Northwest Airlines reached an agreement with Pinnacle Airlines that opens the door for the regional to operate larger jets and seek additional business partners. Until now, Pinnacle has had an exclusive agreement with NWA that prohibited the Memphis-based regional from working with other carriers or operating aircraft with more than 50 seats. "That is very important," Pinnacle VP-Marketing Phil Reed told ATWOnline. "The most important thing was to secure our core business with Northwest. ...

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