Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines shareholders yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favor the carriers' planned merger, leaving US Dept. of Justice approval as the only remaining significant potential obstacle to the combination. The shareholder votes came on the heels of US FAA's acceptance of the airlines' merger plan earlier this week (ATWOnline, Sept. 23). NWA President and CEO Doug Steenland said shareholder clearance was "a resounding vote of confidence" and reiterated the merger's ...

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