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Delta Pilots Aboard for Merger

NW deal would create world largest carrier

(Newser) - Delta Air Lines has reached a deal with its 7,000 pilots that is expected to allow a long-delayed merger with Northwest Airlines to take off, Bloomberg reports. The airlines plan to announce the merger next week, sources said. The new airline would carry the Delta name and jet past... More »

Northwest's Merger Offers Won't Fly: Delta

So far, proposals skirting key Delta concerns

(Newser) - An airline merger isn't going to take off until Northwest comes up with a proposal that addresses Delta's concerns, according to Delta executives. So far, offers haven't jelled with Delta priorities, including maintaining employee seniority rankings, according to a Delta memo obtained by the Wall Street Journal. Delta plans to... More »

Delta Merger Rumors Take Off

Deal could set off a wave of consolidation as airlines struggle to contain costs

(Newser) - Airline merger talks are in the air, with Delta Air Lines executives expected to get the go-ahead from their board today to court Northwest or United. Delta’s matchmaking efforts began with exploratory talks in December, the Wall Street Journal reports. The news prompted airline stocks to soar—Delta was... More »

New Delta CEO Raises Questions

Appointment revives rumors that merger with Northwest is preparing for takeoff

(Newser) - Delta's choice for its new CEO—an outsider who won the job over two internal candidates—is raising questions, the Journal reports. Newly emerged from 19 months of wrangling in bankruptcy court, the airline appointed former Northwest CEO Richard Anderson yesterday, sparking speculation about a future merger with Northwest and... More »

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