Northwest Airlines Announces New Nonstop Jet Service Between Memphis and Columbia, S.C.

Two daily flights to begin Oct. 2

MINNEAPOLIS, June 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Northwest Airlines (NASDAQ:NWAC) today announced new nonstop jet service between its hub at Memphis and Columbia, S.C. two daily flights will be offered beginning Oct. 2.

“This new service provides additional air service options for local travelers as well as visitors to South Carolina’s Capital Region,” said Tom Bach, vice president of market planning and Airlink. “Customers traveling through our hassle-free Memphis hub will enjoy convenient connections to destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.”

The additional service to the Columbia Metropolitan Airport will complement three daily flights Northwest currently offers between Columbia and its WorldGateway hub at Detroit.

“Northwest continues to provide South Carolinians with great opportunities in air travel,” said Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC). “And I’m particularly thrilled that these new flights will encourage more people to visit the Midlands.”

The new flight will be operated by Northwest Airlink partner, Pinnacle Airlines Corp., using its Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), which seats up to 50 passengers.

The new flights will bring to 94 the number of destinations served nonstop from Memphis.

Northwest’s new service will be available for sale on Saturday, June 11 at http://www.nwa.com/ , by telephone at Northwest Airlines reservations at 1-800- 225-2525 or through travel agencies.

New Memphis-Columbia service

Flight number: Departs: Arrives:

NW 2995* 2:20 p.m. 4:55 p.m.
NW 5784* 7:00 p.m. 9:22 p.m.

New Columbia-Memphis service

Flight number: Departs: Arrives:

NW 2836** 7:20 a.m. 7:56 a.m.
NW 2992* 5:20 p.m. 5:50 p.m.

*effective Oct. 2
** effective Oct. 3

In addition to Columbia, Northwest and its Airlink partners serve three destinations in South Carolina, including Greenville/Spartanburg International Airport, Charleston, S.C. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Northwest Airlines is the world’s fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam, and approximately 1,600 daily departures. Northwest is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance that offers customers one of the world’s most extensive global networks. Northwest and its travel partners serve more than 900 cities in excess of 160 countries on six continents.

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