Northwest To Offer Rochester to Detroit

Northwest Airlines today announced that it will be offering an å“all jetå” schedule on its five daily flights between Rochester, N.Y. and its largest hub in Detroit, beginning November 26, 2002.

Northwest will upgrade the last remaining 34-passenger Saab 340 turbo-prop aircraft flight between Rochester and Detroit to one of the airline’s 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jets (CRJ). The other four daily flights between the two cities operate either with a DC9 or the Avro Regional Jet.

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.

“I am pleased to see that Northwest is adding bigger planes to their Rochester-Detroit route which will provide passengers with additional space as well as increase the daily number of available flights. Airline travel in upstate Western New York is of great concern to me, and I will continually work with the local airlines to ensure that they are able to provide quality service at affordable rates for those of us who live here,” said U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY).

The 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.


Northwest offers five daily nonstops out of Rochester to its hub in Detroit, Michigan.

For more information pertaining to Northwest, media inquiries can be directed to Northwest Media Relations at (612) 726-2331 or to Northwest’s Web site at