Northwest Restarts Rome Service

Northwest Airlines announces today the restart of daily nonstop seasonal
service between Detroit and Rome.
The Detroit-Rome service will be offered between May 13, 2004 and Oct. 29,
2004. The Rome-Detroit flight will operate between May 14, 2004 and Oct.
30, 2004.
The Detroit-Rome flights will be operated with Northwest`s new Airbus
A330-300 aircraft, which seats 298 passengers and features the new
“lie-flat” World Business Class seat along with personal in-flight
entertainment in both the World Business Class and coach cabins.

“We are pleased to again offer this seasonal service between Detroit and
Rome,” said Glenn Woythaler, Northwest Airlines vice president-Atlantic
region. “This service to Rome adds to existing nonstop service to other
European cities that include Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Paris.”

Customers who purchased tickets for Rome service before December 8, for
travel May 13, 2004, and beyond on connecting itineraries will be able to
adjust their schedules either one day forward or one day later and change
to the nonstop service without paying an administrative change fee. These
changes are allowed if customers meet fare requirements and make all
changes by Jan. 31, 2004.

The daily flights are open for sale through ,
Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-447-4747 or through travel

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.”


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