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Northwest Airlines Announces Service to Kona

Northwest Airlines today
announced it will begin daily service between Seattle and Kona, Hawaii,
beginning July 15. Northwest’s current service between Seattle/Tacoma and Kahului, Maui, will
be extended to Kona, enabling passengers to reach the Big Island with just
one stop. The Kona-Seattle return flight will operate nonstop. “We are excited to add Kona as a new Northwest Airlines destination in the
Hawaiian Islands,” said Tom Bach, vice president of market planning and
Airlink. “Kona is conveniently located near the major resorts on the Big
Island, so this new service provides our customers with additional
vacation options to Hawaii. We are pleased to be able to offer this daily
flight in time for the peak summer travel season, and customers can take
advantage of great Northwest Airlines WorldVacations packages.”

The flights will be operated with Boeing 757-300 aircraft seating 224
passengers, including 24 in first class.

Customers in Hawaii also can earn Northwest WorldPerks miles on
inter-island and South Pacific flights on Northwest’s alliance partner,
Hawaiian Airlines.

Kona is the third destination Northwest will serve in Hawaii, after
Honolulu (Oahu) and Kahului. Northwest currently serves Honolulu from its
hubs at Minneapolis/St. Paul and Detroit as well as Seattle. Service
between Honolulu and Los Angeles resumes July 1. In addition, Northwest
offers two daily flights between Honolulu and Northwest’s hub at
Tokyo-Narita and one daily flight from Honolulu to Osaka, Japan. Kahului
is served daily from Seattle.