Northwest Airlines in cooperation with KLM, has continued the expansion of its European flight
network with the start of daily nonstop service between Northwest’s
WorldGateway at Detroit hub and Brussels, Belgium.Flight 92 departed
Detroit six minutes early at 5:39 p.m. on June 15 and arrived in
Brussels at 7:38 a.m. local time today.
“Northwest’s new nonstop Detroit-Brussels service will provide our
customers throughout the Heartland of America with convenient service
to one of the most popular destinations in Europe,” said Laura Liu,
Northwest vice president - international marketing and sales.
“Brussels is the sixth nonstop European destination in Northwest’s
global route network and is an example of our commitment to add
service to meet customer demand.”
Northwest’s Detroit-Brussels route is utilizing modified Boeing
757-200 aircraft that have been fitted with “winglets,” or extensions
of the aircraft wing to maximize fuel efficiency and increase range.
Inside the aircraft, Northwest has made several improvements to
provide trans-Atlantic customers with a comfortable travel experience.
The World Business Class (WBC) cabin is configured with 16 new
seats in a two seat-aisle-two seat arrangement. Each WBC seat features
five feet (1.5 meters) of personal space. The coach class cabin is
equipped with 144 seats, configured in a three seat-aisle-three seat
arrangement. The “pitch,” or distance between rows, has been increased
up to four inches (10 centimeters) to provide additional legroom and
In addition to nonstop Detroit-Brussels service, Northwest/KLM’s
trans-Atlantic expansion includes the addition of a second daily
Detroit-Frankfurt frequency that began May 7, 2007, and nonstop
Detroit-Dusseldorf service, which began June 5, 2007.
On July 1, 2007, Northwest is scheduled to begin daily nonstop
Hartford, Conn.-Amsterdam service as well as add a fifth daily
Detroit-Amsterdam frequency. Beginning July 15, 2007, Northwest/KLM
will also offer a second daily Boston-Amsterdam flight.