Monday, April 14, 2008
Delta and Northwest merge to create Dorthwelta
The merging of Northwest Airlines and Delta Airlines has created the world's largest airline-Dorthwelta. "The new name is inviting and comforting to passengers. We tested the name inside Atlanta and Peach Tree-area malls and it was a smashing hit," said Dorthwelta's new CEO, Paul Rorey.
The new airline will be based in Atlanta, the current main hub of Delta, and serve only the state of Georgia. There will be 65 daily flights between Atlanta and Macon and 200 between Savannah and Stone Mountain.
The future of Northwest hubs such as Detroit, Minneapolis and Cincinnati are uncertain. "Unfortunately, we're actually pretty certain about those cities' futures," said Rorey.
The merger is not expected to affect the overall poor performance of Philadelphia International Airport arrivals, departures and baggage claim. "This shouldn't affect us," said PHL rep, Jim Toronelli, "we should be able to maintain our level of under-performance just fine."