Manoj Kuriakose has served as Regional Director – JV Integration MEAI for Delta Air Lines since July 2019. He is responsible for driving the strategy and planning for Delta’s joint venture integration with Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic for the Middle East, Africa & India (MEAI) markets.
Previously at Delta, Manoj led the commercial sales team for 13 countries as Commercial Director – Middle East & Southern Africa. During this period, he was instrumental in building Delta’s footprint in the Middle East region and successfully executed Delta’s three-year turnaround strategy for South Africa. He joined Delta in May 2007 as Commercial Manager UAE to set up Delta’s Dubai/Atlanta service.
With over 27 years of airline and travel industry experience, Manoj has a deep understanding of the aviation and business environment in the Middle East, Africa and Indian-Subcontinent regions.
Manoj holds a Master’s in Business Administration from University of Strathclyde, UK and an IATA Diploma in Airline Studies. He is currently based in Dubai, UAE.