Northwest Airlines Introduces Service to Columbus, Ohio from Memphis, Tenn.; Daily Nonstop Service Begins June 1

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Northwest Airlines

    MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL, Minn., April 18 /PRNewswire/ --
     Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC) and its Northwest Airlink affiliate,
 Express Airlines I, announced today the introduction of non-stop service from
 Columbus, Ohio to their hub in Memphis, Tenn., beginning June 1.
     Northwest will operate two daily nonstops each way between Memphis and
 Columbus.  All flights will feature the airline's new 50-seat Canadair
 Regional Jet (CRJ).
 
     Memphis to Columbus                Columbus to Memphis
     Flt #  Depart   Arrive    Equip    Flt #  Depart    Arrive    Equip
     #5634  8:30 AM  11:05 AM  CRJ      #5635  11:30 AM  12:10 PM  CRJ
     #5636  4:35 PM   7:05 PM  CRJ      #5637   7:35 PM   8:15 PM  CRJ
 
     "We are pleased to add Columbus to the Northwest route network," said Phil
 Reed, vice president of marketing, Northwest Airlink.  "We look forward to
 bringing our blend of operational efficiency and Southern hospitality to such
 a vibrant, entrepreneurial community."
     Recognized as the world's quietest commercial aircraft, the CRJ 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 currently operates eight daily nonstops between Columbus and its
 Detroit hub and four daily nonstops between Columbus and its hub in
 Minneapolis/St. Paul.
     Memphis was rated the No. 1 on-time hub airport for 1999 and 2000 in a
 recent study by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  From Memphis
 passengers can connect to more than 80 cities, including international
 destinations Amsterdam and Monterrey, Mexico.
     Customers wishing to purchase tickets for Northwest's new service between
 Memphis and Columbus 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.
     For more information, visit Northwest's web site at http://www.nwa.com
 
 

SOURCE Northwest Airlines
    MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL, Minn., April 18 /PRNewswire/ --
     Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC) and its Northwest Airlink affiliate,
 Express Airlines I, announced today the introduction of non-stop service from
 Columbus, Ohio to their hub in Memphis, Tenn., beginning June 1.
     Northwest will operate two daily nonstops each way between Memphis and
 Columbus.  All flights will feature the airline's new 50-seat Canadair
 Regional Jet (CRJ).
 
     Memphis to Columbus                Columbus to Memphis
     Flt #  Depart   Arrive    Equip    Flt #  Depart    Arrive    Equip
     #5634  8:30 AM  11:05 AM  CRJ      #5635  11:30 AM  12:10 PM  CRJ
     #5636  4:35 PM   7:05 PM  CRJ      #5637   7:35 PM   8:15 PM  CRJ
 
     "We are pleased to add Columbus to the Northwest route network," said Phil
 Reed, vice president of marketing, Northwest Airlink.  "We look forward to
 bringing our blend of operational efficiency and Southern hospitality to such
 a vibrant, entrepreneurial community."
     Recognized as the world's quietest commercial aircraft, the CRJ 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 currently operates eight daily nonstops between Columbus and its
 Detroit hub and four daily nonstops between Columbus and its hub in
 Minneapolis/St. Paul.
     Memphis was rated the No. 1 on-time hub airport for 1999 and 2000 in a
 recent study by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).  From Memphis
 passengers can connect to more than 80 cities, including international
 destinations Amsterdam and Monterrey, Mexico.
     Customers wishing to purchase tickets for Northwest's new service between
 Memphis and Columbus 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.
     For more information, visit Northwest's web site at http://www.nwa.com
 
 SOURCE  Northwest Airlines