Northwest to Offer its First Jet Service to Ottawa

MINNEAPOLIS—(April 23, 2002)—Northwest Airlines today announced that it will begin offering its first jet flights to Ottawa, Ontario this summer. The airline will offer customers the convenience of jet travel on 2 of its 4 daily flights between Ottawa and the airlineå‘s new WorldGateway hub in Detroit, providing Canadian travelers with a jet link to hundreds of destinations worldwide.

Starting August 1, 2002, Northwest will upgrade 2 of its 34-passenger Saab 340 turbo-prop airliner flights between Ottawa and Detroit to a 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ). The jet flights, Northwest’s first to Canada’s capital, will be operated by Northwest Airlink partner Express Airlines I.

The CRJ features a spacious cabin with comfortable two-two leather seating and other cabin amenities similar to much larger jets, such as overhead bins, a full-service galley, lavatory, and an efficient climate control system to ensure passenger comfort.

In February, Northwest opened its new “WorldGateway” at Detroit, ushering in a new standard in airport efficiency and convenience. Northwest’s WorldGateway provides travelers with seamless, quick and easy connections to over 130 destinations worldwide. WorldGateway offers amenities such as fully integrated domestic and international arrivals and departures, and fully enclosed, climate controlled jetbridges for every type of aircraft it operates.

The new jet flights are open for sale immediately. For reservations, customers can visit, call Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525, or contact their travel agent.