Northwest Airlines has announced a major fleet expansion, with orders for 24 Airbus A330-300s and six A319s, 20 Boeing 757-300s and two 747-400s. The A330s will replace DC-10s on Transatlantic routes. This order supplements a previous commitment for 16 of the type, although the latter can be cancelled. Deliveries of the Pratt &Whitney PW4168A powered aircraft, to be configured with 302 seats in two classes, will start in 2003. Northwest's 757-300s will replace DC-10s on domestic services, and the 747-400s will go on Pacific routes. The 20 757-300s replace a deferred order for 757-200s.

Source: Airline Business