Northwest to Resume Japan Service

PRNewswire-FirstCall TOKYO Nov. 18 :
Northwest Airlines today announced that it will resume daily nonstop
service between Osaka, Japan and Honolulu.
The flight, which was suspended on October 1, 2003, will be offered on a
seasonal basis from April 28, 2004.

“We are pleased to offer Honolulu service to the many loyal Northwest
customers in the Osaka market,” said Jun Mokudai, the airline`s president
of Japan. “As the airline with the most flights to Japan, and more than 56
years of experience serving Asia, we are confident that this new service
will be embraced by our customers, business partners and the tourism
industry in both Osaka and Hawaii.”

Flight 16 will depart Osaka at 9:00 p.m. and arrive in Honolulu the same
day at 9:25 a.m. Flight 15 will depart Honolulu at 12:30 p.m. and return
to Osaka the following day at 4:50 p.m.

The flight will be operated with a DC10-30 aircraft, offering 26 seats in
Northwest`s World Business Class and 243 seats in coach class.

Northwest`s alliance with Hawaiian Airlines connects Northwest flights in
Honolulu with Hawaiian`s extensive schedule throughout Hawaii. In
addition, members of Northwest`s WorldPerks frequent flyer program can
earn and redeem miles on Hawaiian-operated flights.


Northwest`s Osaka-Honolulu service is currently available for purchase via
the Internet at , via telephone at Northwest
Reservations at 1-800-225-2525, or through a travel agent.

Northwest offers service to more destinations in Asia, more flights to
Japan, and more flights to and within Asia than any other U.S. airline.
The airline operates a hub from Satellite Two 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, Thailand; Beijing; Busan, South Korea; Guam;
Hong Kong; Manila, Philippines; Nagoya, Japan; Saipan, Mariana Islands;
Seoul, South Korea; Shanghai, China; Singapore and Taipei, Taiwan.
Northwest also offers nonstop service from Osaka, Japan to Detroit and
Taipei, and from Nagoya to Detroit, Manila, and Saipan.

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 .