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Company Watch - Northwest Airlines.

Jan 8, 2007

US carriers, battered by low-cost competition at home, have sought out growth on lucrative international routes, and China's economic expansion presents a strong opportunity for airlines with service there. The United States keeps tight reins on rights to fly to China, so competition for the routes among airlines is stiff. Interested parties have 14 days to object to the government decision. The Transportation Department then has seven days to answer the objections. After that, the department will review the comments and issue a final decision. American, Continental and Northwest each expressed disappointment that their applications weren't accepted. But none indicated plans to formally object to the decision. Jan 9, 2007

Northwest Reorganization Plan Due By Next Week. Northwest Airlines intends to file its plan of reorganization with a US bankruptcy court by early next week, a Northwest spokesman said on Tuesday. Jan 9, 2007

AAR will perform heavy MRO and interior modifications on select Northwest Airlines 757s. Work will be completed in August. Maintenance checks will be conducted on five previously stored aircraft, while cabin modifications will prepare 10 aircraft for NWA's expanded international service.

Jan 5, 2007

Northwest Close To Mesaba Takeover. Northwest Airlines on Friday said it reached a deal to buy bankrupt regional carrier Mesaba Airlines, a move analysts say could save the struggling feeder airline. Jan 5, 2007

The US Transportation Department awarded United daily service between Washington's Dulles Airport and Beijing's China Peking Capital Airport. Flights will begin March 25 if the agency's decision becomes final. In winning the route, United beat competing applications from American Airlines, Continental Airlines and Northwest Airlines, which all want to bolster their existing China service. The Transportation Department said United's proposed capital-to-capital route benefits the greatest number of travelers. Jan 9, 2007 Editor: Aram Gesar, eMail: edit@AirGuideOnline.com

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