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The "Wings" alliance as such does not yet exist as a brand-name. The coming-to-be of "Wings" depends on developments with KLM and a possible new alliance partner at this time. The participants here seem to be in no big hurry to invest big sums in "Wings" name development, even though a "Wings Pilots' Union" already exists.


no alliance slogan yet; KLM/Northwest's one is "Worldwide reliability".


no official website for wings
for KLM/Northwest:


"Plan" laid down in 1989, but yet to be founded (and named!) officially. 
Approval of the KLM/NWA cooperation goes back to 11 January, 1993.

Number of aircraft


Airbus share

101 = 12 %

Boeing share

501 = 61 %

Aircraft on order


Founding members

KLM (KL/KLM) Northwest (NW/NWA)

Additional members


Number of employees

82 735

Future members

no new members announced

Former members

Alitalia (AZ)

Major Hubs

Europe: Amsterdam

America: Detroit, Minneapolis MSP

Africa: -

Asia: -

Oceania: -