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Northwest Airlines to Expand Service to Hawaii

Northwest Airlines today
announced that it will expand service to Hawaii with a new daily non-stop
flight between Portland, Ore., and Honolulu, effective Dec. 15. In
addition, service between San Francisco and Honolulu resumes the same day
with one daily flight.
“Northwest Airlines is excited to expand its presence in Hawaii in time
for the holiday season,” said Tom Bach, vice president of market planning
and Airlink. “The new flight from Portland builds on our continued
commitment to the Pacific Northwest. We are also pleased to resume service
between San Francisco and Honolulu, a route last served in April 2001, due
to stronger demand and availability of our new 757-300, an aircraft
perfectly suited for the route. We will now serve Hawaii from four major
West Coast cities as we continue to prudently build our network.”

“These flights will complement our existing non-stop service between both
Portland and San Francisco and Tokyo, and destinations throughout our
Asia/Pacific network, by enabling customers to stop in Hawaii on their
return for some rest and relaxation using our current non-stop flights
between Tokyo and Osaka and Honolulu,” added Fay Beauchine, vice president
of sales and customer relations.

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

With these new flights, Northwest will offer service to Honolulu from six
U.S. cities: Detroit (seasonal), Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul,
Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. 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 on a seasonal basis.

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


The new flights will be open for sale on July 3 at ,
through Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or travel