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TBT In Aviation History: Remembering Northwest Airlines

Northwest Airways was founded in 1926 in Detroit, Michigan. Their main focus was to transport mail and established a route between Minneapolis and Chicago. During this early part of Northwest’s history, the airline focused on expanding to smaller cities in the Midwest, with a route to Calgary becoming the airlines first international destination in 1928. In 1933 the airline acquired the rights to fly from New York to Seattle. With these new rights the airline moved its base from Detroit…