DETROIT—(June 2, 2003)—Northwest Airlines and its Northwest Airlink affiliate, Pinnacle Airlines, Inc., announced today upgraded service between Detroit and State College, Penn.
Effective Aug. 3, 2003, Northwest will replace one of the four 34-passenger Saab 340 turbo-prop airplane flights operating on Sundays with a 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ). Beginning Sept. 2, the flight will become a daily jet flight between the two cities. The CRJ features a spacious cabin with comfortable two-by-two leather seating and other cabin amenities similar to larger jets, such as overhead bins, a galley, lavatory, and an efficient climate control system to ensure passenger comfort.
“Northwest is happy to provide the first jet service between Detroit and State College, and hope that both business and pleasure travelers will find the service convenient and useful,” said Tom Bach, vice president market planning and Airlink.
The daily jet flights are open for sale through www.nwa.com, Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through travel agencies.
Northwest Airlines provides daily service to six Pennsylvania airports: Allentown, Erie, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and State College.
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 nwa.com as the best airline Web site. Readers of TTG Asia and TTG China named Northwest “Best North American airline.”
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 www.nwa.com.