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Northwest Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between Minneapolis/St. Paul And Ottawa


Northwest Airlines (OTC: NWACQ.PK) today announced that it will begin daily nonstop service between its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub and Ottawa, Canada on August 1, 2007.

The new service will be operated by Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines, using Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) aircraft, seating 50 passengers. Flight 2849 will depart Minneapolis/St. Paul at 6:52 p.m., arriving at Ottawa at 10:12 p.m. Starting August 2, flight 2848, will leave Ottawa at 8:30 a.m. and arrive at Minneapolis/St. Paul at 10:05 a.m.

In addition to the new nonstop service, Northwest currently offers three daily connecting flights between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Ottawa via its hub at Detroit. Ottawa brings to 159 the number of destinations served from Northwest’s passenger-friendly hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Northwest Airlines, as the leading U.S. airline to Canada, is pleased to expand service between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Ottawa with a new daily nonstop flight, said Tom Bach, vice president of network planning and revenue management. We believe that linking the Canadian capital of Ottawa with America’s heartland through our Minneapolis/St. Paul hub will open up many new opportunities for both business and leisure travelers in both countries.

Northwest Airlines has served Canada since 1928, when it began service from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Winnipeg, Manitoba via Fargo, N.D.

Today, Northwest and its Airlink partners serve more cities in Canada than any other U.S. airline, operating 788 weekly transborder flights between its hubs and 15 destinations in eight provinces: Halifax, Nova Scotia; Quebec City and Montreal, Quebec; Toronto, Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, London and Thunder Bay, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan; Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia; and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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

Northwest Airlines is offering 1,000 Bonus Miles for travel between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Ottawa. The offer is valid for travel between August 1 and November 15, 2007. Instant online enrollment is available at Registration is required prior to travel. Additional terms and conditions apply. For complete details visit


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