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User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

Northwest Unveils Third Indianapolis Schedule Expansion
Monday November 1, 12:02 pm ET
Airline Announces Five Additional Flights and a New Nonstop Destination on First Full Day of Expanded Schedule


INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC - News) today announced the third expansion of its Indianapolis schedule this year. At an airport news conference, the airline said that it will add five departures to popular business and leisure destinations and start new seasonal service to Phoenix.

The announcement was made on the airline's first full day of expanded operations. After the schedule addition announced today and others previously unveiled this year are fully implemented, Northwest's combined Indianapolis expansion will represent a 160 percent increase in the number of daily departures it offers when compared to its Oct. 29, 2004 schedule.

When combined with its existing schedule of 36 flights to 13 destinations, which will grow to up to 39 flights to 15 destinations in December, by February the airline will offer an all-jet schedule from Indianapolis International Airport with up to 44 flights a day to 16 destinations. Northwest will offer more departures to more cities than any other airline serving Indianapolis.

"We are grateful for the strong response we have received to our new service from Indianapolis travelers, businesses, community leaders and airport officials," said Fay Beauchine, vice president of sales and customer care. "We are committed to meeting the needs of business and leisure travelers from throughout America's Heartland, who have been increasingly turning to Northwest Airlines for their travel."

Northwest also indicated that it expected to further grow its Indianapolis schedule in the near future. "In 2001, Northwest identified Indianapolis as one of a handful of Midwestern markets with great growth potential for our company," said Beauchine. "As we start our first full day of operations of our expanded schedule, and announce a third phase of additional flights, plans are already underway for a fourth expansion including service to new nonstop destinations for Northwest from Indianapolis."

NEW SEASONAL SERVICE TO PHOENIX

Northwest will add its 16th nonstop destination from Indianapolis with new seasonal service to Phoenix, offered from Feb. 16 to April 30, 2005. The flight will be operated with Northwest's 124-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.

ADDITIONAL FREQUENCIES

Northwest also announced that it will offer additional frequencies to existing nonstop destinations including Ft. Myers, Fla., Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Tampa, Fla.

Starting Feb. 16, Northwest will offer a second flight to Ft. Myers, Las Vegas and Tampa. The Las Vegas flight will be operated with a 124-seat Airbus A319, with 16 seats in first class and 108 seats in coach class. Northwest's additional Ft. Myers and Tampa flights will be operated with a 100-seat DC9, with 16 seats in first class and 84 seats in coach class.

Through its Northwest Airlink partner, Pinnacle Airlines, Northwest will offer a third departure to Philadelphia beginning Jan. 4. The Northwest Airlink flights will be operated with 44-seat Canadair Regional Jets (CRJs), operating six days per week.

NORTHWEST ANNOUNCED SCHEDULE EXPANSIONS IN JULY, SEPTEMBER

On July 20, Northwest announced that it would more than double its daily Indianapolis schedule by adding new nonstop service to Boston, Ft. Myers, Hartford, Conn.; Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Fla.; Philadelphia, Raleigh/Durham, N.C. and Washington. The 19 new flights, which began full operations today, complemented the airline's existing schedule of 17 daily flights to its three domestic hubs of Detroit, Memphis and Minneapolis/St. Paul, for a total of 36 flights to 13 destinations.

Northwest's new flights to Hartford and Raleigh/Durham are the only nonstops offered to those destinations from Indianapolis.

On September 9, Northwest announced its second Indianapolis expansion with plans to offer daily nonstop service to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., beginning Dec. 15. Northwest also announced seasonal service between Indianapolis and Tampa, and a second daily flight to Orlando. The seasonal flights will operate between Dec. 15, 2004, and April 30, 2005, bringing Northwest schedule from Indianapolis International Airport to up to 39 flights a day to 15 destinations.

CARRIER ADDS JOBS, EXPANDS INDIANAPOLIS FACILITIES TO SUPPORT NEW FLIGHTS

In support of its previously announced flight expansion, Northwest has added 30 positions to its Indianapolis operations staff. Northwest's flight expansion has also created jobs at companies that support the airline's expanded schedule.

