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Northwest Expands Milwaukee Flight Schedule

Northwest Airlines today
announced the third expansion this year of its flight schedule from
Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). The airline is
adding two new flights from Milwaukee to Pittsburgh and two new flights
from Milwaukee to Toronto, beginning Feb. 22, 2005. When the new flights begin in February, Northwest’s Milwaukee schedule
will include up to 36 flights a day with service to 16 nonstop
destinations, up from 16 flights a day to three nonstop destinations in
June 2003.

“Our new nonstop flights to Pittsburgh and Toronto will provide
Southeastern Wisconsin travelers with more options and introduce new
nonstop competition into these markets,” said Jim Cron, vice president of
domestic pricing and yield management. “Northwest’s relationship with our
Milwaukee- area customers goes back 77 years, and it’s a relationship that
we at Northwest value, respect and continue to successfully build upon.”

Northwest has announced expansions of its Milwaukee schedule on five
occasions during the past 19 months including twice in 2003 and three
times in 2004. All of the growth in its schedule has involved adding new
nonstop service from Milwaukee to popular business and leisure
destinations that complement Northwest’s existing service to its domestic
hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Memphis, Tenn., through which
Northwest serves 224 cities worldwide. In addition, with its SkyTeam and
other alliance partners, Northwest connects Milwaukee travelers to more
than 900 cities in more than 160 countries on six continents.

On Sept. 8, the carrier announced new seasonal nonstop service from
Milwaukee to Ft. Myers, Fla., the addition of a second daily flight to
Boston, the resumption of daily seasonal service to Phoenix and a second
seasonal flight to Las Vegas.

Northwest’s new service to Pittsburgh and Toronto will be operated by
Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines with 44 or 50-seat Canadair
Regional Jets (CRJs). All of the flights operate either daily or six days
per week.


Currently, Northwest and Northwest Airlink offer 30 flights from Milwaukee
to 12 nonstop destinations including:

—Baltimore (two flights)—Boston (two flights)—Detroit (seven
flights)—Kansas City (one flight)—Las Vegas (one flight, second
seasonal flight begins Feb. 16)—Los Angeles (one flight)—Memphis
(three flights)—Minneapolis/St. Paul (seven flights)—Orlando, Fla.
(one flight)—New York (two flights)—St. Louis (one flight)—
Washington (two flights)

As previously announced, on Dec. 15, 2004, Northwest will add nonstop
service to:

—Ft. Myers (one daily seasonal flight)—Phoenix (one daily seasonal
flight) On Feb. 22, 2005, Northwest will add nonstop service to:—
Pittsburgh (two flights)—Toronto (two flights)

Customers currently holding tickets on connecting itineraries to
Pittsburgh or Toronto 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 December 31, 2004.