In the News: Merger Would Create World’s Largest Airline

Northwest and Delta airlines announced plans to combine their domestic and international networks, creating a single, vast $17.7 billion airline company – the world’s largest. The global giant would have more than 800 jets, 6,400 daily flights and nearly $32 billion in annual revenue. Delta is the leading U.S. airline in the trans-Atlantic market and has strong domestic routes in many parts of the country. Northwest is a leading U.S.-Asia carrier with a formidable presence in the upper Midwest. Yet to be approved, the new airline will be named Delta and headquartered in Atlanta, with major hubs in Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York, Amsterdam and Tokyo.

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