January 3rd was the last day travelers using RFD will be able to use Northwest Airlines. The company and the airport are cutting ties. Bob O'Brien the airports Executive Director says after a lot of talk both sides have decided to part ways. Here's some background for you, in the past months Northwest numbers had fallen. In September, the company filed for bankruptcy. TransMeridian pulled out in late September. Last month, United announced it's coming to RFD. But only days later, Hooters announced it was considering leaving but it has hence decided to stay put at least for now.