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More Good News For Greensboro From NWA

Tue Dec 17, 2002 9:37 pm

Northwest Airlines Launches New Service Between Memphis And Greensboro, North Carolina

MINNEAPOLIS -- (December 16, 2002) -- Northwest Airlines announced today new twice-daily service between the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C. and its Memphis, Tenn. hub, effective April 1, 2003.

“We are pleased to respond to a growing demand for service to Greensboro,” said John Moore, Northwest vice president of state and local affairs. “With this new service, passengers flying with Northwest will be able to access more than 200 destinations throughout the U.S. and the world by using our Memphis hub.”

Northwest has grown its Memphis hub over the last year, adding new international and domestic destinations, expanding jet service, and increasing frequencies in existing markets. The two Memphis-Greensboro flights will complement both Northwest’s existing four jet trips to Detroit and, beginning February 13, one flight to/from Minneapolis/St. Paul.

The new Memphis-Greensboro route will be operated with the 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 much larger jets, such as overhead bins, a galley, lavatory, and an efficient climate control system to ensure passenger comfort.

Passengers can make reservations on Northwest Airlines’ award-winning web site,, through Northwest Airlines’ reservations center at 1-800-225-2525, or through a travel agent.

New Service Between Memphis – Greensboro
Begins April 1, 2003
Flights operated by Northwest Airlink partner, Pinnacle Airlines Inc.

Memphis to Greensboro
Flight # Depart Arrive Equip.
5931 12:30 pm 3:15 pm CRJ
5976 9:05 pm 11:55 pm CRJ

Greensboro to Memphis
Flight # Depart Arrive Equip.
5951* 7:05 am 7:55 am CRJ
5933 3:40 pm 4:30 pm CRJ

* Effective April 2, 2003

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. 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 as the best airline Web site. Readers of TTG Asia and TTG China named Northwest “Best North American airline.”

For more information media inquires can be directed to Northwest's Media Relations at 612-726-2331 or to Northwest's web site at
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RE: More Good News For Greensboro From NWA

Tue Dec 17, 2002 9:41 pm

NW had a lone DC-9 flight to MEM before 9/11 and canceled it shortly after. 1 DC-9 leaving for MEM at 6:05am didn't seem like a really smart business plan. NW has added three flights this year, with MSP being the other. I find it very interesting that they are expanding GSO finally.

Though, they ARE all on CRJs. Greensboro may be gaining the number of flights, but aircraft size is shrinking.

We have these mainline flights left:
3 NW to DTW
1 US to PHL
1 US to PIT
1 US to LGA
9 US to CLT
9 Delta to ATL
2 UA to ORD
2 Airtran to ATL

That really isn't many left.....
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RE: More Good News For Greensboro From NWA

Tue Dec 17, 2002 10:48 pm

You forgot one, Gsoflyer. DL still has one mainline flight to CVG. Right now, its a 727, however in the future it will be downgraded to a 732 as the the 727's retire.
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RE: More Good News For Greensboro From NWA

Wed Dec 18, 2002 12:33 am

Sorry, the list should be:

3 NW to DTW (DC-9-30)
1 US to PHL (734) been a A319 in the past
1 US to PIT (734) been F100s in the past
1 US to LGA (A319?) been 737s in the past
9 US to CLT (734) been F100s in the past
9 Delta to ATL (MD-80, 727, 757, or 737)
1 Delta to CVG (727 or 737)
2 UA to ORD (A320, A319, 757 or 737)
2 Airtran to ATL (DC9)
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RE: More Good News For Greensboro From NWA

Wed Dec 18, 2002 5:38 am

Good news, good news. I take it the MSP flights will be flown with CRJs also?

And doesn't AA fly F100s to DFW? Or is that all CRJ700s now? Anywho, any expansion for anyone anywhere is good for the Aviation industry right now.

Take expansion with CRJs or 744s and you still have more frequencies and in many cases more seats. Expansion is good for the people, the airport, and the airlines. Hope this is the start of a trend in GSO and NC.