Northwest Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between Memphis and Lincoln, Neb.

Two daily flights to begin May 16

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Northwest Airlines (NASDAQ:NWAC) today announced new nonstop service between Lincoln, Neb., and the airline’s hub at Memphis, Tenn. Two daily flights will be offered beginning May 16.

This new service will provide Lincoln with the only nonstop service to a southern hub, offering convenient connections to cities throughout the southern United States, including 13 destinations in Florida, plus Mexico and the Caribbean.

With this addition, Northwest will have 10 daily departures from Lincoln to all three of its domestic hubs at Minneapolis/St. Paul, Detroit and Memphis.

The service will be operated by Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines Corp. utilizing the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), which seats up to 50 passengers.

The new flights will bring to 92 the number of destinations served nonstop from Memphis.

The new flights are now on sale at , through travel agencies or Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525.

New Memphis-Lincoln service effective May 16, 2005

Flight number: Departs: Arrives: Aircraft:
NW 2994 8:40 a.m. 10:35 a.m. CRJ
NW 2996 6:25 p.m. 8:05 p.m. CRJ

New Lincoln-Memphis service effective May 16, 2005

Flight number: Departs: Arrives: Aircraft:
NW 2993* 7:12 a.m. 8:50 a.m. CRJ
NW 2995 11:20 a.m. 1:01 p.m. CRJ

* This flight begins May 17

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, 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. A 2004 J.D. Power and Associates study of airports ranked Minneapolis/St. Paul, one of Northwest’s largest hubs, fourth among large domestic airports in overall customer satisfaction.

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