PRNewswire-FirstCall MINNEAPOLIS Nov. 6 :
Northwest Airlines announced today new daily seasonal nonstop service
between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla., Minneapolis/St.
Paul and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and Detroit and Grand Cayman, B.W.I.
Service on the new routes will begin Feb. 12, 2004, and end April 3.
In addition, Northwest will offer an additional seasonal flight between
Minneapolis/St. Paul and Aspen, Colo., Minneapolis/St. Paul and Las Vegas,
and Minneapolis/St. Paul and Orlando, Fla., all of which will run between
Feb. 12 and April 3.
“We are pleased to offer this seasonal nonstop service between these prime
winter vacation destinations and our hubs at Minneapolis/St. Paul and
Detroit,” said Tom Bach, vice president market planning and Airlink.
“Northwest has been a key provider of service to ski and resort locations
for many years and we are happy to be in a position to make even more
convenient service offerings to our customers in these important markets
in time for the peak winter travel season.”
Travelers in most of these cities using Northwest`s new nonstop service
also will enjoy:
— The most self-service check-in options: Northwest`s self-service
check-in program is the most developed in the airline industry,
offering customers the option of checking-in, obtaining a boarding
pass, and performing many other functions over the Internet at
nwa.com or through one of the airline`s 755 airport self-service
check-in kiosks in 188 airports. Customers can use nwa.com to
obtain their boarding pass or visit an airport self-service check-in
kiosk (91 in Detroit, 89 in Minneapolis/St. Paul, 2 at Las Vegas,
and 6 at Orlando).
Customers currently holding tickets for travel Feb. 12 and beyond on
connecting itineraries between Minneapolis/St. Paul and
Sarasota/Bradenton; between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Puerto Vallarta; or
between Detroit and Grand Cayman will be able to adjust their current
itineraries either one day forward or one day later to change to
Northwest`s new nonstop service without paying an administrative change
fee. These changes are allowed if customers meet their fare`s requirements
and make all changes by Nov. 17.
The daily jet flights are open for sale through http://www.nwa.com/ ,
Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through travel
Grand Cayman, Las Vegas, Puerto Vallarta, and Sarasota/Bradenton are among
the hundreds of value-priced vacation package destinations offered by
Northwest Airlines WorldVacations. Northwest also offers daily service to
the ski resorts in Vail and Steamboat Springs, Colo., as well as Jackson
Hole, Wyo. With years of vacation experience and more than 70 years of
global flying experience, Northwest Airlines provides reliable service to
vacation destinations around the world including the United States,
Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, Europe and Asia.
WorldVacations can be reached online at http://www.nwaworldvacations.com/
, by calling 1-800-800-1504, or by visiting a professional travel agent.
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. 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 http://www.nwa.com/ .