Northwest Airlines Will Resume Limited Operations
Carrier urges customers to contact airline before leaving for airport
MINNEAPOLIS (September 13, 2001) -- Northwest Airlines today announced that it will operate a limited number of scheduled passenger flights beginning at 6:00 p.m. CDT, today. The carrier said it expects to operate a majority of its scheduled flights on Friday. The airline will continue to build its level of service during the next few days.
Northwest said it is continuing to evaluate the level of future service. It remains committed to resuming passenger flights in a manner that provides both safe and efficient service to its customers.
The airline also reported that throughout the day today, it will continue to operate recovery service for international flights that were diverted to international destinations on September 11, and would be repositioning aircraft diverted to domestic destinations.
Richard Anderson, Northwest’s CEO, said, “Everyone at Northwest Airlines joins our nation in expressing sympathy for the victims and their families involved in the tragic incidents in New York, Washington, D.C. and western Pennsylvania. These events deeply sadden us all.”
“All US airlines, including Northwest, are fully committed to providing passengers with the safest and most reliable air travel possible. We ask passengers for patience as airlines, airports and government agencies work together to restore the air travel industry to full service,” Anderson added.
WHAT CUSTOMERS SHOULD KNOW
Northwest is urging customers to confirm the status of their flights at www.nwa.com or at the airline’s automated flight line (1-800-441-1818) before proceeding to the airport.
Customers are urged to arrive at the airport at least two hours before their flight departure time for domestic flights and two and one-half hours for international flights.
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