Anxiety in Eagan: What happens when NWA moves?
By Kevin Featherly
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
If the proposed merger of Delta and Northwest airlines is approved, Northwest is expected to close its headquarters in Eagan. Northwest's multi-facility headquarters includes its executive suites, its analytics and pricing operations, and its training facilities, which all together employ some 2,500 workers. Eagan officials worry what the loss of the headquarters — and accompanying jobs — will mean to the city and the surrounding area.
What it means for you, our economy and the airlines
By Dan Haugen
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The boards of Delta and Northwest have agreed to join forces to become the world's largest airline. The new carrier will be called Delta and headquartered in Atlanta. What does the pending merger mean to passengers, the airlines' employees, shareholders, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and the local economy? National and local airline analysts offer answers.
Former Northwest CEO leading the way in Delta deal
By Dave Beal
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008
Richard H. Anderson is on course to become chief executive officer at a merged Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines. It's a plan that would to combine the two companies into the world's largest air passenger carrier. Anderson, a familiar face in the Twin Cities and a longtime advocate of airline consolidation, is widely believed to be playing the lead role now in shaping the deal.
NWA-Delta merger means a triple whammy for state
By Kevin Featherly
Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008
The long-rumored merger is producing flights of anxiety for political leaders, workers and travelers. If it follows industry patterns, the airline combination is likely to mean higher airfares, poorer customer service and lost jobs, analysts say.
Oberstar: NWA merger would hurt travelers and Minnesota
By Adam Graham-Silverman
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008
With a merger of Delta Air Lines and Eagan-based Northwest Airlines looming, Rep. Jim Minnesota Oberstar — the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee — spoke to MinnPost about his opposition to such a deal and what he can and can't do to block it.
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