Northwest expands Heathrow services

Northwest Airlines, in cooperation with its joint venture partner, KLM Royal
Dutch Airlines, has announced an expansion of its trans-Atlantic network with three new daily nonstop flights to London Heathrow
Airport from Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Seattle.Scheduled to begin in the Spring of 2008, Northwest’s new nonstop
services will conveniently connect London Heathrow with more than 250
destinations throughout the United States for customers traveling via
Northwest’s Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul hubs, and Seattle
gateway. Heathrow is the busiest international airport in the world,
and until earlier this year, was restricted to just two American

  In the increasing globalization of our economy, access to London’s
business and financial districts has become a must. The London
Heathrow airport became available this year as part of an Open Skies
agreement between the U.S. and the European Union—which reduces
regulatory constraints for air transportation services in the
trans-Atlantic market.

  Northwest and KLM will co-locate the airline’s facilities in
Terminal 4 at London Heathrow International Airport (LHR), providing
more convenience and easier connections for the nearly 3.5 million
SkyTeam Alliance passengers who travel through LHR each year.

  “The new Heathrow service is great news for customers, both
business and leisure travelers, who prefer the convenient location and
accessibility of the Heathrow airport. This also gives Heathrow
travelers the opportunity to experience our brand new A330 fleet and
our premier World Business class service,” said Doug Steenland,
president and CEO. “Our Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul hubs are the
most efficient and uncongested connecting airports in the U.S. and,
together with our Seattle gateway, will link Heathrow to every point
in America.”