Boeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1992 times:
Press Release Source: Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines Announces New Service Between Detroit and Shreveport, La.
Wednesday February 18, 3:00 pm ET
New Nonstop Jet Service Begins May 3
DETROIT, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC - News) today announced new daily nonstop service between its WorldGateway hub at Detroit and Shreveport, La. Two daily flights will begin May 3.
"We welcome Shreveport as the 136th destination Northwest serves from Detroit," said Tom Bach, vice president of market planning and Airlink. "This new, convenient service will link Shreveport with a leading business destination while providing travelers with additional options to connect to hundreds of cities worldwide, including Amsterdam, London, Paris and Frankfurt."
The new service complements Northwest's three existing daily flights between Shreveport and Memphis, Tenn.
"In today's competitive environment the decision to expand air service is not just about economics; it's a statement about the strength and potential that a company sees in a community. Northwest Airlines clearly sees that potential here," said U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.). "I applaud the Shreveport Airport Authority, community and business leaders, and the citizens of Shreveport-Bossier City for their commitment to economic development."
The new service will be operated with Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines Corp.'s 44-50-passenger Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ). The CRJ features a spacious cabin with comfortable two-by-two leather seating and other cabin amenities similar to larger jets, such as overhead bins, a galley, lavatory, and an efficient climate control system to ensure passenger comfort.
The daily flights are now open for sale through www.nwa.com , Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through travel agencies.
NORTHWEST MARKS NEW SERVICE WITH FREQUENT FLYER MILES BONUS OFFER
Members of Northwest's WorldPerks program can earn up to 1,000 WorldPerks Bonus Miles when they fly roundtrip on this new nonstop service between May 3 and July 3, 2004. Registration is required prior to travel, and must be completed no later than July 3, 2004. Visit www.nwa.com/offers/dtwshv for complete details and registration. Additional terms and conditions apply.
Northwest Airlines is the world's fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam and more than 1,500 daily departures. With its travel partners, Northwest serves nearly 750 cities in almost 120 countries on six continents. In 2002, consumers from throughout the world recognized Northwest's efforts to make travel easier. A 2002 J.D. Power and Associates study ranked airports at Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul, home to Northwest's two largest hubs, tied for second place among large domestic airports in overall customer satisfaction. Business travelers who subscribe to OAG print and electronic flight guides rated nwa.com as the best airline Web site. Readers of TTG Asia and TTG China named Northwest "Best North American airline."
Scottb From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6745 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1799 times:
The strange thing is that the SHV-MSY route was scheduled to be discontinued on 3/14 but there seems to be no availability on any of the flights between now and then. Kinda sad considering that route was operated by mainline jets in days past, but I-49 has cut the drive from Shreveport to N.O. pretty dramatically.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6552 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 1774 times:
SHV is a growing region. I'd expect more new service to be added as time goes on. Not enough traffic yet for mainline of course, but increased RJ ops will happen. I'd like to see Delta Connection give a shot at SHV-MCO with an ERJ-135. If MOB can make it work, SHV can.
Check out www.louisianariverwalk.com to see a great new development in SHV.