Northwest Puts Worldwide Travel On Sale

ST. PAUL, MINN. å- (January 28, 2003) å- Northwest Airlines today launched a Spring Fare Sale offering low fares on flights throughout the contiguous 48 United States and Alaska; between the 48 states, Alaska and Canada, and to Asia and Europe.

Tickets for flights at Northwest’s Spring Fare Sale prices must be purchased by February 7, 2003. Sale prices are available for travel on domestic flights through June 20, 2003. To Europe, fares are for travel originating by March 31, 2003, and completed by April 30, 2003. For travel to Asia, fares are valid for outbound travel from February 17, 2003, through March 31, 2003. Return travel from Asia is valid through April 30, 2003, with some exceptions explained in terms and conditions below.

Northwest’s Spring Sale fares are currently available for purchase through, Northwest Airlines reservations, travel agents and most travel Web sites.

Northwest offers service to more Asian destinations, more flights to and within Asia, and more experience serving Asia than any other U.S. airline. The airline operates a hub at Tokyo’s Narita Airport that connects the U.S. gateways of Detroit, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York JFK, San Francisco and Seattle, to key destinations such as Bangkok, Beijing, Busan, Guam, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Manila, Saipan, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei. Northwest also offers nonstop service from Nagoya to Detroit and Manila, and from Osaka to Detroit, Honolulu and Taipei.

Northwest Airlines is the world`s fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam, and approximately 1,500 daily departures. With its travel partners, Northwest serves nearly 750 cities in almost 120 countries on six continents. In 2002, consumers from throughout the world recognized Northwest’s efforts to make travel easier. A 2002 J.D. Power and Associates study ranked airports at Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul, home to Northwest’s two largest hubs, tied for second place among large domestic airports in overall customer satisfaction. Business travelers who subscribe to OAG print and electronic flight guides rated as the best airline Web site. Readers of TTG Asia and TTG China named Northwest “Best North American airline.”