Simon retires from Northwest

Airlines has announced that Barry Simon, executive vice president and
general counsel, will retire June 30 for health reasons.Simon was diagnosed with cancer approximately a year and a half
ago and has decided to leave Northwest to dedicate his full attention to his
family and his continuing battle with the disease. 

  “Barry Simon has headed
our legal function during one of the most challenging periods in the airline’s
history,” said Doug Steenland, president and chief executive officer.
“Barry played a key role in our ongoing
restructuring process which will position Northwest for long-term growth.  We thank
Barry for his contributions to
Northwest and wish him the best in his retirement”. 

  Simon joined Northwest in Oct. 2004 after a long and successful
career at Continental Airlines where he most recently served as senior vice
president - international.