NWA seeks approval for wider KLM partnership
Northwest Airlines, which formed a joint venture with KLM more than a decade ago, is seeking antitrust immunity from the government for similar partnerships with Air France and other international carriers.
The immunity would allow Northwest to coordinate pricing, scheduling, seating inventory and other operations with its airline partners, helping the carrier to expand its international business.
If the application is approved, Rosia said, the connections of Northwest's hubs with its European partners could lead to more international flights out of the Twin Cities. She said destinations might include Paris, Rome or Milan.