Northwest Airlines today
announced that it will expand its fall and winter schedules from
Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport by more than 10 percent
with the addition of up to four flights. The flights include service to a
new nonstop destination, additional frequencies to existing destinations
and the resumption of other seasonal service. The announcement is Northwest’s fourth schedule expansion in Milwaukee in
the last 15 months. In total, Northwest will operate up to 32 flights a
day to 14 nonstop destinations, representing a 100 percent increase in the
number of flights it offers from Milwaukee compared to its June 2003
Today, the carrier announced new seasonal nonstop service from Milwaukee
to Ft. Myers. In addition, it will add a second daily flight to Boston,
resume daily seasonal service to Phoenix, and resume a second seasonal
flight between Milwaukee and Las Vegas.
“These additional flights to popular leisure and business destinations
build on Northwest’s proud 77-year history of service to Milwaukee and
Southeastern Wisconsin,” said Jim Cron, vice president of domestic pricing
and yield management. “Milwaukee is home to one of the largest
concentrations of loyal Northwest customers, customers who have responded
favorably to the many flights and nonstop destinations we’ve added since
July of 2003.”
The new flights to Ft. Myers and Phoenix will be offered from Dec. 15,
2004 through Jan. 3, 2005, and again from Feb. 16 through April 3, 2005.
Both will be operated with Northwest’s Airbus A319, with 16 seats in first
class and 108 seats in coach class.
Northwest will offer a second daily flight from Milwaukee to Las Vegas
from Feb. 16 through April 30, 2005. The additional Las Vegas flight will
also be operated with an Airbus A319. The second flight, which will
complement year-round daily service to Las Vegas already offered by
Northwest, will be operated six days a week, up from five days a week
during the first and second quarters of 2004.
The additional frequency to Boston, as well as the airline’s existing
nonstop to Boston, will be flown by Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle
Airlines with 44-seat Canadair Regional Jets (CRJs), effective Oct. 31,
Currently, Northwest and Northwest Airlink offer 29 flights from Milwaukee
to 12 nonstop destinations including Baltimore (two flights daily),
Boston, Detroit (seven flights daily), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los
Angeles, Memphis (three flights daily), Minneapolis/St. Paul (eight
flights daily), Orlando, Fla., New York (two flights daily), St. Louis and
Washington (two flights daily).
Through its convenient WorldGateway at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and
Memphis hubs, Northwest and its partner airlines offer connections to
hundreds of destinations throughout the United States and the world.
Customers currently holding tickets on connecting itineraries to Boston,
Ft. Myers, Las Vegas or Phoenix will be able to change to Northwest’s new
nonstop service without paying an administrative change fee by contacting
Northwest or their travel agent by September 30, 2004.
Northwest and its Northwest Airlink partners carry more Wisconsin
travelers than any other airline. The airline serves a total of eight
cities including Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison,
Milwaukee, Rhinelander and Wausau. Northwest is the number one airline in
seven of those eight cities and is the only airline to offer local
travelers daily, larger “mainline” jet aircraft service in Green Bay, La
Crosse and Madison.