Northwest returns with Vancouver offering

Northwest Airlines has announced it will resume year-round service between
Minneapolis/St. Paul and Vancouver.Northwest will begin new regional jet service between the cities
on Oct. 15 through May 2, subject to Canadian government approval.
Northwest’s mainline service will continue to operate during the peak
summer season.

  “We are delighted to once again offer year-round service between
Minneapolis/St. Paul and Vancouver,” said Tom Bach, vice president of
network planning and revenue management. “We believe the new
dual-class regional jets serving the route will be popular with
business and leisure customers.”

  Northwest flight 2005 will depart Minneapolis/St. Paul at 9:10
a.m., arriving at Vancouver at 10:55 a.m. The return flight, Northwest
2006 will depart Vancouver at noon and arrive at Minneapolis/St. Paul
at 5:29 p.m.

  Compass Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Northwest Airlines,
will operate the flights using Embraer EMB-175 LR (Long Range) jet
aircraft with a best in class spacious cabin. The EMB-175 will
accommodate 76 passengers in a dual-class configuration, with 12 seats
in first class and 64 seats in coach class. Compass plans to operate a
fleet of 10 EMB-175 aircraft by the end of 2007, and 36 aircraft by
the end of 2008.