Northwest Airlines today announced that it will expand its schedule from
Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport for the third time in
less than a year.
Wisconsin’s largest airline announced that it is adding seven daily
nonstop flights with service to three new destinations from Milwaukee
including Baltimore/Washington International Airport, Kansas City
International Airport and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Northwest will also offer one additional nonstop flight from Milwaukee to
New York LaGuardia, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and its hub
at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.
“Northwest’s proud history of providing safe, reliable and convenient air
service to Milwaukee travelers goes back nearly 77 years,” said Jim Cron,
vice president of domestic pricing and yield management. “Northwest’s
large and loyal customer base in southeastern Wisconsin has responded
positively to the many nonstops we have added during the last year.” Cron
added, “These new flights will allow us to offer travelers additional
choices and enhance the success of our growing Milwaukee operations.”
After all of the flights are added, Northwest will offer 29 flights per
day to 12 nonstop destinations from Milwaukee, up from 23 flights to 10
destinations served today. In addition, beginning September 1, 2004,
Northwest will offer more than 7,000 seats daily from eight cities across
the state of Wisconsin.
Flights to the new destinations, the additional frequencies announced
today and the airline’s existing nonstops to New York and Washington will
all be flown by Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines with Canadair
Regional Jets (CRJs).
Beginning July 1, 2004, Northwest will offer two daily nonstop flights
from Milwaukee to New York, an addition of one flight, and will increase
the number of nonstop flights to its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub from six to
On July 12, Northwest will increase its service from Milwaukee to
Washington, going from one to two daily flights, and it will also launch
new nonstop service from Milwaukee to Kansas City, Mo.
Starting September 1, the airline will introduce two daily nonstops from
Milwaukee to Baltimore and launch new nonstop service to St. Louis.
These new flights are in addition to existing nonstop service to
Northwest’s WorldGateway hub at Detroit (seven flights daily), its
Memphis, Tenn. hub, (three flights daily), and one daily nonstop to
Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Orlando, Fla. and Phoenix (seasonal).
Customers currently holding tickets on connecting itineraries to
Baltimore, Kansas City or St. Louis will be able to change to Northwest’s
new nonstop service without paying an administrative change fee by
contacting Northwest or their travel agent by April 30, 2004.
THIRD SCHEDULE EXPANSION FOR NORTHWEST SINCE MAY OF 2003
Today’s announcement was Northwest’s third Milwaukee schedule expansion in
less than a year.
In May of 2003, Northwest announced that it would add six daily flights
with new nonstop service from Milwaukee to Boston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
New York, Orlando and Washington.
In November of 2003, Northwest announced an addition of up to two flights
with new daily seasonal service from Milwaukee to Phoenix, and on a
seasonal basis, a second flight from Milwaukee to Las Vegas on Fridays,
Saturdays and Sundays.
NORTHWEST FLIES TO MORE WISCONSIN CITIES
Northwest and its Northwest Airlink partners carry more Wisconsin
travelers than any other airline. The airline serves a total of eight
cities—more than any other airline—including Appleton, Eau Claire,
Green Bay, LaCrosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Rhinelander and Wausau. Northwest
is the number one airline in seven of those eight cities and is the only
airline to offer local travelers daily “mainline” jet aircraft service in
Green Bay, La Crosse and Madison.
NORTHWEST HAS BEEN SERVING MILWAUKEE FOR 77 YEARS
Northwest has been flying to Milwaukee since July 5, 1927, longer than any
other airline. In addition, airlines that have helped build Northwest into
the world’s fourth largest carrier include Wisconsin Central, North
Central and Republic Airlines.
In 1961, Northwest Orient was the first airline to offer jet service to
Milwaukee residents. Today, Northwest operates the largest passenger
aircraft serving Milwaukee on a daily scheduled basis with its modern,
quiet, 224-passenger Boeing 757-300.
Northwest’s new Milwaukee service will be available for sale on Sunday,
April 18, 2004, via the Internet at http://www.nwa.com/, by calling
Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through travel