Northwest Airlines Announces New Service Between Detroit, Mich. and Springfield, Mo.

Route Begins May 19, 2001



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Northwest Airlines, Inc.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq:   NWAC) announced today new regional jet service to
 Springfield from its Detroit hub.  Effective May 19, 2001, Northwest, along
 with its Northwest Airlink affiliate Express Airlines I will offer one weekly
 nonstop flight to Springfield - Branson Regional Airport, which will operate
 on Saturdays.  A flight from Springfield to Detroit will operate on Sundays.
     The new service will feature Detroit-based 50 seat CRJs.  Recognized as
 the world's quietest commercial aircraft, the CRJs feature spacious cabins
 with comfortable two-by-two leather seating and other cabin amenities similar
 to much larger jets such as overhead bins, a full-service galley, lavatory,
 and an efficient climate control system to ensure passenger comfort.
     "We are excited to increase the number of destinations we serve nonstop
 for our customers," said Brad Mueller, Northwest manager Airlink planning.
 "This service to the Springfield-Branson area offers leisure travelers another
 great get-away destination, while providing a great connection option to our
 customers traveling from Missouri to the world."
     In Detroit, passengers will have the ability to connect on one of more
 than 550 daily flights on Northwest, Northwest Airlink and KLM Royal Dutch
 Airlines to more than 120 non-stop destinations in the United States, Asia and
 Europe.
     Together with Wayne County, Northwest is opening a new $1.2 billion
 domestic and international airport terminal in December 2001, which includes
 97 gates, 18 luggage carousels, 1.5 miles of moving walkways, along with two
 express trams carrying 4,000 passengers per hour.
 
              CRJ Service Between  Detroit - Springfield, Missouri
                              Starts May 19, 2001
 
        Detroit to Springfield                Springfield to Detroit
 
     Flight #     Depart     Arrive      Flight #    Depart       Arrive
     5935         7:10 p.m.  8:05 p.m.   5921        6:50 a.m.    9:35 a.m.
     *Saturday only                      *Sunday only
 
     Northwest currently serves Springfield with four times daily service to
 its Memphis, Tenn. hub.  Customers wishing to purchase tickets for Northwest's
 service may do so by accessing Northwest's award-winning web site at
 www.nwa.com or by calling (800) 225-2525 or a travel agent.
     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, Inc.
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 2 /PRNewswire/ --
 Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq:   NWAC) announced today new regional jet service to
 Springfield from its Detroit hub.  Effective May 19, 2001, Northwest, along
 with its Northwest Airlink affiliate Express Airlines I will offer one weekly
 nonstop flight to Springfield - Branson Regional Airport, which will operate
 on Saturdays.  A flight from Springfield to Detroit will operate on Sundays.
     The new service will feature Detroit-based 50 seat CRJs.  Recognized as
 the world's quietest commercial aircraft, the CRJs feature spacious cabins
 with comfortable two-by-two leather seating and other cabin amenities similar
 to much larger jets such as overhead bins, a full-service galley, lavatory,
 and an efficient climate control system to ensure passenger comfort.
     "We are excited to increase the number of destinations we serve nonstop
 for our customers," said Brad Mueller, Northwest manager Airlink planning.
 "This service to the Springfield-Branson area offers leisure travelers another
 great get-away destination, while providing a great connection option to our
 customers traveling from Missouri to the world."
     In Detroit, passengers will have the ability to connect on one of more
 than 550 daily flights on Northwest, Northwest Airlink and KLM Royal Dutch
 Airlines to more than 120 non-stop destinations in the United States, Asia and
 Europe.
     Together with Wayne County, Northwest is opening a new $1.2 billion
 domestic and international airport terminal in December 2001, which includes
 97 gates, 18 luggage carousels, 1.5 miles of moving walkways, along with two
 express trams carrying 4,000 passengers per hour.
 
              CRJ Service Between  Detroit - Springfield, Missouri
                              Starts May 19, 2001
 
        Detroit to Springfield                Springfield to Detroit
 
     Flight #     Depart     Arrive      Flight #    Depart       Arrive
     5935         7:10 p.m.  8:05 p.m.   5921        6:50 a.m.    9:35 a.m.
     *Saturday only                      *Sunday only
 
     Northwest currently serves Springfield with four times daily service to
 its Memphis, Tenn. hub.  Customers wishing to purchase tickets for Northwest's
 service may do so by accessing Northwest's award-winning web site at
 www.nwa.com or by calling (800) 225-2525 or a travel agent.
     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, Inc.