Northwest Announces New Service

Northwest Airlines announced today new service between its WorldGateway at Detroit and Oklahoma City, beginning June 6, 2003.
The new daily Detroit-Oklahoma City service will be operated by Northwest Airlink partner Mesaba Aviation with a 69-seat Avro RJ-85 regional jet (ARJ). The ARJ features a spacious cabin, as well as other amenities similar to much larger jets, such as overhead bins, a galley, lavatory, and an efficient climate control system to ensure passenger comfort.
“Every time we get another direct connection, it’s good news for Oklahoma,” said U.S. Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Okla.), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation. “I’m glad that Northwest Airlines appreciates the Oklahoma City market.”
Northwest’s WorldGateway at Detroit provides travelers with seamless, quick and easy connections to more than 130 destinations worldwide. The WorldGateway offers amenities such as fully integrated domestic and international arrivals and departures, and fully enclosed, climate controlled, passenger jetbridges for every type of aircraft it operates.
“The new service complements Northwest’s existing services to Oklahoma City from Minneapolis/St. Paul and Memphis and provides customers flying to or from Detroit with even more options to fit their needs,” said Jim Cron, vice president market planning and Airlink
The daily jet flights are open for sale through, Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through travel agencies
Northwest Airlines is the world`s fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and more than 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. Powers 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.”
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