Northwest Airlines Introduces Regional Jet Service in Evansville

Upgraded Service for Evansville, Ind. - Detroit, Mich. Route



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

    DETROIT, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq:   NWAC) and its
 Northwest Airlink affiliate, Express Airlines I, announced today upgraded
 service between Evansville, and its hub in Detroit.
     Effective June 1, 2001, the airline's new 50-passenger Canadair Regional
 Jet (CRJ) will replace two of the four 34-passenger Saab 340 turbo-prop
 airplanes.
     The expanded 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.
     "Not only will the new service provide the extra seat capacity to meet the
 passengers' demand for our service, but will also provide more convenience and
 comfort for our Evansville customers," said Bryan Ebensteiner, Northwest
 director airlink planning.  "In addition, the Evansville - Detroit service
 complements Northwest's daily Saab 340 and CRJ service to Memphis."
     In Detroit, passengers will have the ability to connect to 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.
     Along with its 26 global partners, Northwest serves more than 750 cities
 in more than 120 countries on six continents.  Together with Wayne County,
 Northwest is opening a new $1.2 billion international airport terminal in
 December 2001, which includes the addition of 25 new commuter gates with
 passenger-loading bridges, a luggage handling system with 11 domestic claim
 carousels and 1.5 miles of moving walkways, along with two 200-passenger
 indoor trams.
 
     Detroit to Evansville
 
     Flight #               Departs       Arrives     Equipment
     5672*                  9:20 a.m.     9:40 a.m.   CRJ
     3106                   12:10 p.m.    1:05 p.m.   Saab 340
     5903**                 3:30 p.m.     3:50 p.m.   CRJ
     3356                   8:55 p.m.     9:50 p.m.   Saab 340
 
     Evansville to Detroit
 
     Flight #               Departs       Arrives     Equipment
     3025                   6:45 a.m.     9:35 a.m.   Saab 340
     5673*                  10:10 a.m.    12:30 p.m.  CRJ
     2900                   1:25 p.m.     4:15 p.m.   Saab 340
     5942**                 5:45 p.m.     8:05 p.m.   CRJ
 
     *Effective June 1, 2001
     **Effective June 15, 2001
 
     Customers wishing to purchase tickets for Northwest's upgraded service
 between Evansville, Ind. and Detroit, Mich. 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.
    DETROIT, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq:   NWAC) and its
 Northwest Airlink affiliate, Express Airlines I, announced today upgraded
 service between Evansville, and its hub in Detroit.
     Effective June 1, 2001, the airline's new 50-passenger Canadair Regional
 Jet (CRJ) will replace two of the four 34-passenger Saab 340 turbo-prop
 airplanes.
     The expanded 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.
     "Not only will the new service provide the extra seat capacity to meet the
 passengers' demand for our service, but will also provide more convenience and
 comfort for our Evansville customers," said Bryan Ebensteiner, Northwest
 director airlink planning.  "In addition, the Evansville - Detroit service
 complements Northwest's daily Saab 340 and CRJ service to Memphis."
     In Detroit, passengers will have the ability to connect to 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.
     Along with its 26 global partners, Northwest serves more than 750 cities
 in more than 120 countries on six continents.  Together with Wayne County,
 Northwest is opening a new $1.2 billion international airport terminal in
 December 2001, which includes the addition of 25 new commuter gates with
 passenger-loading bridges, a luggage handling system with 11 domestic claim
 carousels and 1.5 miles of moving walkways, along with two 200-passenger
 indoor trams.
 
     Detroit to Evansville
 
     Flight #               Departs       Arrives     Equipment
     5672*                  9:20 a.m.     9:40 a.m.   CRJ
     3106                   12:10 p.m.    1:05 p.m.   Saab 340
     5903**                 3:30 p.m.     3:50 p.m.   CRJ
     3356                   8:55 p.m.     9:50 p.m.   Saab 340
 
     Evansville to Detroit
 
     Flight #               Departs       Arrives     Equipment
     3025                   6:45 a.m.     9:35 a.m.   Saab 340
     5673*                  10:10 a.m.    12:30 p.m.  CRJ
     2900                   1:25 p.m.     4:15 p.m.   Saab 340
     5942**                 5:45 p.m.     8:05 p.m.   CRJ
 
     *Effective June 1, 2001
     **Effective June 15, 2001
 
     Customers wishing to purchase tickets for Northwest's upgraded service
 between Evansville, Ind. and Detroit, Mich. 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.