Northwest Takes Aim At Independance Air


Jun 11, 2003
Northwest Airlines Announces New Jet Service Between Lansing, Mich., and Washington-Dulles
Friday June 11, 2:22 pm ET
Daily Flights to Begin July 15

MINNEAPOLIS, June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC - News) today announced that it is expanding service at Lansing, Mich., with new non-stop jet service to Washington's Dulles International Airport. Four weekday flights and three flights on Saturdays and Sundays will be offered beginning July 15.
The new service complements existing service between Lansing and Northwest's hubs at Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul, providing connections to hundreds of destinations worldwide served by Northwest and its global travel partners.

Northwest offers more service to Michigan than any other airline. In addition to Lansing and Northwest's WorldGateway hub at Detroit, the carrier serves Alpena, Flint, Grand Rapids, Houghton, Kalamazoo, Marquette, Muskegon, Pellston, Saginaw, Sault Ste. Marie, and Traverse City.

The new service will be operated with Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines Corp.'s Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), which seats up to 50 passengers. The flights are open for sale beginning June 12 at , through travel agencies or by calling Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525.

WorldPerks Bonus Miles offered

Members of Northwest's WorldPerks program can earn up to 2,500 WorldPerks Bonus Miles when they fly roundtrip on this new non-stop service, or a Northwest flight from any city to the three Washington, D.C., area airports, through Sept. 30, 2004. Registration is required prior to travel, and must be completed no later than August 1, 2004. Visit for complete details and registration. Additional terms and conditions apply.

New Lansing-Washington/Dulles service

Flight number: Departs: Arrives: Frequency: Aircraft:

NW 4730 6:10 a.m. 7:45 a.m. Daily except Sundays CRJ
NW 4732 10:40 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Daily CRJ
NW 4734 2:50 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Daily CRJ
NW 4736 6:50 p.m. 8:25 p.m. Daily except Saturdays CRJ

New Washington/Dulles-Lansing service

Flight number: Departs: Arrives: Frequency: Aircraft:

NW 4731 8:20 a.m. 9:57 a.m. Daily except Sundays CRJ
NW 4733 12:40 p.m. 2:20 p.m. Daily CRJ
NW 4735 5:15 p.m. 6:55 p.m. Daily CRJ
NW 4737 8:55 p.m. 10:35 p.m. Daily except Saturdays CRJ
Lesson #1 Do a little research before you fly into the land of the almighty "Redtail".
Sure would be nice to see something-anything-new using mainline equipment! Even a dc9-10 would be nice. (Sigh) At least mainline employees will be working these flights.