In addition, work is currently underway to expand the Northwest ticket counter area by 60 percent, increasing the number of check-in positions from eight to 13.

NORTHWEST OFFERS INDIANAPOLIS TRAVELERS MORE FIRST CLASS SEATS, FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAM AND SELF-SERVICE OPTIONS

Indianapolis travelers using Northwest's new nonstop service will also be able to take advantage of:

-- WorldPerks. Northwest's WorldPerks program offers Indianapolis
travelers a wider array of options to both earn and redeem frequent
flyer miles. WorldPerks members can earn or redeem miles to any of the
222 cities served by Northwest and Northwest Airlink carriers
worldwide, as well as the many hundreds of cities served by WorldPerks
partner airlines including the members of the SkyTeam global alliance
of airlines including KLM, Continental Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

-- First class availability. Northwest offers more first class seats from
Indianapolis than any other airline. The airline's new service to
Phoenix as well as its additional frequencies to Ft. Myers, Las Vegas,
and Tampa will offer 16-seat first class cabins. WorldPerks members
who achieve "Elite" status enjoy unlimited complimentary upgrades to
first class.

-- The most self-service functionality. Northwest's self-service check-in
program is the most developed in the airline industry, offering
customers more functionality including the option of checking-in,
obtaining a boarding pass, changing seats, and performing many other
functions over the Internet at nwa.com or through one of the airline's
961 self-service check-in kiosks in 197 airports, more than any other
airline in the world. At Indianapolis International Airport, Northwest
customers wishing to take advantage of the speed, convenience, and
control of self-service check-in can use nwa.com to obtain their
boarding pass up to 24 hours before flight time, or visit one of 11
self-service check-in kiosks.



Customers currently holding tickets for travel to Phoenix from Feb. 16 or beyond on connecting itineraries from Indianapolis will be able to change to Northwest's new nonstop services without paying an administrative change fee, provided changes are made by November 30, 2004.

Northwest's additional frequency to Philadelphia is currently open for sale via the Internet at http://www.nwa.com , by calling Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525, or through travel agencies. Northwest's new service to Phoenix, as well as its additional frequencies to Ft. Myers, Las Vegas and Tampa are available for sale at http://www.nwa.com , through Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through some travel agencies. All of the flights will be widely available for sale on Saturday, November 13, 2004.

Northwest Airlines is the world's fourth largest airline with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo, and Amsterdam, and approximately 1,500 daily departures. Northwest is a member of SkyTeam, a global airline alliance partnership with Aeromexico, Air France, Alitalia, Continental Airlines, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, and Korean Air. SkyTeam offers customers one of the world's most extensive global networks. Northwest and its travel partners serve more than 900 cities in more than 160 countries on six continents. In 2003, consumers from throughout the world recognized Northwest's efforts to make travel easier. Northwest's WorldPerks program was named the most popular North American frequent flyer program by readers of TIME Asia in the 2003 TIME Readers' Travel Choice Awards. A 2003 J.D. Power and Associate study of airports ranked Minneapolis/St. Paul and Detroit, home to Northwest's two largest hubs, in second and fourth place among large domestic airports in overall customer satisfaction.






THANK YOU FOR FLYING NORTHWEST AIRLINES, WE TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS!
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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2242 times:

and the ONSLAUGHT of ATA at IND is on!


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlinePremobrimo From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Wow, this is awesome!! I knew NW would go in for the kill. Prepare for the battle of NW/ATA!!!

[Edited 2004-11-01 18:19:51]


Now You're Flying Smart.
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2219 times:

I am not sure if they will take ATA down...ATA may be in bankruptcy but i don't think they will sit idle for too long...but i think NW will have the upper hand. Apparently NW will be making an announcement in the near future about further expansion...so stay tuned  Big thumbs up


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2183 times:

Premobrimo,

I don't think its going in for the kill as you stated...IND is important to NWA..with ATA in the place they are in..and will most likly not come out of it, NWA is protecting what we have there....quickly...before another carrier jumps in and does the samething.




