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Northwest Now Operating From New ‘Centrair’ Airport

Northwest Airlines today
announced that its flights to and from Nagoya are now operating from the
new Central Japan International Airport, known as “Centrair.” Northwest, which operates more flights at Nagoya than any other U.S.
airline, offers daily service between Nagoya and four destinations
including its WorldGateway hub at Detroit, Manila, Philippines and Saipan,
Northern Mariana Islands. The airline also offers service between Nagoya
and its Tokyo hub, providing convenient single connections to eight top
business and leisure destinations in the U.S. including Detroit, Honolulu,
Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York (JFK), Portland, Ore., San
Francisco and Seattle.

The first Northwest departure from Centrair, Japan’s third largest
international airport, was flight 78 to Tokyo, scheduled at 12:05 p.m. The
first Northwest arrival into Centrair was flight 78 from Saipan, scheduled
at 11:05 a.m. The flights operated ontime.

“Northwest was the only U.S. airline with service to the mainland to
introduce its customers to the new Central Japan International Airport on
its first day of operations,” said Phil Haan, executive vice president of
international, alliances and information technology and chairman of NWA
Cargo. “Northwest’s presence at the opening of the new Centrair facility
is another milestone in our 13-year history of serving Nagoya and 57-year
history of serving Japan.”

The new Centrair airport’s terminal has twice the number of gates than the
airport it replaces, allowing all Northwest customers to board and deplane
through loading bridges versus outdoor boarding stairs. Centrair also has
more check-in capacity and additional checkpoints with the latest security

Northwest customers departing from Nagoya can check-in via the Internet at , at one of the airline’s self-service check-in
kiosks in the lobby at island “E,” or at the ticket counter. Once check-in
is complete, members of Northwest’s WorldClubs airport lounge program, or
customers flying World Business Class, can visit the Japan Airlines’
Sakura Lounge located next to gate 18 prior to their departure.


Travel time from the new airport to Nagoya is 30-40 minutes, comparable to
the travel time to and from the previous airport. Centrair is accessible
via the Tomei and Meishin expressways, the Tokaido Shinkansen bullet train
or the Meitetsu rail line, as well as via taxis and airport limousine