Northwest Announces New Detroit Service

18th Feb 2004

Northwest Airlines today announced new daily nonstop service between its
WorldGateway hub at Detroit and Waterloo Regional Airport, serving
Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Three daily flights will be offered
beginning June 10.
“We welcome the Waterloo region as a new Northwest destination,” said Tom
Bach, vice president of market planning and Airlink. “Our new flights will
provide travelers in this region, known as the gateway to Canada’s
Technology Triangle, with shorter travel times to most U.S. destinations,
as well as additional options to connect to hundreds of cities worldwide.”

With this new service, Northwest will be the only U.S. carrier serving
Waterloo Regional Airport. Kitchener-Waterloo will be the 14th Canadian
destination served by Northwest and its Northwest Airlink partners—the
most of any U.S. airline. Northwest and its Airlink partners already serve
southern Ontario with service to Toronto and London.

The daily service will be flown with the 34-passenger Saab 340 turbo-prop
aircraft operated by Northwest Airlink partner Mesaba Airlines. All
flights departing Detroit for Waterloo Regional Airport use convenient
jetbridges to protect passengers from the weather. Customers arriving at
the WorldGateway hub will clear U.S. immigration and customs in the same
terminal as Northwest’s departures to destinations throughout the United
States, Asia and Europe.

“We are thrilled to provide international connections to the Region of
Waterloo Airport,” said Regional Chairman Ken Seiling. “The addition of
regularly scheduled flights from Northwest Airlines will connect over
600,000 people—all within an easy 30-minute drive of our airport—to
one of the busiest airport hubs in North America.”

Members of Northwest’s WorldPerks program can earn up to 1,000 WorldPerks
bonus miles when they fly roundtrip on this new nonstop service between
June 10 and Aug. 10, 2004. Registration is required prior to travel, and
must be completed no later than Aug. 10. Visit for complete details and registration.
Additional terms and conditions apply.


Northwest Airlines is the world’s fourth largest airline with hubs at
Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and more than
1,500 daily departures. With its travel partners, Northwest serves nearly
750 cities in almost 120 countries on six continents. In 2002, consumers
from throughout the world recognized Northwest’s efforts to make travel
easier. A 2002 J.D. Power and Associates study ranked airports at Detroit
and Minneapolis/St. Paul, home to Northwest’s two largest hubs, tied for
second place among large domestic airports in overall customer
satisfaction. Business travelers who subscribe to OAG print and electronic
flight guides rated as the best airline Web site. Readers of TTG
Asia and TTG China named Northwest “Best North American airline.”


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