Northwest Airlines will introduce its Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft
between Tokyo and Honolulu, Saipan and Guam, and between Honolulu and
Osaka starting this summer.“The introduction of A330s between Hawaii and Japan markets brings
a new level of passenger comfort and in-flight service to these
routes,” said Phil Haan, executive vice president of international,
alliances and information technology and chairman of NWA Cargo. “From
seat comfort to in-flight entertainment, our A330s provide customers
with the foremost travel experience.”
Northwest began taking delivery of new Airbus A330 aircraft in
August 2003 and currently has 26 aircraft in trans-Atlantic,
trans-Pacific and intra-Asia service. Its A330 fleet includes fourteen
298-seat A330-300s, and 12 longer-range, 243-seat A330-200s.
With an average fleet age of two years, Northwest’s A330s are one
of the youngest international fleets in the airline industry.
Northwest has an additional six A330 aircraft scheduled for delivery
between now and the end of 2007.