Northwest Announces New Service

16th Dec 2003

Northwest Airlines today announced new nonstop daily service between its
hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul and Little Rock, Ark., beginning March 29,

“Northwest Airlines is delighted to launch service from Little Rock to our
hub in Minneapolis/St. Paul,” said Tom Bach, vice president of market
planning and Airlink. “We welcome Little Rock as our 139th destination
from Minneapolis/St. Paul, and we are confident that this new service will
provide business and leisure travelers convenient service to the Midwest
and the hundreds of destinations we serve worldwide via Northwest and its
global alliance partners.”

“We are very pleased by Northwest`s most recent affirmation of the Little
Rock market in the addition of service to Minneapolis/St. Paul,” said
Deborah Schwartz, executive director, Little Rock National Airport. “With
this addition, Little Rock customers will have non-stop access to all
three Northwest hubs—Detroit, Memphis and Minneapolis/St. Paul—and
from there the world. Little Rock National has made every effort to be a
supportive partner for our airlines, and we are working very hard to make
that partnership even stronger.”

The new service complements Northwest`s two existing daily flights between
Little Rock and Detroit and four daily flights between Little Rock and
“These new flights will expand travel opportunities for Arkansans while
opening up new opportunities for businesses in Arkansas and outside the
state,” said U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark). “Quality air travel
options are key to economic progress, so this expansion is good news for
The new service will be operated with Northwest Airlink affiliate Pinnacle
Airlines Corp.`s 50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ). 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.

The daily jet flights are open for sale now through ,
through travel agencies or Northwest Airlines Reservations at
Members of Northwest`s WorldPerks program can earn up to 1,000 WorldPerks
bonus miles when they fly roundtrip, or 500 miles one way, on this new
nonstop service through May 29, 2004. Registration is required prior to
travel, and must be completed no later than May 29, 2004. Visit or call 1-888-955-7878, extension 8487 for complete
details and registration. Additional terms and conditions apply.


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. 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. Business travelers who subscribe to OAG print and electronic
flight guides rated 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 .



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