Minnesota Delt a Merger?
Northwest Airlines and Delta have agreed to merge Monday the Pioneer Press reports.
The merger would make it the largest airline by traffic in the world. The new company would remain under the name Delta.
The two have tried to merge in recent months but have struggled to work out personnel issues.
Once the merger is announced a long regulatory review process with take place.
The merger has its opponents like Rep. Jim Oberstar chairman of the House transportation committee.
The process will look into if the combining of the two companies makes it an unfair monopoly.
MPR reports that there are still staff issues that need to be worked out.
Four airlines have shut down or declared bankruptcy in the past two weeks.
This is considered a move to help both of these airlines from ending up with the same fate.