A 1950 Northwest Airlines route map, showing Shemya. Picture: timetableimages.com
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

Emergency landing on remote island off Alaska a reminder of when airline operated ‘its own airport’

  • A Delta Airlines flight from China recently made an unscheduled stop at a US air base on Shemya in the Aleutian Islands
  • It was once a regular refuelling stop for Transpacific passengers and Northwest Airlines leased it for a time

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A 1950 Northwest Airlines route map, showing Shemya. Picture: timetableimages.com
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