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. 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.
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.
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.