Merger in the Air

  • Northwest, Delta begin the task of gaining approval
    Northwest and Delta airlines are working hard to convince employees, customers and community and political leaders that the airlines' combination will benefit them.April 16, 2008
  • Delta, NWA begin selling the deal, but skeptics abound
    For months, Northwest and Delta airlines wouldn't say much about their much anticipated merger. Now, that it's a done deal, the airlines are talking up the transaction big time.April 16, 2008
  • Chisholm waits to learn the future of its reservation center
    People in the Iron Range town of Chisholm, Minn., are watching the Delta-Northwest acquisition news with great interest. More than 500 people work at Northwest's Chisholm Reservation Center. Some of the town's residents are confident those Iron Range jobs are secure; while others are more guarded.April 16, 2008
  • Politicians may be unable to stop NWA deal
    While politicians can raise concerns about Minnesota losing jobs and a corporate headquarters, they're not likely going to be able to stop the deal.April 15, 2008
  • Markets, politicians show skepticism about NWA, Delta deal
    Both Northwest and Delta's stocks fell the day after the companies announced Delta was acquiring Northwest. On the political front, U.S. Rep. Jim Oberstar promised rigorous scrutiny of the deal, saying it threatened competition.April 15, 2008
  • Regional airports play a wait-and-see game
    Airport officials throughout the region are wondering what exactly Delta's acquisition of Northwest Airlines will mean for airports outside of the Twin Cities.April 15, 2008
  • What should we know about Delta?
    What do Northwest customers need to know about Delta Air Lines, as Delta announces its plans to acquire Northwest?April 15, 2008
  • Labor unions unhappy with Delta deal
    Airline executives today sketched out terms of Delta's acquisition of Northwest Airlines. But the course the merger takes is also in the hands of the people who fly the planes, carry the luggage and pour the coffee.April 15, 2008
  • In the Loop: A eulogy for Northwest Airlines
    Northwest has not always been a flyers' favorite. But it is a fixture in the travel memories of millions of Americans -- especially those of us here in the Midwest. If the deal with Delta goes through, Northwest will lose its name and its Twin Cities headquarters. Minnesota Public Radio's "In The Loop" asked listeners to write their own "eulogies" to the carrier we've come to know so intimately. Terri Bly, of Mendota Heights, took up the call.April 15, 2008
  • Passengers have mixed reaction to the merger
    News of the Delta-Northwest deal was greeting travelers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Monday night and Tuesday morning.April 15, 2008
  • News Cut: NWA, Delta CEOs hope deal can be approved quickly
    In a conference call with investors today, executives of Delta and Northwest airlines said they hope the Justice Department can approve Delta's acquisition of Northwest by the end of this year, but it may take until 2012 for the two airlines to be fully combined. They also said the merger allows the combined airline to use smaller jets on many routes.April 15, 2008
  • About Delta
    In March, MPR reporter Annie Baxter put together two stories about Delta Airlines; where the airline came from and where CEO Richard Anderson plans to take it.April 15, 2008
  • When two big airlines become one
    Midday examines the merger of Delta and Northwest Airlines, and what it will mean for consumers and the future of the airline industry.Midday, April 15, 2008
  • A new giant in the skies
    Midmorning talks with aviation industry analysts about what the Delta acquisition of Northwest Airlines will mean for the airline industry and for the flying public.Midmorning, April 15, 2008
  • NWA-Delta merger goes forward; deal draws mixed reactions
    Delta Air Lines is buying Eagan-based Northwest Airlines, creating what will be the world's biggest airline.April 15, 2008
Merger in the Air photo by Michael Carter

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