Delta, Northwest Tout Merger Benefits

Title

Delta, Northwest Tout Merger Benefits

Subject

Delta Air Lines/Northwest Airlines merger press conference 2008

Description

Founded in 1926, the company that became Northwest Orient Airlines began operating extensive transpacific routes almost immediately after the conclusion of World War II. Throughout the latter half of the twentieth century, the airline also built up transatlantic and domestic routes, dropping “Orient” from its name in 1986 to indicate its changing focus. Northwest’s alliance with Royal Dutch Airways pioneered an expanded notion of airline partnership, but the airline struggled fiscally in the 2000s, declaring bankruptcy in 2007 before agreeing to merge with Delta the following year. Northwest and Delta officials had to fight for the merger in the face of allegations that it would be disadvantageous for customers and employees.

Creator

Associated Press

Source

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gd1OUL9rkNQ

Date

2008

Contributor

TJ Fisher

Citation

Associated Press, “Delta, Northwest Tout Merger Benefits,” The American Century, accessed July 17, 2019, https://americancentury.omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/393.