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Old Feb 14, 02, 6:17 am   #1
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What is Wings?

Does Wings have any existence?

Originally, it was an idea from Gordon Bethune of a CO/NW/KL/AZ alliance...
What is it now?
I assume that when people mention "Wings", they actually mean KL/NW ???
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Old Feb 14, 02, 8:55 am   #2
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Actually the only thing that is called Wings is Braathens FF program. I wonder what will happen to the name Wings now when Braathens will leave KL and start to co operate with SK instead.
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Old Mar 20, 02, 7:27 am   #3
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Actually the name Wings is according to my opinion originally of KLM/NW…

In may 1989 Northwest was threatened by some hostile take-overs. This was dangerous for the collaboration between KLM and NW, because NW would have been split-up in several divisions.
An other party of 2 former presidents of Mariott, A. Checci and G. Wilson, wanted to keep NWA together. Together with KLM and others, they formed a holding: Wings Holding Inc. This holding bought several shares of NWA Inc.
With Wings KLM owned 20% of the shares of NW.
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