Cheap Northwest Flights

Northwest Airlines, also known as NWA, is headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota. Its three major hubs are Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and Memphis International Airport. It has “focus city” operations in Indianapolis and Honolulu. Northwest also maintains an international hub at Narita International Airport near Tokyo, Japan and has a partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines with a hub in Amsterdam.

Northwest has the largest airline fleet of any airline in the world, and has one of the larger domestic route networks in the United States. It also flies more people across the Pacific than any other US carrier. Northwest works mainly within a hub-and-spoke system, including Tokyo and Amsterdam in the hub category, with a few routes outside of that system (such as the San Francisco-Honolulu flight).

Northwest once flew to Australia and was at one time the only US carrier flying to Glasgow, Oslo and Stockholm. More recently, it has concentrated on flights to its various hubs. The airline’s Amsterdam hub is primarily for flights between that city and the United States, with Northwest’s partner airline KLM taking over once passengers reach Amsterdam.

In early 2007, news came out that Northwest and Delta were in negotiations about a possible merger after each emerges from bankruptcy. Northwest will likely emerge from bankruptcy during the second quarter of 2007, as will Delta. The airline is a part of the SkyTeam airline alliance.

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