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May 13, 2008 | General

EDMONTON — Edmonton Airports today welcomed Northwest Airlines’ announcement to add a third daily non-stop Edmonton-Minneapolis flight.

This additional non-stop flight will commence April 2, using an A319 aircraft. It will depart Edmonton at 9:50 am, arriving in Minneapolis (MSP) at 1:40 pm. It will depart Minneapolis at 4:50 pm, arriving in Edmonton at 6:54 pm.

The introduction of the A319 aircraft in 1999 has provided additional capacity, and enhanced customer service to travellers.

Edmonton Airports President and CEO Scott Clements states, “The scope of this additional service is significant; in addition to providing more frequency, this flight will offer many more options to connect conveniently to beyond destinations. Northwest Airlines remains a key partner in providing air service to our region, and we welcome this enhanced service.”

In 2000, transborder passenger traffic (travel between Canada and the United States) at Edmonton International Airport increased by 18.2% over 1999. The introduction of Northwest Airlines’ third service will provide additional capacity and choice for travellers destined to the United States.

Northwest Flight Schedule, Including Additional 3rd Daily Service

Carrier        Flight #  Depart Edmonton   Arrive MSP   Frequency
Northwest   1022       8:10 AM                   12:00 PM       Daily
Northwest   1656       9:50 AM                     1:40 PM       Daily (NEW)
Northwest   1020       2:05 PM                     5:53 PM       Daily

Carrier        Flight #  Depart MSP   Arrive Edmonton   Frequency
Northwest   1019       11:20 AM         1:13 PM                 Daily
Northwest   1657         4:50 PM         6:54 PM                 Daily (NEW)
Northwest   1023         8:50 PM       10:50 PM                 Daily

Additional Key Connections Provided by Third Daily Northwest Service:

Both Directions            From Edmonton               To Edmonton
Atlanta                           Austin                               Charlotte
Baltimore                       Buffalo                              Greenbay
Boston                           Des Moines                       Hartford/Springfield
Chicago – Midway          Flint, MI                             Houston – Intercontinental
Cincinnati                      Grand Forks, ND                Madison, WI
Cleveland                      Lansing, MI                        New Orleans
Columbus, OH               Louisville, KY                      Raleigh-Durham
Dallas – Ft. Worth          Pittsburgh
Fargo, ND                      Rochester, MN
Grand Rapids, MI           Saginaw, MI
Indianapolis                  Sioux Falls, SD
Kansas City
New York – La Guardia
New York – Newark
St. Louis
Washinton, DC – Dulles
Washinton, DC – National
London Gatwick*

* With third flight, connections that were possible only in one direction are now possible in both directions.

Northwest Airlines currently codeshares with KLM and Continental Airlines in a global alliance. This alliance permits seamless connections and travel arrangements between these carriers, and gives travellers further convenience in connecting beyond the Minneapolis hub city.