Northwest CEO says trimming schedules could lead to higher fares

09/18/2007 | USA Today

Northwest Airlines CEO Douglas Steenland favors reducing congestion by trimming airline schedules at the country's busiest airports but cautioned that the move could result in higher fares. However, he said, "If we do nothing, the problem (with delays) will simply continue to compound." Steenland added that any delay-reducing plan would need to include corporate jets, which also contribute to congestion.

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