Northwest Announces New Vegas Service

Northwest Airlines today announced new service between Flint, Mich. and Las Vegas
beginning Aug. 20. The new service will be operated with the Airbus A319 aircraft, featuring
the widest cabin in its class, with 16 seats in first class and 108 seats in
coach class.“We are pleased to offer new, nonstop service between Flint, our third-
largest Michigan market, and Las Vegas,” said Tom Bach, vice president of
network planning & revenue management. “Northwest has been a key service
provider to Flint for many years, and this new Las Vegas service builds upon
our existing flights from Flint to four other cities.”
  Through its subsidiary NWA WorldVacations, Northwest offers affordable,
customized vacation packages in Las Vegas, including airfare, more than 35
hotel properties, rental cars, and optional activities such as concert and
event tickets, sightseeing tours, golf and spa services.
  “From world-class dining and nightlife to the year’s top concerts and
events, there’s something for everyone in Las Vegas,” said Jim Cron, vice
president-passenger marketing and sales and CEO of WorldVacations.
“WorldVacations offers a wide selection of hotels and activities to enhance
the experience.”
  Northwest offers more daily departures (up to 11) and carries more
passengers from Flint than any other airline. The new service to Las Vegas
will complement the seven daily flights Northwest currently offers between
Flint and its Detroit hub, and the two daily flights between Flint and the
carrier’s Minneapolis/St. Paul hub. Northwest also provides seasonal daily
service from Flint to both Orlando, Fla., and Tampa, Fla., from Dec. 15 to
April 30, and weekly Saturday service to those cities the rest of the year.
  “Northwest Airlines’ new nonstop service between Flint and Las Vegas will
bring valuable economic benefits to Genesee County and surrounding
communities,” Congressman Dale E. Kildee (D-Mich.) said. “The expansion of
nonstop service to and from Las Vegas, one of America’s fastest growing
metropolitan areas, is a tremendous sign of growth for Flint and Bishop
Airport, and is critical to the region’s economic development.”
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