Northwest boosts Memphis network

Northwest Airlines has announced that it will enhance and expand service to Denver, Las
Vegas, Orlando and Seattle from its Memphis hub as well as add new
daily service between Indianapolis and Denver.With the addition of a new morning departure between Memphis and
Las Vegas, Northwest will increase its daily nonstop schedule to two
flights, beginning May 2.

  Flight 545 will depart Memphis at 8:30 a.m. and arrive in Las
Vegas at 10:07 a.m. Flight 544 will depart Las Vegas at 11:45 p.m. and
arrive in Memphis at 5:05 a.m., the next morning.

Between Memphis and Orlando, Northwest will increase its schedule
from three to four daily frequencies, beginning May 2. The addition of
a fourth flight provides business and leisure travelers with a broader
choice of flight options.

  Flight 944 will depart Memphis at 2:15 p.m., and arrive in Orlando
at 5:07 p.m. Flight 943 will depart Orlando at 5:40 p.m., and arrive
in Memphis at 6:45 p.m.

Northwest is also adding a second daily flight between Memphis and
Seattle, starting June 7 from Memphis and June 8 from Seattle. The new
evening departure from Memphis will complement the airline’s existing
morning flight.


  Flight 985 will depart Memphis at 6:35 p.m., and arrive in Seattle
at 9:02 p.m. Flight 984 will depart Seattle at 6:55 a.m. and arrive in
Memphis at 1:05 p.m.

  The additional Memphis-Seattle flights will be operated with
148-seat Airbus A320 aircraft which offers more opportunities for
customers to upgrade to a large, first class cabin featuring 16 seats.

By June 7, Northwest will be adding hundreds of seats to Denver
when it begins operating the Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft on its
three daily Memphis-Denver flights. The Airbus aircraft will replace
50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) aircraft currently utilized
on the route.

  “The new and added flights, along with the larger aircraft being
utilized on our Memphis-Denver service, reflect our continuing
commitment to provide business and leisure travelers with more
non-stop choices to leading destinations,” said Tom Bach, Northwest
vice president-network planning and revenue management.