Wednesday, April 16, 2008

FAA History Lesson -- April 16

From the FAA Historical Chronology, 1926-1996...

”Oct 1, 1926: Northwest Airways began service as a contract mail carrier. The company began passenger service the following year, and expanded its routes in the late twenties and early thirties, changing its name to Northwest Airlines on Apr 16, 1934. Further expansion included routes to Asia, beginning in the 1940s, and for a time the carrier used the name Northwest Orient Airlines. “

(emphasis added)

I haven’t delved into the proposed merger between Northwest and Delta yet so I really don’t have any comment. I just thought it ironic.

Don Brown
April 16, 2008

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