Nw Expands Mke With Service To Pit & Yyz

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:up: Northwest Expands Milwaukee Flight Schedule
With New Nonstops To Pittsburgh, Toronto

Wisconsin’s largest airline adding four more Milwaukee flights

MILWAUKEE – (Dec. 2, 2004) – Northwest Airlines today announced the third expansion this year of its flight schedule from Milwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). The airline is adding two new flights from Milwaukee to Pittsburgh and two new flights from Milwaukee to Toronto, beginning Feb. 22, 2005.

When the new flights begin in February, Northwest’s Milwaukee schedule will include up to 36 flights a day with service to 16 nonstop destinations, up from 16 flights a day to three nonstop destinations in June 2003.

“Our new nonstop flights to Pittsburgh and Toronto will provide Southeastern Wisconsin travelers with more options and introduce new nonstop competition into these markets,†said Jim Cron, vice president of domestic pricing and yield management. “Northwest’s relationship with our Milwaukee-area customers goes back 77 years, and it’s a relationship that we at Northwest value, respect and continue to successfully build upon.â€

Northwest has announced expansions of its Milwaukee schedule on five occasions during the past 19 months including twice in 2003 and three times in 2004. All of the growth in its schedule has involved adding new nonstop service from Milwaukee to popular business and leisure destinations that complement Northwest’s existing service to its domestic hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Memphis, Tenn., through which Northwest serves 224 cities worldwide. In addition, with its SkyTeam and other alliance partners, Northwest connects Milwaukee travelers to more than 900 cities in more than 160 countries on six continents.

On Sept. 8, the carrier announced new seasonal nonstop service from Milwaukee to Ft. Myers, Fla., the addition of a second daily flight to Boston, the resumption of daily seasonal service to Phoenix and a second seasonal flight to Las Vegas.

Northwest’s new service to Pittsburgh and Toronto will be operated by Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines with 44 or 50-seat Canadair Regional Jets (CRJs). All of the flights operate either daily or six days per week.

Currently, Northwest and Northwest Airlink offer 30 flights from Milwaukee to 12 nonstop destinations including:


Baltimore (two flights)

Boston (two flights)

Detroit (seven flights)

Kansas City (one flight)

Las Vegas (one flight, second seasonal flight begins Feb. 16)

Los Angeles (one flight)

Memphis (three flights)

Minneapolis/St. Paul (seven flights)

Orlando, Fla. (one flight)

New York (two flights)

St. Louis (one flight)

Washington (two flights)

As previously announced, on Dec. 15, 2004, Northwest will add nonstop service to:

Ft. Myers (one daily seasonal flight)

Phoenix (one daily seasonal flight)

On Feb. 22, 2005, Northwest will add nonstop service to:

Pittsburgh (two flights)

Toronto (two flights)

Customers currently holding tickets on connecting itineraries to Pittsburgh or Toronto will be able to change to Northwest’s new nonstop service without paying an administrative change fee by contacting Northwest or their travel agent by December 31, 2004.
BONUS FREQUENT FLYER MILES

In celebration of its new service, Northwest is offering 1,000 WorldPerks frequent flyer program bonus miles for flying on the airline’s new Milwaukee-Pittsburgh or Milwaukee-Toronto nonstops. The bonus miles are being rewarded for flying roundtrip on a paid ticket on either or both of the two new routes between Feb. 22 and April 30, 2005. Registration is required prior to travel, but no later than April 30, 2005.

WorldPerks membership is required to participate in this offer. Online membership is available at www.nwa.com/cgi-bin/wp_enroll.pro. Registration for the Milwaukee bonus mile offer and complete list of terms and conditions is available at www.nwa.com/offers/mkepityyz.

NORTHWEST SERVES MORE OF WISCONSIN

Northwest and its Northwest Airlink partners carry more Wisconsin travelers than any other airline. The airline serves a total of eight cities including Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Rhinelander and Wausau. Northwest is the number one airline in seven of those eight cities and is the only airline to offer local travelers daily, larger “mainline†jet aircraft service in Green Bay, La Crosse and Madison.

NORTHWEST IS MILWAUKEE’S LONGEST-SERVING AIRLINE

Northwest has been flying to Milwaukee longer than any other airline. The carrier’s Milwaukee service began on July 5, 1927. In addition, airlines that have helped build Northwest into the world’s fourth largest carrier include the state’s historically leading airlines such as Wisconsin Central, North Central and Republic Airlines. In 1961, Northwest Orient was the first airline to offer jet service to Milwaukee.

Northwest’s new flights to Pittsburgh and Toronto are currently open for sale at www.nwa.com, through Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through some travel agencies. All of the flights will be widely available for sale on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004.

Northwest Airlines is the world’s fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo, and Amsterdam, and approximately 1,500 daily departures. Northwest is a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance partnership with Aeroméxico, Air France, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and Korean Air. SkyTeam offers customers one of the world’s most extensive global networks. Northwest and its travel partners serve more than 900 cities in more than 160 countries on six continents. In 2003, consumers from throughout the world recognized Northwest’s efforts to make travel easier. Northwest’s WorldPerks program was named the most popular North American frequent flyer program by readers of TIME Asia in the 2003 TIME Readers’ Travel Choice Awards. A 2003 J.D. Power and Associate study of airports ranked Minneapolis/St. Paul and Detroit, home to Northwest’s two largest hubs, in second and fourth place among large domestic airports in overall customer satisfaction.
 
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