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Archive for Saturday, September 22, 2001

Vanguard, Northwest report cutbacks

September 22, 2001

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Vanguard Airlines and Northwest Airlines announced Friday that they were cutting jobs and reducing services in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks.

Kansas City, Mo.-based Vanguard Airlines said it would cut about 20 percent of its daily flights and up to 15 percent of its 1,000 jobs. The flight cuts begin Oct. 4. Vanguard's nine executive officers took immediate salary cuts of 25 percent.

Meanwhile, Eagan, Minn.-based Northwest Airlines said it would shed 10,000 jobs, nearly a fifth of its work force.

"It is imperative that our industry return to serving the needs of travelers and the global economy," chief executive Richard Anderson said.

Northwest already had announced shortly after the attacks that it would reduce its flight schedule. Major carriers American, Continental, Delta and United also have trimmed their schedules by 20 percent since the attacks.

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