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Northwest Offers New Flights Between Japan and Guam, and Japan and Northern Mariana Islands

Carrier Adding New Nonstops Connecting Nagoya to Guam, and Osaka to Guam and Saipan



TOKYO, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northwest Airlines (NASDAQ:NWAC) announced today that it will introduce new daily nonstop service between Osaka, Japan and Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, between Osaka and Guam, and between Nagoya, Japan and Guam.

The new service from Osaka, which begins on Oct. 1, 2005, complements existing service from Osaka to three international destinations including nonstop service to Northwest's WorldGateway hub at Detroit, nonstop service to Honolulu and nonstop service to Taipei, Taiwan.

The new service from Nagoya, which takes effect Nov. 1, 2005, complements existing service from Nagoya to four destinations including Detroit, Manila, Philippines, Saipan and Tokyo. Northwest flights to and from Nagoya are now operating from the new Central Japan International Airport, known as "Centrair."

"Our new service between Japan and Guam, as well as between Japan and Saipan, demonstrates Northwest's continuing commitment to meeting the changing travel needs of our valued Asia/Pacific customers," said Laura Liu, vice president of international marketing and sales.

Northwest's new service will be operated with the airline's Boeing 757- 200, with 20 seats in World Business Class and 162 seats in coach class.

Northwest claims that it offers service to more destinations in Asia, more flights between the U.S. and Japan, and more flights within Asia than any other U.S. airline. The airline operates a hub at Tokyo's Narita Airport that connects the U.S. cities of Detroit, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York (JFK), Portland, Ore., San Francisco and Seattle to key destinations including Bangkok, Thailand; Beijing; Busan, South Korea; Guam; Guangzhou, China; Hong Kong; Manila, Philippines; Nagoya; Saipan; Seoul, South Korea; Shanghai, China and Singapore. Northwest also offers nonstop service from Osaka to Detroit and Taipei and from Nagoya to Detroit, Manila and Saipan.

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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