Northwest Airlines today announced that its Northwest Airlink partner, Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., will begin offering new nonstop service between its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub and Albany, N.Y. on October 27, 2002.
The new Minneapolis/St. Paul - Albany service will be operated with the airline’s 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ). The CRJ features a spacious cabin with comfortable two-by-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.
Passengers boarding in both Minneapolis/St. Paul and in Albany will do so using climate-controlled jet bridges. Through Northwest’s Minneapolis/St. Paul hub, Albany customers may connect to 750 cities across the globe on Northwest or its affiliates.
“I am deeply grateful to Northwest Airlines, Mike Breslin, Albany County Executive, John Egan, CEO Albany County Airport Authority, and our Airport Authority for working together so successfully to further promote job development, tourism, and ease of travel for the people of the Capital Region,” said Congressman Mike McNulty (D-Green Island).
“Northwest’s new Minneapolis/St. Paul service offers Capital Region business and leisure passengers the opportunity to bypass the busy hub of Chicago while offering outstanding connections to points throughout the United States, Canada and the Pacific Rim,” said Reverend Michael A. Farano, Chairman of the Albany Airport Authority.
The new flights will increase Northwest’s number of daily departures out of Albany from four to five, and the number of nonstop markets it serves out of Albany from one to two. The airline currently offers four daily nonstops from Albany to its hub in Detroit.
This flight will be available for sale through www.nwa.com, Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through travel agencies beginning Saturday, August 10.