Northwest Airlines to Convert to Regional Jets at Lincoln Airport

Lincoln Airport Authority Officials Today Announced That Starting July 9,

2001, Northwest Airlines Would Enhance Its Presence in Lincoln, Nebraska By

Converting Two of it Northwest Airlink flights to Regional Jets to Its

Minneapolis Hub



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lincoln Airport Authority

    LINCOLN, Neb., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Airport Authority
 Officials today announced that starting July 9, 2001, Northwest Airlines would
 enhance its presence in Lincoln, Nebraska by converting two of it Northwest
 Airlink flights to Regional Jets to its Minneapolis Hub.  These two departures
 will be a Northwest Airlines 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet operated by
 Northwest Airlines regional jet service provider Express Airlines I Airlines.
 The first upgraded flight (NWA# 5665) will depart Lincoln at 6:55 a.m. and
 arrive in Minneapolis at 8:20 a.m., connecting Lincoln and south central
 Nebraska travelers to Northwest's 9:00 a.m. bank of departures.  The return
 flight (NWA #5666) will depart Minneapolis at 9:05 a.m. and arrive back in
 Lincoln at 10:30 a.m.  The second upgraded departure (NWA#5667) will depart
 Lincoln at 11:00 a.m. and arrive in Minneapolis at 12:25 p.m.  The evening
 return regional jet flight (NWA#5652) will depart Minneapolis at 9:00 p.m. and
 arrive back in Lincoln at 10:25 p.m.  Northwest Airlines/Northwest Airlink
 currently serves Lincoln, Nebraska with 5 nonstop departures per day to its
 Minneapolis hub.  Currently 34-seat Saab 340b turboprop aircraft are flown
 between Lincoln and Minneapolis.
     "This is an exciting announcement by Northwest Airlines, it shows that
 Lincoln area travelers continue to respond and support reliable nonstop jet
 service," reported John Wood, Executive Director for the Lincoln Airport
 Authority.  He went on to say, "This transition to regional jets will continue
 to solidify Northwest Airlines' and Northwest Airlinks' commitment to meeting
 our region's air service needs.
     "This upgrade in service is very good news for Lincoln," said 1st District
 Representative Doug Bereuter.  "Increased air service provides significant
 benefits to travelers and can help the community attract and retain the kinds
 of businesses needed to remain economically strong."
     Lincoln Airport is located in Lincoln, Nebraska and serves the air
 transportation needs for residents in south central and southeastern Nebraska
 with a population in excess of 577,000.  For information about the Lincoln
 Airport, contact the Airports' Marketing Department at 402-458-2400 or visit
 the Airport's web site at www.lincolnairport.com .
 
 

SOURCE Lincoln Airport Authority
    LINCOLN, Neb., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Airport Authority
 Officials today announced that starting July 9, 2001, Northwest Airlines would
 enhance its presence in Lincoln, Nebraska by converting two of it Northwest
 Airlink flights to Regional Jets to its Minneapolis Hub.  These two departures
 will be a Northwest Airlines 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet operated by
 Northwest Airlines regional jet service provider Express Airlines I Airlines.
 The first upgraded flight (NWA# 5665) will depart Lincoln at 6:55 a.m. and
 arrive in Minneapolis at 8:20 a.m., connecting Lincoln and south central
 Nebraska travelers to Northwest's 9:00 a.m. bank of departures.  The return
 flight (NWA #5666) will depart Minneapolis at 9:05 a.m. and arrive back in
 Lincoln at 10:30 a.m.  The second upgraded departure (NWA#5667) will depart
 Lincoln at 11:00 a.m. and arrive in Minneapolis at 12:25 p.m.  The evening
 return regional jet flight (NWA#5652) will depart Minneapolis at 9:00 p.m. and
 arrive back in Lincoln at 10:25 p.m.  Northwest Airlines/Northwest Airlink
 currently serves Lincoln, Nebraska with 5 nonstop departures per day to its
 Minneapolis hub.  Currently 34-seat Saab 340b turboprop aircraft are flown
 between Lincoln and Minneapolis.
     "This is an exciting announcement by Northwest Airlines, it shows that
 Lincoln area travelers continue to respond and support reliable nonstop jet
 service," reported John Wood, Executive Director for the Lincoln Airport
 Authority.  He went on to say, "This transition to regional jets will continue
 to solidify Northwest Airlines' and Northwest Airlinks' commitment to meeting
 our region's air service needs.
     "This upgrade in service is very good news for Lincoln," said 1st District
 Representative Doug Bereuter.  "Increased air service provides significant
 benefits to travelers and can help the community attract and retain the kinds
 of businesses needed to remain economically strong."
     Lincoln Airport is located in Lincoln, Nebraska and serves the air
 transportation needs for residents in south central and southeastern Nebraska
 with a population in excess of 577,000.  For information about the Lincoln
 Airport, contact the Airports' Marketing Department at 402-458-2400 or visit
 the Airport's web site at www.lincolnairport.com .
 
 SOURCE  Lincoln Airport Authority