Merger in the Air

  • Northwest cuts 2,500 jobs
    The Eagan-based carrier says it will also begin charging fees to check luggage. Northwest says the actions are necessary because of high fuel prices.July 9, 2008
  • NWA pilots to get 2.4 percent equity in new Delta
    That's one of several details revealed in a summary of a contract agreement reached between pilot negotiators from both carriers. Current Delta pilots would receive a 3.5 percent equity stake.July 1, 2008
  • NWA pilot union leaders favor contract with Delta
    Leaders of the pilots' union at Northwest Airlines today unanimously recommended rank-and-file members approve a tentative contract with Delta Air Lines. The contract would help pave the way for Delta to acquire Northwest.June 27, 2008
  • Delta, Northwest pilots reach tentative deal
    Delta Air Lines has apparently removed a major impediment to its proposed merger with Eagan-based Northwest Airlines. Delta announced this afternoon it has reached a tentative contract settlement with Northwest pilots.June 24, 2008
  • Northwest Airlines announces more cuts in flight capacity
    Northwest Airlines said it will cut its capacity later this year by 3 percent to 4 percent because of high fuel prices. That's a larger cut than it had announced previously.June 17, 2008
  • Oberstar asks DOJ to reject Delta-Northwest combo
    Minnesota Congressman James Oberstar wants the Justice Department to reject the planned combination of Delta and Northwest airlines.June 7, 2008
  • Oberstar maintains his concerns about NWA-Delta deal
    Congressman Jim Oberstar is not backing away from his contention that Delta Air Lines' acquisition of Northwest will prompt additional airline mergers.May 14, 2008
  • Delta, Northwest CEOs assure Senate jobs will stay in Minn.
    Northwest and Delta Airlines are offering firmer and more detailed commitments about what their combination would mean for Minnesota.May 7, 2008
  • Delta president to Minn. lawmakers: HQ decision final
    The president and chief financial officer of Delta Airlines is telling Minnesota lawmakers there's nothing they can do that would keep a merged Delta-Northwest headquarters in Minnesota.May 5, 2008
  • Lawmakers taking hard line with Northwest, Delta
    A legislative committee today approved two bills that require the state to take a hard line on Northwest Airlines' commitments to keep the carrier's hub and headquarters in Minnesota.April 29, 2008
  • MAC wants Delta to make good on NWA promise
    Officials with the Metropolitan Airports Commission will be at the state Capitol today to offer their view on Delta Air Lines' plan to buy Northwest and put the combined airline's headquarters in Atlanta.April 29, 2008
  • NWA: Little you can do to keep the headquarters
    A Northwest Airlines executive told Minnesota lawmakers the state has little leverage to keep the headquarters once Delta acquires the Eagan-based airline.April 25, 2008
  • Delta, NWA defend proposed combination
    The chief executives of Delta and Northwest on Thursday tried to assuage skeptical lawmakers' concerns about the carriers' proposed combination, defending it as the best way to cope with surging fuel prices.April 24, 2008
  • Northwest posts $191 million operating loss
    Northwest and Delta airlines posted combined losses of $10.5 billion on paper in the first three months of the year.April 23, 2008
  • Pawlenty meets with NWA, Delta leaders
    Gov. Tim Pawlenty met with the chief executives of Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines to talk about how their combination will affect Minnesota.April 19, 2008
Merger in the Air photo by Michael Carter

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