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Northwest Announces Marquette Service

Northwest Airlines today
announced new nonstop service between its hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul and
Marquette, Mich. One daily flight will be offered beginning June 9. “Northwest Airlines is pleased to increase service in Michigan’s beautiful
Upper Peninsula,” said Tom Bach, vice president of market planning and
Airlink. “Customers traveling through our hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul will
enjoy convenient connections to cities throughout the Midwest, West,
Hawaii, Alaska and western Canada.”

The additional flight will complement four daily flights Northwest
currently offers between Marquette and its hub at Detroit. Northwest
previously served Minneapolis/St. Paul from Marquette with one-stop
service via Houghton, Mich.

“Sawyer International Airport and Marquette County and local business
leaders are excited about the return of service to Minneapolis,” said
Keith Kaspari, manager of Sawyer International Airport. “This flight will
benefit business and leisure travelers alike with time-saving connections
to destinations throughout the Northwest network.”

“As our government and business communities begin to see the benefits of
minimizing the digital divide in rural communities, northern Michigan
continues to see improved access in technological services, healthcare and
travel,” added U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich). “I applaud Northwest
Airlines for this additional route and for understanding rural communities
provide an untapped market in the travel industry. This step will provide
a benefit to both Northwest Airlines and northern Michigan travelers.”