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May 13, 2008 | General

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL — (May 23) — Northwest Airlines today announced the addition of a fourth daily nonstop flight to Edmonton, Canada from its Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn. hub. The upgraded service will operate in August to assist with the expected increase of passengers traveling for the 2001 IAAF World Championships in Athletics. All flights will be operated using the A-319 aircraft.

Northwest is the largest U.S. carrier to serve Edmonton. The addition of a fourth daily flight in August will make travel to and from the city even more convenient. Travelers from around the world going to the Championships in Athletics will benefit from the truly global and seamless service that Northwest Airlines, its alliance partner, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and other global travel partners provide.

“This unique service enhancement will be introduced specifically to meet the needs of increased travel during the Edmonton 2001 IAAF Championships in Athletics and demonstrates Northwest Airlines’ commitment and sensitivity to our community,” said Jim Meyer, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Edmonton Airports. “Edmonton Airports would like to acknowledge Northwest Airlines for this service enhancement, and their long history of providing non-stop air service to the Capital Region.”

Service Between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Edmonton, Canada

Minneapolis/St. Paul to Edmonton 
Flight # 1017* Depart   9:20 a.m.   Arrive 11:12 a.m.
Flight # 1019   Depart 11:20 a.m.   Arrive   1:11 p.m. 
Flight # 1657   Depart   4:55 p.m.   Arrive   6:53 p.m.  
Flight # 1023   Depart   8:47 p.m.   Arrive 10:50 p.m.

Edmonton to Minneapolis/St. Paul
Flight # 1022   Depart   8:10 a.m.   Arrive 11:51 a.m.
Flight # 1656   Depart 10:05 a.m.   Arrive   1:47 p.m.
Flight # 1018* Depart 12:05 p.m.   Arrive   3:48 p.m.
Flight # 1020   Depart   2:10 p.m.   Arrive   5:52 p.m.

* Flights will operate during August 2001 only

With annual revenues in excess of $11 billion and approximately 55,000 employees worldwide, Northwest Airlines is the world’s fourth largest airline, with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and more than 2,700 daily departures. With its travel partners, Northwest serves more than 785 cities in 120 countries on six continents. Based on statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Northwest was the most on-time U.S. airline among the seven largest network carriers for the period 1990-2000.

For more information, media inquiries can be directed to Northwest’s Media Relations at 612-726-2331 or to Northwest’s web site at www.nwa.com.