SkyTeam partner Northwest Airlines is to axe two transatlantic services from October, and suspend a third, after a route review in the face of high fuel costs.

The US carrier is to stop its Detroit-Dusseldorf and Hartford-Amsterdam services from 1 October. Both operations use Boeing 757 aircraft.

On the same date Northwest also plans to suspend its Minneapolis-Paris Charles de Gaulle service, although it will resume these flights on 28 March next year.

Northwest joint-venture partner carrier Air France-KLM says that the cancellations are a result of decreasing customer demand and the increasing cost of fuel.

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