Northwest to Add Vegas Nonstops

Northwest Airlines today
announced that it will add more nonstop flights between Las Vegas and four
cities in America’s “Heartland.” Beginning Oct. 30, Northwest will offer
nonstop service from Las Vegas to Des Moines, Grand Rapids, Madison and Sioux
Falls.“Northwest’s new flights will provide travelers in America’s Heartland
with the convenience of nonstop service to one of the world’s top
destinations,” said Tom Bach, vice president of network planning and revenue
management. “The comprehensive level of service we offer in these important
Midwestern markets further demonstrates Northwest’s commitment to maintaining
and building upon its position as the leading choice of travelers in the
Heartland.”
  Currently, Northwest provides up to 14 nonstops per day between the
Heartland and Las Vegas, including four flights from its Detroit hub, six
flights from its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub and one flight from its Memphis hub.
Northwest also offers daily service from Indianapolis (two flights) and
Milwaukee to Las Vegas, and just last month announced that it would begin
nonstop service from Flint, Mich. to Las Vegas on August 20.
  Through its subsidiary, NWA WorldVacations, Northwest also offers
affordable, customized vacation packages to Las Vegas that includes air fare,
accommodations at more than 35 hotel properties, rental cars, and optional
activities such as concert and event tickets, sightseeing tours, golfing and
spa services.
  “From world-class dining and nightlife to the year’s top concerts and
events, there is something for everyone in Las Vegas,” said Jim Cron, vice
president-passenger marketing and sales at Northwest and CEO of WorldVacations.
“WorldVacations offers a wide selection of hotels and activities to enhance
the Las Vegas experience.”
  All of the new Northwest nonstops to Las Vegas will be operated with the
airline’s modern, quiet and fuel-efficient Airbus A319 aircraft, featuring the
widest passenger cabin in its class, 16 seats in first class and 108 seats in
coach class.
  Customers holding tickets for travel Oct. 30 and beyond on connecting
service from Des Moines, Grand Rapids, Madison and Sioux Falls to Las Vegas
can change their itineraries to one day earlier or one day later than what
they are currently holding and switch to Northwest’s new nonstop service
without paying an administrative change fee, provided they meet fare
requirements and make all changes by Sept. 13.
    Northwest currently offers up to 15 flights from Las Vegas McCarran
International Airport to a total of six nonstop destinations. In addition to
nonstop service to Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Indianapolis and
Milwaukee, the airline offers daily nonstop service to Los Angeles.
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