Walshe takes Delta
THE Walshe Group last month confirmed it was taking over the Delta Air Lines gsa account in Australia, with the significant win seeing Delta switch from its long association with the Helloworld-owned Global Aviation Services. The move certainly makes sense, with Walshe having represented Delta in New
Zealand for more than 30 years, meaning the company has deep knowledge of the airline’s network, product and services. Walshe will base the Delta representative office in Sydney, undertaking reservations, ticketing, sales and marketing, with additional GSA team members in Melbourne and Brisbane along with the existing NZ team in Auckland. Delta’s shift to Walshe looks to have come at a tricky time for the Helloworld representation businesses, World Aviation Systems and Global Aviation Services. Although the company isn’t commenting, it’s understood there is some sort of legal action under way and senior executives including general manager James Vaile and Gia Acitelli no longer appear on the World Aviation website.