Northwest Airlines and its Northwest Airlink affiliate, Pinnacle Airlines, announced today upgraded jet service between Bismarck, N.D. and Northwestå‘s hub in Minneapolis/St. Paul, on one more of its six daily nonstop flights between the two cities. Currently, Northwest offers DC-9 jet service on four flights between the cities. This additional upgrade will bring the total number of flights operated by jet aircraft to five.
Effective October 27, the upgraded Minneapolis/St. Paul - Bismarck flight 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.
“Northwest`s decision to upgrade to regional jet service is welcomed news,” said North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven. “It helps strengthen our transportation network, providing another opportunity for our citizens to travel or conduct business anywhere in the world. Transportation infrastructure is vital to building our economic future in North Dakota.”
“I am pleased to hear that Northwest Airlines is upgrading its service to Bismarck, which shows that the Airline recognizes the tremendous potential in this market. Efficient and accommodating air travel in North Dakota is an essential requirement for economic development, so I hope the recent announcement by Northwest aids the effort to expand the region`s economic potential,” said Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D-ND).
“We are pleased that Northwest will provide Bismarck travelers with upgraded service and are proud of our longstanding partnership with Northwest Airlines,” said Mayor John Warford.
The upgraded flight is currently open for sale through www.nwa.com Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through travel agencies.