MINNEAPOLIS—(May 28, 2003)—Northwest Airlines today announced that it will add new service and resume seasonal nonstop flights from its Minneapolis/St. Paul and Detroit hubs to popular vacation destinations in Alaska. The airline’s summer schedule to Anchorage and Fairbanks will be offered through September 1, 2003.
Northwest’s summer service will include a total of 8 daily flights from the lower 48 states to Alaska, offering travelers easy connections to and from Alaska.
New for 2003, Northwest will add a second seasonal daily nonstop between June 7 and Sept. 1 on the Minneapolis/St. Paul - Fairbanks route, further complementing the seasonal nonstop service it offers every year. With two daily nonstops, Northwest will offer even more seats to travelers flying between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Fairbanks, as well as provide more convenient connecting opportunities to Alaska-bound flyers from throughout the Midwest, northeast and southeast parts of the United States.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul - Fairbanks flights will leave Fairbanks at 9 a.m. and at 9:45 p.m. The flights will be operated with a Boeing 757 aircraft that can carry 180 passengers, with 22 seats in first class and 158 seats in coach class
Five Minneapolis/St. Paul - Anchorage Nonstops
From Minneapolis/St. Paul, Northwest will again increase its twice-daily year-round frequencies to Anchorage to five daily flights on a seasonal basis. All five frequencies will be operated with a 757.
A Daily Detroit - Anchorage Nonstop
Northwest will again offer one daily nonstop between Detroit and Anchorage between May 15 and Sept. 1, using a 757 aircraft.
“Northwest Airline`s increased service to our great state of Alaska will benefit both visitors and Alaskans,” said U.S. Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK). “I applaud Northwest for offering travelers from the Midwest a convenient and competitive option for their visits to the Last Frontier, and providing Alaskans more choices in their eastbound travel.”
Northwest Airlines has been flying to Alaska for more than 50 years. Northwest’s summer flights are currently available for purchase by calling Northwest Reservations at 1-800-225-2525, via the Internet at nwa.com, or through a travel agent.