Northwest to Fly Nonstop From Milwaukee and Indianapolis to Cancun, Mexico
Airline Also Adding Third Daily Flight Between Milwaukee and Washington
EAGAN, Minn., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC) today announced that it will add new nonstop seasonal service from both Milwaukee and Indianapolis to Cancun, Mexico, from Feb. 19 through April 30, 2005, pending final approval from the Mexican government. The new Milwaukee flight will be the only nonstop service operated by a scheduled airline to Cancun. The airline also announced that it will add a third daily frequency between Milwaukee and Washington, beginning March 1, 2005. "Northwest's new nonstop service to Cancun will provide Southeastern Wisconsin travelers with all of the conveniences and comforts that only a scheduled airline can offer," said Jim Cron, vice president of domestic pricing and yield management. "In addition, our new mid-day service between Milwaukee and Washington will provide business travelers with more nonstop options." The new Cancun flights from both Indianapolis and Milwaukee will be operated on Saturdays with Northwest's modern Airbus A320 aircraft, with 16 seats in first class and 132 seats in coach class. Flight 1923 will depart Indianapolis at 2:05 p.m., and arrive Cancun at 5:25 p.m. On the return, flight 1922 will depart Cancun at 6:20 p.m., and arrive in Indianapolis at 9:32 p.m. From Milwaukee, flight 1939 will depart at 2:20 p.m., arriving in Cancun at 6:10 p.m. On the return, flight 1938 will depart Cancun at 7:10 p.m. and arrive in Milwaukee at 11:05 p.m. "Our new flight to Cancun provides our many loyal customers in Indianapolis with new opportunities to earn and redeem WorldPerks frequent flyer miles and use Northwest's fast self-service check-in options when flying to one of their favorite vacation cities," said Fay Beauchine, vice president of sales and customer care. "Whether flying for business or pleasure, Northwest has the experience, comprehensive domestic and international network, and the know-how to meet the needs of travelers in the Heartland of America." Northwest's third flight from Milwaukee to Washington will be operated daily by Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines with Canadair Regional Jets (CRJs) seating up to 50 passengers. Northwest has been steadily adding nonstop flights from Indianapolis and Milwaukee to popular business and leisure destinations throughout North America. Cancun will be Northwest's 21st nonstop destination and first international service from Indianapolis, and 17th nonstop destination and second international flight from Milwaukee. In 2004 alone, Northwest announced new nonstop service from Milwaukee to Baltimore, Ft. Myers, Fla., Kansas City, Mo., Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Toronto, and announced additional frequencies to Boston, New York and Washington. When the third Washington flight begins in March, Northwest will offer up to 37 flights a day from Milwaukee, more than any global network airline serving General Mitchell International Airport. Also in 2004, Northwest announced new nonstop service from Indianapolis to Boston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Ft. Myers, Hartford, Conn., Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Fla., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh/Durham, N.C., Sarasota, Fla., Tampa, Fla., Washington and West Palm Beach, Fla. Northwest will offer up to 49 flights a day from Indianapolis, more flights to more nonstop destinations than any other airline serving Indianapolis International Airport. Customers currently holding tickets on connecting itineraries to Cancun can change to Northwest's new nonstop service without paying an administrative change fee by contacting Northwest or their travel agent by January 15, 2005. When the new flights are added, Northwest will offer up to eight flights to Cancun from five U.S. cities, including two seasonal flights from its WorldGateway at Detroit hub, three seasonal flights from its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub, and one seasonal flight from both Indianapolis and Milwaukee. Service is offered either daily or Saturday only, operated during various periods during the peak winter and spring seasons. In addition, Northwest offers one year-round flight from its Memphis, Tenn. hub to Cancun. Northwest's new flights to Cancun and Washington are currently open for sale at http://www.nwa.com , through Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through some travel agencies. All of the flights will be widely available for sale on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004. Value-priced vacation packages to Cancun and Washington are available through Northwest Airlines WorldVacations online at http://www.nwaworldvacations.com , by telephone at 1-800-800-1504, or through travel agents. Northwest Airlines is the world's fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam, and approximately 1,500 daily departures. Northwest and its travel partners serve nearly 750 cities in almost 120 countries on six continents. In 2003, consumers from throughout the world recognized Northwest's efforts to make travel easier. Northwest's WorldPerks program was named the most popular North American frequent flyer program by readers of TIME Asia in the 2003 TIME Readers' Travel Choice Awards. A 2003 J.D. Power and Associates study of airports ranked Minneapolis/St. Paul and Detroit, home to Northwest's two largest hubs, in second and fourth place among large domestic airports in overall customer satisfaction.
SOURCE Northwest Airlines
Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.
Learn about PR Newswire services
Request more information about PR Newswire products and services or call us at (888) 776-0942.