Delta Airlines has announced plans to hire as many as 25,000 workers over the next five years.
Delta’s Chief Executive Officer, Ed Bastian said in a statement that the Atlanta-based airline is growing its ranks as it expands and upgrades its hubs at several of the nation’s airports.
Bastian’s statement was released after he and other airline CEOs met with President Donald Trump at the White House.
Delta currently has about 80,000 employees.
Meanwhile, the airline has embraced Nollywood by introducing Nigerian-made movies on board its flights.
First it was Hollywood, then Bollywood and now Delta Airline is incorporating Nigerian movies to serve its African fliers.
The genre is being rolled out across Delta’s inflight entertainment system Delta Studio and will be complete in April. The first films to be shown will be ‘Bambitious’ and ‘A Place Called Happy,’ with more titles coming later in the year.
The movies will be available on 339 aircrafts flying both internationally and on U.S. domestic routes, including Delta’s daily service between Lagos and Atlanta.
“As a global airline, we listen to our international customers to shape our product and services to offer what they want,” said Bobby Bryan, Delta’s Commercial Director for East and West Africa.
“We already offer African menus and the introduction of Nollywood films shows our commitment to this region and offering local customers popular local entertainment,” he said.
Ayo Makun, producer and lead actor of 30 Days in Atlanta, which is named in the Guinness World Records 2017 as Nollywood’s highest domestic grossing film said: “I applaud Delta for bringing Nollywood to a new global audience. Our films are already popular in Africa but I’m looking forward to more film fans becoming lifelong Nollywood fans too.”
Delta flies to four points in Africa which include Accra (Ghana), Dakar (Senegal), Johannesburg (South Africa) and Lagos (Nigeria). It also has sales offices in a number of additional markets, including Kenya and Uganda.