Northwest Airlines Adds Fourth Daily Flight From Minneapolis/St. Paul To Billings, Mont.; Additional Service Begins July 1

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Northwest Airlines

    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
     Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq:   NWAC) announced today a fourth daily nonstop
 flight between its hub in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Billings, Mont., beginning
 July 1.
     "This fourth daily flight is great news for Billings, and I commend
 Northwest Airlines for investing in expanded air service in our state," said
 Rep. Dennis Rehberg (R-Mont.).  "The additional service will benefit both
 business and leisure travelers and provide an important boost to Montana's
 economy."
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Billings     Billings to Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart    Arrive  Equip      Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip
     #1625  9:00 AM   10:11 AM  DC9       #1624  7:00 AM  10:03 AM   DC9
     #1045 11:35 AM   12:53 PM  DC9       #1048  9:05 AM  12:06 PM   DC9
     #1049  4:50 PM    6:09 PM  DC9       #1046 10:55 AM   1:57 PM   DC9
     #1047  8:31 PM    9:45 PM  DC9       #1044  2:00 PM   5:02 PM   DC9
 
     The new nonstop flight is part of an overall expansion in Montana, in
 which Northwest is adding additional flights to all five of its Montana
 destinations.
     "Montana is becoming an increasingly popular destination for our Midwest
 customers," said Jim Cron, vice president, market planning and Airlink.
 "These additional and enhanced summer services offer more customers access to
 a wonderful summer destination."
     With annual revenues in excess of $11 billion and approximately 55,000
 employees worldwide, Northwest Airlines is the world's fourth largest airline,
 with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and
 more than 2,700 daily departures.  With its travel partners, Northwest serves
 more than 785 cities in 120 countries on six continents.  Based on statistics
 compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Northwest was the most
 on-time U.S. airline among the seven largest network carriers for the period
 1990-2000.
 
 

SOURCE Northwest Airlines
    MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL, Minn., April 16 /PRNewswire/ --
     Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq:   NWAC) announced today a fourth daily nonstop
 flight between its hub in Minneapolis/St. Paul and Billings, Mont., beginning
 July 1.
     "This fourth daily flight is great news for Billings, and I commend
 Northwest Airlines for investing in expanded air service in our state," said
 Rep. Dennis Rehberg (R-Mont.).  "The additional service will benefit both
 business and leisure travelers and provide an important boost to Montana's
 economy."
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Billings     Billings to Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart    Arrive  Equip      Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip
     #1625  9:00 AM   10:11 AM  DC9       #1624  7:00 AM  10:03 AM   DC9
     #1045 11:35 AM   12:53 PM  DC9       #1048  9:05 AM  12:06 PM   DC9
     #1049  4:50 PM    6:09 PM  DC9       #1046 10:55 AM   1:57 PM   DC9
     #1047  8:31 PM    9:45 PM  DC9       #1044  2:00 PM   5:02 PM   DC9
 
     The new nonstop flight is part of an overall expansion in Montana, in
 which Northwest is adding additional flights to all five of its Montana
 destinations.
     "Montana is becoming an increasingly popular destination for our Midwest
 customers," said Jim Cron, vice president, market planning and Airlink.
 "These additional and enhanced summer services offer more customers access to
 a wonderful summer destination."
     With annual revenues in excess of $11 billion and approximately 55,000
 employees worldwide, Northwest Airlines is the world's fourth largest airline,
 with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and
 more than 2,700 daily departures.  With its travel partners, Northwest serves
 more than 785 cities in 120 countries on six continents.  Based on statistics
 compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Northwest was the most
 on-time U.S. airline among the seven largest network carriers for the period
 1990-2000.
 
 SOURCE  Northwest Airlines