Northwest Airlines, which emerged from Chapter 11 protection at the end of last month (ATWOnline, June 1), admitted yesterday that "crew shortages" are leading to numerous flight cancellations. It declined to say how many flights have been grounded or to confirm reports that several hundred flights have been cancelled over the past four days. In a statement, the carrier conceded that "recent severe weather events have caused Northwest Airlines to experience some crew shortages." It noted ...

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