Northwest Airlines Introduces Canadair Regional Jet Service To Minneapolis/St. Paul Hub

CRJ Will Serve New Twin Cities-Tulsa Route, Four Existing Routes



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Northwest Airlines

    MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL, Minn., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
     Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC) and its Northwest Airlink affiliate,
 Express Airlines I, announced new and upgraded service on five routes from its
 Minneapolis/St. Paul hub featuring the 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ).
 The services begin rolling out on July 8, 2001, in the following markets:
 Tulsa, Okla.; Lincoln, Neb.; Moline, Ill.; Wausau/Stevens Point, Wis.; and Des
 Moines, Iowa.
     "We believe our upgraded service means more comfort and convenience for
 our customers," said Jim Cron, Northwest vice president market planning.  "The
 CRJ is a very reliable aircraft and has proven to be quite popular with both
 business and leisure travelers."
     The CRJ, recognized as the world's quietest commercial aircraft, features
 a spacious cabin 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.
     Northwest will introduce service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Tulsa,
 Okla., with two daily nonstops each way on July 8 as follows:
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Tulsa      Tulsa to Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip    Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip
     #5662   11:20 AM 1:30 PM  CRJ      #5661   8:20 AM  10:30 AM  CRJ
     #5664    6:45 PM 8:55 PM  CRJ      #5663   3:40 PM   5:50 PM  CRJ
 
     Beginning July 9, 2001, CRJs will replace two of the five daily Saab 340
 turboprop flights between Lincoln, Neb., capital of that state, and
 Minneapolis/St. Paul.
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Lincoln    Lincoln to Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip    Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip
     #5666   9:05 AM  10:30 AM  CRJ*    #5665   6:55 AM  8:20 AM   CRJ*
     #2806  11:25 AM   1:21 PM  S340    #5667  11:00 AM 12:25 PM   CRJ*
     #3002   1:20 PM   3:15 PM  S340    #2810   1:55 PM  3:35 PM   S340
     #2944   5:05 PM   6:55 PM  S340    #3210   3:45 PM  5:35 PM   S340
     #5652   9:00 PM  10:25 PM  CRJ*    #3143   7:30 PM  9:21 PM   S340
 
     * Effective July 9.
 
     Also, beginning July 9, two additional cities will have one flight per day
 upgraded to CRJ service.  These routes fly between Minneapolis/St. Paul and
 Moline, Ill., and between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Central Wisconsin Airport,
 which primarily serves the cities of Wausau and Stevens Point.
     And on August 1, the route between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Des Moines,
 Iowa will have one daily flight upgraded to CRJ service and two other daily
 flights upgraded to 100-seat DC-9 aircraft, on May 1 and July 1, respectively.
 These flights had previously been served by Saab 340 aircraft.
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Moline    Moline to Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip   Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip
     #3108   7:10 AM  8:39 AM  S340    #3287   6:15 AM  7:55 AM  S340
     #2789   9:40 AM 10:56 AM  S340    #3046   8:50 AM 10:37 AM  S340
     #5668   1:00 PM  2:15 PM  CRJ*    #2788  10:35 AM 12:15 AM  S340
     #3302   4:35 PM  6:05 PM  S340    #5669   2:40 PM  4:00 PM  CRJ*
     #3204   6:15 PM  7:45 PM  S340    #3304   6:20 PM  7:54 PM  S340
     #3370  10:20 PM 11:46 PM  S340    #3117   8:00 PM  9:35 PM  S340
 
     * Effective July 9.
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Central Wisconsin    Central Wisconsin to
                                                  Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip              Flt #  Depart   Arrive  Equip
    #3083    9:30 AM  10:41 AM S340               #3243  5:15 AM  6:35 AM S340
    #3014   11:15 AM  12:31 PM S340               #3181  6:30 AM  7:42 AM S340
    #2765    1:10 PM   2:26 PM S340               #3264  9:00 AM 10:15 AM S340
    #2814    2:50 PM   3:56 PM S340               #3088 11:10 AM 12:17 AM S340
    #5650    4:45 PM   5:45 PM CRJ*               #3343 12:55 PM  2:05 PM S340
    #3026    6:55 PM   8:35 PM S340               #2830  2:55 PM  3:55 PM S340
    #3366    8:55 PM   9:50 PM S340               #2815  4:35 PM  5:46 PM S340
    #3388   10:30 PM  11:16 PM S340               #5651  6:45 PM  7:45 PM  CRJ*
 
     * Effective July 9.
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Des Moines    Des Moines to Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip       Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip
     #3417   7:25 AM  8:30 AM   ARJ        #3533   7:20 AM  8:24 AM   ARJ
     #5653   9:05 AM 10:10 AM   CRJ++      #3662   9:15 AM 10:15 AM   ARJ
     #2999  11:05 AM 12:30 PM   S340       #5654  10:40 AM 11:50 AM   CRJ++
     #1240   1:15 PM  2:17 PM   DC9+       #3095  12:49 PM  2:10 PM   S340
     #3574   2:45 PM  3:48 PM   ARJ        #1169   2:55 PM  3:56 PM   DC9+
     #1218   4:35 PM  5:36 PM   DC9        #3552   4:40 PM  5:49 PM   ARJ
     #1842   6:35 PM  7:34 PM   DC9*       #1257   6:25 PM  7:26 PM   DC9
     #3679   8:25 PM  9:30 PM   ARJ        #1704   8:15 PM  9:16 PM   DC9*
 
     + Effective May 1.     *Effective July 1.     ++ Effective August 1.
 
