Is a Major Airline Moving Its Headquarters to Minnesota?
Minnesota used to be the home base and corporate headquarters of Northwest Airlines, but when they merged with Delta, that designation went down to Georgia-- Atlanta, specifically. But is that big airline moving back here to the Bold North?
It could be... if Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey has his way. He just sent a snarky Tweet to Delta airlines, saying that Minnesota would be more than happy to be the home for the airline giant-- and wouldn't hassle them over the recent NRA controversy, as some Georgia lawmakers have been doing.
This KARE-11 story has all the details, including the Tweet the Minneapolis mayor sent that stated, "These are turbulent times. And I know that navigating them can be tough. So maybe you want to check into a city that DOESN'T cater to the @NRA. I 'll bet that you won't want to leave," the story noted.
Frey's Tweet is a reaction to Georgia's lieutenant governor, who threatened to pull tax breaks Delta currently enjoys after the airline said it was cutting ties with the National Rifle Association in the wake of the Florida school shooting.
Delta moving here to Minnesota actually isn't all that far-fetched, if you ask me. Minnesota is already home to several big-name, Fortune 500 companies (Target, Best Buy, 3M, and General Mills just to name a few), and it'd be cool to see a major airline headquartered here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes again, wouldn't it?
Not to mention all those jobs that would come with Delta relocating here. But seeing how Atlanta's Hartfield-Jackson International Airport is now officially the busiest airport in the world, I'm guessing moving here to the smaller MSP probably won't happen anytime soon. Props to the Mayor, though, for weighing in on behalf of Minnesota!
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