Northwest Airlines has announced that it will increase capacity for the
2008 Olympic Games.It will do so by utilizing the largest aircraft in the Northwest
fleet, a Boeing 747-400, to the Beijing Olympics from its hub in Tokyo
between July 29 and Aug. 29, 2008.
“Northwest Airlines is pleased to respond to customer demand for
the Beijing Olympics by increasing capacity to accommodate 10,000
additional customers during this very popular travel period,” said
Laura Liu, senior vice president - international. “We are striving to
offer as many travel opportunities as possible for customers travel to
the spectacular sporting and cultural events that will take place this
summer in Beijing, China.”
The B747-400 will replace Airbus A330 service and offer 65 seats
in World Business Class and 338 seats in the main cabin.