New seasonal service between Seattle and Osaka, Japan


Aug 20, 2002
Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC - News) today announced that it will offer daily nonstop service between Seattle and Osaka, Japan from June 1 through October 5, 2003.

The flights are conveniently timed for vacationers between the two cities, as well as those making connections to and from dozens of destinations via the Seattle hub of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, Northwest''s alliance partners. The flight will also connect with Northwest service from Osaka to Taipei, providing Seattle-Taipei customers with a second single-connection schedule option.
Seattle-Osaka service is another example of how Northwest offers travelers the most options to Japan, said Phil Haan, executive vice president of international, sales and information services. We are pleased to offer Osaka-destined travelers the opportunity to fly with Northwest, the carrier with the most flights and more than 55 years of experience serving Japan.
Flight 95 will depart Seattle at 12:30 p.m. and arrive in Osaka the following day at 3:25 p.m. Flight 96 will depart Osaka at 5:00 p.m. and return to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 10:35 a.m.
The flight will be operated with a DC10-30 aircraft, with 26 seats in Northwest''s World Business Class and 243 seats in coach class.
Seattle - Osaka service through Honolulu offered year-round
Northwest also announced that it has connected the schedules of its Seattle-Honolulu and Honolulu-Osaka flights, providing travelers with a year- round option on Northwest between Seattle and Osaka.
Beginning April 6, 2003, Northwest flight 925 will depart Seattle at 8:40 a.m., and arrive Honolulu at 11:30 a.m. Osaka-bound customers will be able to connect to flight 15, departing Honolulu at 12:30 p.m., arriving Osaka at 4:50 p.m. the following day.
On the return, Northwest flight 16 will depart Osaka at 9:00 p.m., and arrive Honolulu at 9:25 a.m. the same day. Seattle-destined customers will be able to connect to flight 924, departing Honolulu at 1:15 p.m., arriving Seattle at 9:50 p.m.