Northwest flies Minneapolis, Ottawa

Northwest Airlines announced that it will begin daily nonstop service between its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub and Ottawa, Canada on August 1, 2007. The new service will be operated by Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines, using Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) aircraft, seating 50 passengers.

Flight 2849 will depart Minneapolis/St. Paul at 6:52 p.m., arriving at Ottawa at 10:12 p.m. Starting August 2, flight 2848, will leave Ottawa at 8:30 a.m. and arrive at Minneapolis/St. Paul at 10:05 a.m.

In addition to the new nonstop service, Northwest currently offers three daily connecting flights between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Ottawa via its hub at Detroit. Ottawa brings to 159 the number of destinations served from Northwest’s passenger-friendly hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul.

” Northwest Airlines, as the leading U.S. airline to Canada, is pleased to expand service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Ottawa with a new daily nonstop flight,” said Tom Bach, vice president of network planning and revenue management. “We believe that linking the Canadian capital of Ottawa with America’s heartland through our Minneapolis/St. Paul hub will open up many new opportunities for both business and leisure travelers in both countries.”