Northwest Airlines filed a request with the US Dept. of Transportation for "broad" authority to serve India. The carrier said its first priority is to begin service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Bangalore via Amsterdam in Oct. Separately, Northwest announced that it is now operating its Nagoya flights from the new Central Japan International Airport, known as Centrair. The airline currently operates daily service between Nagoya and Detroit, Tokyo, Manila and Saipan.

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