     Customers wishing to purchase tickets for Northwest's new or upgraded
 service on these routes may do so by accessing Northwest's award-winning web
 site at http://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
    MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL, Minn., April 17 /PRNewswire/ --
     Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC) and its Northwest Airlink affiliate,
 Express Airlines I, announced new and upgraded service on five routes from its
 Minneapolis/St. Paul hub featuring the 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ).
 The services begin rolling out on July 8, 2001, in the following markets:
 Tulsa, Okla.; Lincoln, Neb.; Moline, Ill.; Wausau/Stevens Point, Wis.; and Des
 Moines, Iowa.
     "We believe our upgraded service means more comfort and convenience for
 our customers," said Jim Cron, Northwest vice president market planning.  "The
 CRJ is a very reliable aircraft and has proven to be quite popular with both
 business and leisure travelers."
     The CRJ, recognized as the world's quietest commercial aircraft, features
 a spacious cabin 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.
     Northwest will introduce service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Tulsa,
 Okla., with two daily nonstops each way on July 8 as follows:
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Tulsa      Tulsa to Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip    Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip
     #5662   11:20 AM 1:30 PM  CRJ      #5661   8:20 AM  10:30 AM  CRJ
     #5664    6:45 PM 8:55 PM  CRJ      #5663   3:40 PM   5:50 PM  CRJ
 
     Beginning July 9, 2001, CRJs will replace two of the five daily Saab 340
 turboprop flights between Lincoln, Neb., capital of that state, and
 Minneapolis/St. Paul.
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Lincoln    Lincoln to Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip    Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip
     #5666   9:05 AM  10:30 AM  CRJ*    #5665   6:55 AM  8:20 AM   CRJ*
     #2806  11:25 AM   1:21 PM  S340    #5667  11:00 AM 12:25 PM   CRJ*
     #3002   1:20 PM   3:15 PM  S340    #2810   1:55 PM  3:35 PM   S340
     #2944   5:05 PM   6:55 PM  S340    #3210   3:45 PM  5:35 PM   S340
     #5652   9:00 PM  10:25 PM  CRJ*    #3143   7:30 PM  9:21 PM   S340
 
     * Effective July 9.
 
     Also, beginning July 9, two additional cities will have one flight per day
 upgraded to CRJ service.  These routes fly between Minneapolis/St. Paul and
 Moline, Ill., and between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Central Wisconsin Airport,
 which primarily serves the cities of Wausau and Stevens Point.
     And on August 1, the route between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Des Moines,
 Iowa will have one daily flight upgraded to CRJ service and two other daily
 flights upgraded to 100-seat DC-9 aircraft, on May 1 and July 1, respectively.
 These flights had previously been served by Saab 340 aircraft.
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Moline    Moline to Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip   Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip
     #3108   7:10 AM  8:39 AM  S340    #3287   6:15 AM  7:55 AM  S340
     #2789   9:40 AM 10:56 AM  S340    #3046   8:50 AM 10:37 AM  S340
     #5668   1:00 PM  2:15 PM  CRJ*    #2788  10:35 AM 12:15 AM  S340
     #3302   4:35 PM  6:05 PM  S340    #5669   2:40 PM  4:00 PM  CRJ*
     #3204   6:15 PM  7:45 PM  S340    #3304   6:20 PM  7:54 PM  S340
     #3370  10:20 PM 11:46 PM  S340    #3117   8:00 PM  9:35 PM  S340
 
     * Effective July 9.
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Central Wisconsin    Central Wisconsin to
                                                  Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip              Flt #  Depart   Arrive  Equip
    #3083    9:30 AM  10:41 AM S340               #3243  5:15 AM  6:35 AM S340
    #3014   11:15 AM  12:31 PM S340               #3181  6:30 AM  7:42 AM S340
    #2765    1:10 PM   2:26 PM S340               #3264  9:00 AM 10:15 AM S340
    #2814    2:50 PM   3:56 PM S340               #3088 11:10 AM 12:17 AM S340
    #5650    4:45 PM   5:45 PM CRJ*               #3343 12:55 PM  2:05 PM S340
    #3026    6:55 PM   8:35 PM S340               #2830  2:55 PM  3:55 PM S340
    #3366    8:55 PM   9:50 PM S340               #2815  4:35 PM  5:46 PM S340
    #3388   10:30 PM  11:16 PM S340               #5651  6:45 PM  7:45 PM  CRJ*
 
     * Effective July 9.
 
     Minneapolis/St. Paul to Des Moines    Des Moines to Minneapolis/St. Paul
     Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip       Flt #   Depart   Arrive   Equip
     #3417   7:25 AM  8:30 AM   ARJ        #3533   7:20 AM  8:24 AM   ARJ
     #5653   9:05 AM 10:10 AM   CRJ++      #3662   9:15 AM 10:15 AM   ARJ
     #2999  11:05 AM 12:30 PM   S340       #5654  10:40 AM 11:50 AM   CRJ++
     #1240   1:15 PM  2:17 PM   DC9+       #3095  12:49 PM  2:10 PM   S340
     #3574   2:45 PM  3:48 PM   ARJ        #1169   2:55 PM  3:56 PM   DC9+
     #1218   4:35 PM  5:36 PM   DC9        #3552   4:40 PM  5:49 PM   ARJ
     #1842   6:35 PM  7:34 PM   DC9*       #1257   6:25 PM  7:26 PM   DC9
     #3679   8:25 PM  9:30 PM   ARJ        #1704   8:15 PM  9:16 PM   DC9*
 
     + Effective May 1.     *Effective July 1.     ++ Effective August 1.
 
     Customers wishing to purchase tickets for Northwest's new or upgraded
 service on these routes may do so by accessing Northwest's award-winning web
 site at http://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