Airlines only retire numbers if they were involved in accidents/ or other events for that particular airline. NW
also has flight 11 DTW NRT
As far as any new city pairs for NW
, Bldg A is always looking at profitable new cities and sometimes they are not going to be hub to hub or hub to spoke. After 9-11, NW
said they would do the best they could to match capacity to demand. Utilizing a 757-300 on the HNL
is good thinking as that a/c would have sat.
It would be nice to PDX AMS
, and maybe that will happen. PDX
business community has certainly reached out for international service and it will probably be a good match for NW
to go to AMS
Don't forget about PHL
. Many people have been waiting for the return of PHL AMS
since the day we left (needed the a/c for FCO
service and other reasons at the time). The rumor mill was working hard as recently as a year and a half ago that PHL AMS
might return. I don't think that would be out of the question especially now with US possible demise.
will certainly be a topic soon as the new intl airport will open next year. KIX
operations had been very costly and that was one of many reasons we pulled a lot of flying out of there. Hopefully NGO
will not repeat the mistakes KIX
made. I love NGO
, such a small efficient airport.
As recovery comes in some degree to the legacy carriers, look for NW
to jump right in where they think will be the most beneficial. AF CDG
eventually would be a nice feeder into the NW
system. Alitalia into DTW
would be nice too.