Northwest Airlines today
announced new seasonal nonstop jet service between its Memphis hub and two
Florida destinations—Sarasota and West Palm Beach—as well as Tucson,
Ariz. The flights will be available on weekends only between Feb. 19 and April
30, 2005. Service between Memphis and Sarasota also will be offered daily
from March 7 through April 3, 2005.
“These flights to new destinations from our Memphis hub will provide our
customers with easy access to popular vacation spots during the peak
winter season,” said Tom Bach, vice president of market planning and
Airlink. “Our Memphis hub provides convenient connections to the sun from
destinations throughout the United States.”
Memphis-Sarasota service will complement existing Northwest flights
between Sarasota and Northwest’s WorldGateway hub at Detroit. The new West
Palm Beach flight is an addition to existing service to both Detroit and
Northwest’s hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul. Northwest currently serves Tucson
from the Twin Cities.
These flights will bring to 93 the number of destinations served nonstop
from Memphis. Northwest also recently announced seasonal daily service
between Memphis and Nassau, Bahamas, from Feb. 16 and April 30, 2005. In
addition, the airline will add a second daily seasonal flight between
Memphis and Ft. Myers, Fla., from Feb. 16 through April 30.
The flights will be operated with Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle
Airlines Corp.‘s Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), which seats up to 50