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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2171 times:

I have to agree with NWAFA...if NW did not do it then another airline probably would (although which one???)...the question is how many flights can NW have at most with the 5 gates they now have at concourse A ?


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5647 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2137 times:

I would assume that NW could be talking with the IND airport autrhority about more gates? Possibly from ATA?


Next trip: SLC-LAX-JFK-LAX-SLC on AA, gotta say goodbye to my beloved 762!
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2125 times:

who is currently using the ex-united gates in concourse C?


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9511 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2118 times:

America West has moved to C1. I haven't heard of who will be using C3. ATA connection now has sole possession of C2 rather then sharing it with the various UAX subsidiaries that serve IND for United. 44 flights out of 5 gates is going to be interesting for NW over in A. Good luck to NW, it is great to see such expansion (at low fares too!) out of one of my home airports.

[Edited 2004-11-01 18:51:30]


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2112 times:

they should move America West and Frontier to the D concourse and move Southwest to C which would free up the entire A concourse for NW  Big thumbs up


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3397 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2054 times:

Out of curiousity do all Pinnacle CRJ's have 44 seats? All other CRJ's i've seen(USX, UAX, America West Express) all have 50 seats.

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7542 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 2039 times:

No, the current scope clause with NW pilots only permits a certain number of 50 seat CRJ's, and I forget the number of the top of my head, but I believe is somewhere around 40. It also states than any point-to-point flying not flown by mainline (no-hub, like MKE & IND) can only be operated by aircraft with less than 44 seats, thus none of the 50 seat CRJ's.

Yes 50 seats is the standard number for a CRJ. The current proposed consessionary TA seeks to relieve some of the scope issues, by increasing the number of 50 seat CRJ's, by adding seats back into some of the ones configured for 44 seats.

This is also the same scope that grandfathers the 36 (now 35) Arvo's operated by Mesaba, but caps then at 69 seats, when in reality they could be configured in single class for 85 +/-


User currently offlinePremobrimo From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 425 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 2006 times:

I think that NW is getting a strong hold now in IND before the opening of the Midfield Terminal. When and how will they be assigning gates in the new facility?


Now You're Flying Smart.
User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9511 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 5 days ago) and read 1953 times:

Last I heard, the midfield terminal is only supposed to have 22 gates. That is fewer then the number of gates currently in operation. The old facility is approaching maximum capacity now. I wonder what will be done. 2007/8 is a long way away and it is possible that two of the biggest tenants will be gone by then (US and TZ) but if they are both still alive, then something will need to be done. Is it possible that the old terminal could stay in operation if they don't expand the midfield terminal? With the latest plans the new terminal is shrinking (they knocked off a floor to 4 instead of the proposed 5 for offices). It would be really weird if IND had to become slot restricted due to gate issues or something like that since the airport is geographically huge and expanding with FedEx. Fortunately we are a long way from that happening.


If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
User currently offlineNwcoflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 689 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

I was expecting PHX or SEA to be added. The additional frequencies are a pleasant surprise. 44 Flights per day is a sizable operation. Good for NW.


The New American is arriving.
User currently offlineEric777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

How are the loads on the first days doing?

Eric


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

The new terminal will have 41 gates...where did you get 22 from?


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1839 times:

i take that back...i just confirmed that "the present plan calls for 40 gates."


The next generation of aircraft is just around the corner!
User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9511 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

Oh 40 gates is a better number. Sorry I had the number wrong. Still though will 40 be enough? They have 33 now, and they will soon be pretty maxed out. Are there any expansion possibilities with the new terminal? IND's O/D is increasing because people drive so far to get at its low fares compared to CMH, CVG, STL, etc.


If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!
User currently offlineILSApproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Looks like another nail in the TZ coffin...................


Mike @ MSP


User currently offlinePvd757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3412 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1616 times:

The smell of ATA's blood has no doubt compelled NWA to go for the jugular before the vultures try to swoop in. Good for NW and IND, bad for ATA and it's employees. These are the days of the airline industry I suppose!

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

I am just shocked. I never thought of this....especially at Indianapolis International Airport.




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