Northwest and Delta have finally decided to come together. The combined airport would have strength across this country and to Europe and Asia. The $17 billion dollar combined airline will be flying just about everywhere. Although the ticket prices won't be fun, it should help the industry stay afloat and may give my favorite airlines (United and Continental) more reason to come together.
Here in Des Moines Northwest handles about 20%-25% of flights and Delta has about 10%. Des Moines will soon become an maintenance hub for the CRJ-900 airplanes that Northwest currently flies which a merger could either cancel the project or bring more of the airplanes into our fair city.
Here is some of the news....