Northwest Airlines

All quiet on the eastern front as diplomacy foils a counter-strike

Loose cannons are not very precise weapons, and all but useless when aimed at aircraft. They do, however, make a great deal of noise and are capable of shattering glass at corporate offices.

Saturday, 16 July, 2005, 12:00am

Northwest abandoned us, say sacked staff

Sacked Northwest Airlines cabin crew based in Hong Kong yesterday petitioned the Labour Department and the company following the rejection of a request for a meeting with the carrier.

The airline blamed the industry downturn since the September 11 attacks for its decision to sack 30 of its 61 flight attendants last week, saying too few staff had volunteered for pay-cut options.

4 Dec 2001 - 12:00am

Japan launch leads drive to upgrade service

Hot on the heels of its competitors, United States-based carrier Northwest Airlines has announced plans to spend US$2 million to improve its eight Asian Web-sites, including one in Hong Kong.

The airline, which reported 6 per cent of ticket sales have been made online this year, on Friday launched secured online booking on its Japan site.

7 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Northwest plane in emergency landing

A Northwest Airlines flight with 356 people on board turned back to Chek Lap Kok and made an emergency landing after a warning signal sounded in the cockpit.

The alarm was raised on Thursday morning, about half an hour after the Boeing 747 took off bound for New York via Tokyo. After checks on the aircraft, the plane took off again at about 3pm.

20 May 2000 - 12:00am

Legend unit wins contract

A subsidiary of Legend Holdings has won a 10 million yuan (about HK$9.3 million) contract from China Northwest Airlines to set up a flight control system.

29 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Dutch air deal sealed

China and the Netherlands have sealed a civil aviation agreement in Beijing. The deal allows for designated carriers of the two countries to operate regular passenger and cargo flights between Beijing and Amsterdam.

24 May 1996 - 12:00am

Business project off to flying start

More than 70 City University of Hong Kong students got the chance to experience the realities of the business world when Northwest Airlines opened its doors for a business studies research project.

The students looked at every part of Northwest's Hong Kong operations. Teams produced reports containing market analysis and put forward ideas on how to develop business.

11 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

US airline swells Saab order book

MESABA Airlines of the United States is to acquire up to 72 Saab 340 aircraft in one of the manufacturer's largest orders.

The agreement provides a firm order for 50 of the regional aircraft and options to purchase 22 more.

An option books a place in the production line and usually costs 5 per cent of the full purchase price.

13 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

FedEx wins cargo route

FEDERAL Express (FedEx) has been granted an operating permit by the Civil Aviation Administration of China, making it the only United States-based freight carrier to start an all-cargo route to the mainland.

FedEx said yesterday it would launch services in early March using Boeing 747-200 aircraft.

30 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Direct Boston service

NORTHWEST Airlines has started a direct service between Hong Kong and Boston.

The new service, via Seattle, combines two existing scheduled flights under one flight number, departing Hong Kong three times a week.

The airline said it would get passengers to Boston two hours quicker than any competing service.

27 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Northwest Airlines seeks direct flights to mainland

NORTHWEST Airlines is negotiating affiliation deals with several Chinese airlines in preparation for direct flights between the United States and China, a senior Northwest official says.

Senior vice-president Chris Clouser yesterday said Northwest executives were 'talking to five or six right now', but he refused to say which airlines had been approached.

23 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Confused reaction after disaster

IN ITS handling of the worst air disaster in the country's history, China Northwest Airlines displayed by international standards an odd mixture of frankness and secretiveness, according to Western aviation officials and witnesses.

12 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

'Terrifying' boom as plane blew up

A TERRIFYING boom louder than thunder sent villagers scurrying.

Moments later part of a plane was seen falling from the cloud-covered sky, somersaulting before hitting the fields.

A massive military and police operation followed to deal with China's worst plane disaster.

8 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Seniors deal on Northwest

NORTHWEST Airlines will participate in the government's Senior Citizen Card Scheme for the elderly in Hong Kong.

Holders of the card will be entitled to a 10 per cent discount off published full fares when flying first class or business class with the United States carrier.

1 Jun 1994 - 12:00am

Fire drama as jet engine falls off

PART of an engine on a Northwest Airlines jumbo jet fell off and burst into flames on a flight from Hong Kong yesterday - the second serious incident involving the airline at Narita Airport, Tokyo, in three days.

One of the four Boeing 747-200's engines half fell off on landing at Narita yesterday afternoon.

None of the 245 passengers and crew was hurt.

2 Mar 1994 - 12:00am