announcement was made public in an internal memo to employees from CEO Ed Bastian on Aug. 25. Considered the architect of the carrier’s operating performance excellence, West joined Delta in 2008 as the Senior Vice President of Airport Customer Service. He was a key piece to the integration of Delta and Northwest Airlines operations when the carriers merged. He eventually became the COO…