Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines filed for bankruptcy yesterday, meaning that four of the Big Six US legacy carriers currently are restructuring under Chapter 11 protection. The filings, which occurred in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York within an hour of each other, had been expected (ATWOnline, Sept. 14). Both airlines said they will maintain their full schedules as they cited the impact of soaring fuel prices since Hurricane Katrina as the immediate ...

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