Northwest Airlines to Initiate New or Upgraded Service Between Detroit, Mich. and Three Cities

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

    DETROIT, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq:   NWAC)
 announced today new or upgraded service to Springfield, Mo., Evansville, Ind.,
 and Lansing, Mich. from its Detroit hub.
     In partnership with its Northwest Airlink affiliate Express Airlines I and
 effective May 19, 2001, the new once-weekly service on Saturday evenings to
 Springfield, Mo. will feature the airline's new 50-passenger Canadair Regional
 Jet (CRJ) service.  Service from Springfield to Detroit will operate on Sunday
 mornings.  Northwest Airlines currently serves Springfield with four daily
 flights to its Memphis hub.
    Effective June 1, 2001, CRJs will replace two of the four 34-passenger Saab
 340 turbo-prop flights from Detroit to Evansville and one of the three Saab
 340 flights from Detroit to Lansing.  The other six daily flights from Detroit
 to Lansing will use DC-9 and 727 jet aircraft.
     The expanded service to Springfield, Evansville and Lansing will feature
 Detroit-based 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 Detroit customers as well as provide regional jet service from Detroit
 to additional cities," said Bob Ball, Northwest vice president -- customer
 service -- Detroit.  "More customers in Missouri, Evansville and Lansing will
 now be able to make convenient connections in Detroit -- where we are building
 one of the nation's best air facilities."
     In Detroit, Northwest customers 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.
     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.
    DETROIT, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq:   NWAC)
 announced today new or upgraded service to Springfield, Mo., Evansville, Ind.,
 and Lansing, Mich. from its Detroit hub.
     In partnership with its Northwest Airlink affiliate Express Airlines I and
 effective May 19, 2001, the new once-weekly service on Saturday evenings to
 Springfield, Mo. will feature the airline's new 50-passenger Canadair Regional
 Jet (CRJ) service.  Service from Springfield to Detroit will operate on Sunday
 mornings.  Northwest Airlines currently serves Springfield with four daily
 flights to its Memphis hub.
    Effective June 1, 2001, CRJs will replace two of the four 34-passenger Saab
 340 turbo-prop flights from Detroit to Evansville and one of the three Saab
 340 flights from Detroit to Lansing.  The other six daily flights from Detroit
 to Lansing will use DC-9 and 727 jet aircraft.
     The expanded service to Springfield, Evansville and Lansing will feature
 Detroit-based 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 Detroit customers as well as provide regional jet service from Detroit
 to additional cities," said Bob Ball, Northwest vice president -- customer
 service -- Detroit.  "More customers in Missouri, Evansville and Lansing will
 now be able to make convenient connections in Detroit -- where we are building
 one of the nation's best air facilities."
     In Detroit, Northwest customers 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.
     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.