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Northwest’s Nonstop Flights Offer Time Savings

Northwest Airlines today
highlighted the significant time savings that Memphis travelers can enjoy
by flying to popular business and leisure destinations on the carrier’s
nonstop flights. Since September, Northwest has offered approximately 222
daily nonstop flights from Memphis to a record 90 cities.“Whether flying for business or pleasure, Memphians can save time and
enjoy a more convenient flying experience by taking advantage of one of
Northwest’s many nonstop flights to 90 destinations,” said Tim Griffin,
executive vice president of marketing and distribution. “During 2004
alone, Northwest added nonstop service from its Memphis hub to 11 cities.
Now more than ever, Northwest is likely to offer nonstop service to the
places Memphians are traveling.”

Since the start of the year, Northwest has added nonstop service from
Memphis to cities including: Chicago (Midway International Airport);
Cleveland; Dayton, Ohio; Gainesville, Fla.; Moline, Ill.; Pittsburgh;
Richmond, Va.; Savannah, Ga. (seasonal service); Toronto and Washington
(Dulles International Airport).

“With today’s fast-paced economy and lifestyles, we all know that time is
money,” said Tom Bach, vice president of market planning and Airlink.
“These comparisons highlight the time savings that Northwest provides. To
most cities, Northwest will save its customers four hours of travel time
on a roundtrip itinerary.”

Unlike most airline hubs, at Northwest’s hubs in Detroit, Minneapolis/St.
Paul and Memphis, virtually all of the airline’s jet flights board and
de-plane through fully-enclosed, climate-controlled loading bridges,
protecting Northwest customers from weather and providing a more
convenient boarding experience without having to use stairways.