Northwest Airlines LLC has agreed to plead guilty and to pay a $38 million criminal fine for its role, through Northwest Airlines Cargo, in a conspiracy to fix prices in the air transportation industry, the U.S. Department of Justice said today in an e-mailed statement.
The man accused of the Christmas 2009 attempt to blow up a Northwest Airlines plane with explosives hidden in his underpants wasn’t told he had a right to remain silent when interviewed by U.S. investigators, an FBI agent testified.
Delta Air Lines Inc. and Northwest Airlines baggage and cargo handlers rejected an organizing drive by their industry’s largest union in a victory for the carrier’s efforts to keep its workforce mostly nonunion.
Delta Air Lines Inc. led shares of U.S. carriers higher after posting fourth-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates and forecasting an operating margin of as much as 8 percent in this year’s initial three months.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty to all eight charges in the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines plane on Christmas Day 2009, in a change of plea announced today as his trial was to start its second day.