Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
October 14, 2022
This Hispanic Heritage Month, Airlines for America’s members have shared their support for diversity, equality and inclusion, recognizing all those of Hispanic heritage who have made significant and lasting contributions to the aviation industry.
Throughout September and October, A4A’s member airlines have taken time to commemorate these stories and achievements:
Alaska highlighted Customer Care Representative Miros, who loves helping customers with language barriers.
Today and every day, we’re grateful for employees like Miros who go above and beyond to care for our guests. pic.twitter.com/IM2RydBXjA— Alaska Airlines (@AlaskaAir) September 16, 2022
American Airlines featured Evita “Evie” Garces, who serves as AA’s Vice President of Line Maintenance. She is the first Hispanic woman in that role at AA.
We’re excited to announce the promotion of Evita “Evie” Garces to VP of Line Maintenance. Evie started her career with @AmericanAir more than 21 years ago as an Aviation Maintenance Technician and what a journey it’s been! Congratulations Evie! 🥳 https://t.co/0fQcNZ2usx— americanair (@AmericanAir) September 30, 2022
Atlas Air highlighted Mexican American Captain and Line Check pilot Federico “Freddy” Mendoza. Mendoza has been with Atlas for 11 years and credits his large family as his daily inspiration.
In celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth, 747 Captain and Line Check pilot Federico ‘Freddy’ Mendoza shares how his #culture inspires him.— Atlas Air Worldwide (@AtlasAirWW) September 15, 2022
Read more⬇️https://t.co/IE2yLILNVN#AtlasAirWorldwide pic.twitter.com/ezIcXd7NNI
Delta Air Lines
Delta’s inflight entertainment service, Delta Studio, is featuring Hispanic movies and television shows in a special selection curated by actress and activist Eva Longoria.
Through her community outreach, actress and activist @EvaLongoria champions expanded opportunities for Latino voices in government, entrepreneurship and STEM.— Delta (@Delta) September 19, 2022
During Latin and Hispanic Heritage Month, watch selections from Eva’s curated collection on Delta Studio 🎥 pic.twitter.com/Z9qMpE1SRs
FedEx interviewed four team members to learn more about how they stay connected with their Hispanic heritage.
JetBlue is offering yummy plantain chips Chifles as a free inflight snack. Chifles is a Hispanic-owned company and was sourced in collaboration with JetBlue’s Hispanic crewmembers.
These chips are plantains. P-L-A-N-T-A-I-N-S. @chifleschips are a delicious, crunchy, better-for-you FREE inflight snack. Hispanic-owned and sourced in collaboration with our Hispanic crewmembers. #HispanicHeritageMonth pic.twitter.com/WuCk6myegl— JetBlue (@JetBlue) September 30, 2022
Southwest Airlines highlighted Miami employees Betty, Jonathan, and Lina and asked them about the importance of Hispanic heritage.
United Airlines paid tribute to Alejandra, the first and only woman working maintenance for the airline in Mexico.
UPS is celebrating Hispanic and Latinx-owned small businesses by releasing a bilingual limited-edition Express box featuring artwork by Latin American artist Eugenia Mello. In addition, the UPS Foundation has made a $2.9 million commitment to programs supporting Hispanic communities.
It’s #HispanicHeritageMonth! From trailblazing #UPSers to the UPS Foundation’s $2.9M commitment to programs supporting Hispanic & Latino communities, we have a lot to celebrate as we continue building an inclusive workplace & world. #YouBelongAtUPShttps://t.co/7tQRDk506a— UPS (@UPS) September 15, 2022