Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4458 posts, RR: 6 Posted (9 years 12 months 2 days ago) and read 3637 times:
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Press Release Source: Northwest Airlines
Northwest Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between Minneapolis/St. Paul and Idaho Falls, Idaho
Monday March 7, 10:38 am ET
- One Daily Flight to Begin June 9
MINNEAPOLIS, March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC - News) today announced new nonstop jet service between its hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul and Idaho Falls, Idaho. One daily flight will be offered beginning June 9.
"Northwest Airlines is pleased to welcome Idaho Falls to its growing global network," said Tom Bach, vice president of market planning and Airlink. "This will be the only nonstop service from Idaho Falls to a hub east of Idaho. Customers traveling through our hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul will enjoy convenient connections to Northwest destinations in the Midwest, the eastern and southern United States, Canada and Europe, as well as cities throughout the world served by our partner airlines, including KLM and Delta Air Lines."
"This announcement is exciting news for Idaho Falls and the region," said Idaho Falls Mayor Linda Milam. "With another hub and many more destinations now available, the air traveling public will be better served from Idaho Falls Regional Airport."
Idaho's two U.S. senators also lauded the announcement.
"As someone who flies Northwest to Idaho nearly every weekend, I know this new service in Idaho Falls is a boon to the residents and businesses of eastern Idaho and is a testament to the economic vitality and positive outlook for the future," said Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho). "The additional competition will not only improve the service and cost, but will make Idaho Falls more appealing to businesses looking to locate in eastern Idaho."
"This new service is yet another encouraging sign of economic growth and stability in eastern Idaho," added Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho). "Now that Northwest has announced this nonstop service from Idaho Falls to an eastern hub city, I offer my best wishes for a successful endeavor."
The new service will be operated by Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines Corp. using the Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), which seats up to 50 passengers.
The new flight brings to 169 the number of destinations served from Northwest's hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul. Idaho Falls will be the second city in Idaho served by Northwest and its Airlink partners, complementing existing daily service between Boise and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Northwest's new service is now available for sale at http://www.nwa.com , by telephone at Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through travel agencies.
New Minneapolis/St. Paul-Idaho Falls service Flight number: Departs: Arrives: NW 2932* 9:00 p.m. 10:44 p.m. New Idaho Falls-Minneapolis/St. Paul service Flight number: Departs: Arrives: NW 2931** 8:45 a.m. 12:11 p.m. * Effective June 9
** Effective June 10
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, 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. A 2004 J.D. Power and Associates study of airports ranked Minneapolis/St. Paul, one of Northwest's largest hubs, fourth among large domestic airports in overall customer satisfaction.
Ei2ksea From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3542 times:
Clickhappy is right. I made the mistake of flying NWA PVD-MSP-SLC last August and driving to Jackson Hole....long journey! IDF would have been nice along with Bozeman, Billings, West Yellowstone etc. but i presume NWA will still be at the more expensive side of the market as I noticed with the similarly convenient Montana services. Yellowstone/Jackson/Grand Teton area seems to be big road-trip territory for ye Yanks - not easy to find cheap fares!
Next Flight: DUB-BOS (EI), BOS-DEN-PDX (SWA), SEA-BOS (AS)
NWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (9 years 12 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3321 times:
Quoting GEG2RAP (reply 6): wow shocker, I assume then casper service is doing well?
Very, very anecdotal, but I've been down on A and seen the early flight in from CPR deplane a few times. Each flight's load factor has been between 90 and 100 percent. Again, very anecdotal, but good to see new service to the West doing well for 9E and NW.
Aloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4527 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (9 years 12 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3038 times:
Figures, I just moved out of Pocatello and our neighbor gets more air service, LOL!
I'm very happy to hear this, really. It may only be a CRJ but it's another airline to SE Idaho and I'm glad for it. I'd always hoped NW would launch service to Pocatello, though, considering that Hughes Airwest and Republic after that merger used to fly there. If i recall correctly, Republic dropped PIH before the NW merger, but I'm not sure.
Years ago the two cities had considered a plan to create one international airport just outside of Blackfoot, ID, that would serve the three cities. The idea never got off the drawing board, but would have been neat to see.
I wish this would have come to Pocatello, but IDA is good as well. Maybe, someday, larger airliners will fly to my former home.