Northwest Airlink carrier Mesaba Airlines has signed an amended agreement under which Northwest Airlines will purchase all of the regional's capacity, while the cost of Bombardier de Havilland Dash 8 heavy maintenance will be shifted from Northwest to Mesaba. The agreement will allow both carriers to benefit from Mesaba's lower costs and serves as the basis for a new ten-year contract to be negotiated by the end of March 1997.


Source: Flight International