Northwest Airlines to Resume Memphis Service

  Northwest Airlines today announced daily nonstop jet service between its
hub at Memphis and Quad City International Airport, serving Moline and
Rock Island, Ill., and Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa. One daily flight
will be offered beginning May 1, with a second to be added June 10.
The route, previously served with a turboprop aircraft, was suspended in
June 2003. It will now be reinstated with the larger Canadair Regional Jet

“These flights will provide convenient options for customers in the Quad
Cities to destinations in the southern United States through our hub at
Memphis,” Tom Bach, vice president of market planning and Airlink, said
during an airport news conference. “Along with six daily flights between
the Quad Cities and our hub in Minneapolis-St. Paul and four daily flights
from the Quad Cities to our WorldGateway hub at Detroit, Northwest will
provide unparalleled choices to hundreds of cities across the United
States, Canada, Europe and Asia from our three domestic hubs.”

“I am very pleased that we have access to another Northwest Airlines hub
using regional jets,” said Bruce Carter, director of aviation at Quad City
International Airport. “Memphis will be an excellent gateway to connect
our passengers to many Southeast cities and other domestic destinations.
Northwest continues to have a strong presence here, and will have the most
flights out of the Quad City International airport by this summer.”

With these flights, Northwest and its Northwest Airlink partners will
offer 215 daily non-stop flights from Memphis to 89 destinations.

The service will be operated with Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle
Airlines Corp.‘s 44- or 50-passenger CRJ. The CRJ features a spacious
cabin with comfortable two-by-two leather seating and other cabin
amenities similar to larger jets, such as overhead bins, a galley,
lavatory, and an efficient climate control system to ensure passenger


The daily flights are now open for sale at , Northwest
Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through travel agencies.

New Memphis-Moline service Flight number: Departs: Arrives: Aircraft: NW
3752** 2:20 p.m. 3:40 p.m. CRJ NW 5981* 7:00 p.m. 8:20 p.m. CRJ * Begins
May 1, 2004 ** Second daily flight begins June 10, 2004 New Moline-Memphis
service Flight number: Departs: Arrives: Aircraft: NW 5988* 6:45 a.m. 8:00
a.m. CRJ NW 3767** 4:15 p.m. 5:30 p.m. CRJ * Begins May 2, 2004 ** Second
daily flight begins June 10, 2004 NORTHWEST MARKS NEW SERVICE WITH

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
May 1 and July 1, 2004. Registration is required prior to travel, and must
be completed no later than July 1. Visit
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