Northwest wins TTG Award in Asia.

Aug 22, 2002
[STRONG][FONT size=2]Northwest Named Best North American Airline; Carrier Recognized by Readers Of TTG Asia and TTG China [/FONT][/STRONG]
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[P][FONT face=Verdana,Sans-Serif color=#000000 size=2][!-- Body --]SINGAPORE, Oct 28, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Northwest Airlines ([A href=]NWAC[/A]) today announced that it has been named Best North American Airline by the readers of TTG Asia and TTG China newspapers as part of the TTG Travel Awards 2002 program.[/P]
[P]This award demonstrates the continued focus and determination of every Northwest Airlines employee throughout our fifteen city Asian network to providing customers with a convenient and efficient travel experience, said Robert Isom, Northwest''s vice president of international. We want our customers to know that their reservations, frequent flier miles, and travel plans continue to be safe with Northwest. Given Northwest''s relatively good financial position and reliable operational performance, customers can continue to book Northwest Airlines with total confidence.[/P]
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[P]Contenders in each of the award categories were nominated by readers of TTG Asia and TTG China. Surveys were distributed to the more than 28,000 readers of the two publications, and nearly 28 percent responded to this year''s survey. The Best North American Airline award was accepted on Northwest''s behalf by Perry Cantarutti, the carrier''s Managing Director of Marketing & Distribution for Asia, at the 14th Travel Awards ceremony on October 23 in Bangkok.[/P]
[P]Clinching one of these coveted awards is evident of an organization''s dedication towards commitment and service excellence, said Darren Ng, Managing Director of TTG Asia Media. We extend our heartiest congratulations to Northwest Airlines for winning the ''Best North American Airline'' award.[/P]
[P]Northwest offers service to more Asian destinations and flights to and within Asia than any other U.S. airline. The airline operates a hub at Tokyo''s Narita Airport that connects the U.S. gateways of Detroit, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York/JFK, San Francisco and Seattle, to key destinations such as Bangkok, Beijing, Busan, Guam, Hong Kong, Kaohsiung, Manila, Saipan, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore and Taipei. Northwest also offers nonstop service from Nagoya to Detroit and Manila, and from Osaka to Detroit, Honolulu and Taipei.[/P]
[P]Northwest has been carrying travelers to and from Asia longer than any other U.S. airline and looks forward to building on our reputation of experience and service, said Isom. We urge travelers throughout the region to join the readers of TTG Asia and TTG China in making Northwest Airlines their first North American airline choice.[/P]
[P]Northwest has a number of special offers to encourage customers to try their service. For additional information on those offers, customers can visit .[/P]
[P]About the TTG Annual Travel Awards[/P]
[P]TTG''s Annual Travel Awards are presented to outstanding members of the travel trade within the Asia Pacific region. Since its launch in 1989, it has gained the distinction of being the most coveted and influential awards ceremony in the region''s travel industry.[/P]
[P]Northwest Airlines is the world''s fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and more than 1,400 daily departures. With its travel partners, Northwest serves nearly 750 cities in almost 120 countries on six continents.[/P]
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