After nine years serving as president of Delta Air Lines and being CEO Richard Anderson’s most trusted advisor, Ed Bastian officially assumed the CEO’s role from Anderson on May 2. The handover was carefully orchestrated and planned for months; Anderson moved to Houston and let Bastian move into the CEO’s office at Delta’s Atlanta headquarters weeks before Bastian formally accepted the CEO title. Bastian is walking a fine line between pledging allegiance to many of ...

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