Ed Neer Retires from Northwest Airlines’ MLT Vacations

MINNEAPOLIS å- (June 25, 2002) å- Northwest Airlines announced today that Ed Neer, chairman and chief executive officer of MLT Vacations, Inc., a subsidiary of Northwest Airlines, Inc., has retired.

“Northwest Airlines WorldVacations’ business has continued to grow for the past 15 years, thanks in large measure to Ed’s leadership. We thank him for his 30 years of service to the Northwest Airlines family and wish him well in the future,” said Tim Griffin, executive vice president marketing and distribution.

Neer began his career at Northwest in 1972 as a sales representative in Washington, D.C. While at Northwest, he held various positions including director of industry marketing and sales, and director of western region sales. In 1987, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MLT Vacations.

Under Neer’s leadership, MLT became one of the top U.S. vacation wholesalers, serving nearly one million vacationers every year who use MLT Vacations and Northwest Airlines WorldVacations.

Northwest Airlines is the world`s fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and more than 1,700 daily departures. With its travel partners, Northwest serves nearly 750 cities in almost 120 countries on six continents.


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