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NW Adds Shreveport-Detroit

Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:18 am

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 , Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525 or through travel agencies.

New Detroit-Shreveport Service*

Flight number: Departs: Arrives: Aircraft:

NW 5868 9:00 a.m. 10:50 a.m. CRJ
NW 5778 3:00 p.m. 4:50 p.m. CRJ

New Shreveport-Detroit Service

Flight number: Departs: Arrives: Aircraft:

NW 5856 12:14 p.m. 3:55 p.m. CRJ
NW 3727 4:20 p.m. 8:00 p.m. CRJ

*Begins May 3, 2004


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 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 as the best airline Web site. Readers of TTG Asia and TTG China named Northwest "Best North American airline."
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RE: NW Adds Shreveport-Detroit

Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:08 am

That's a shocker to me. Good to see SHV getting some more flights, I like it there. Wonder how many people travel between SHV and the upper midwest/northeast/europe per day...

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RE: NW Adds Shreveport-Detroit

Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:10 am

I understand GM will be a big customer for this route -- they have a plant in SHV, and have been running a corporate shuttle, which ends before this service begins.
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RE: NW Adds Shreveport-Detroit

Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:15 am

If AAEagle ever eliminates the Saabs on its SHV-DFW route, will SHV be an all-jet airport?
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RE: NW Adds Shreveport-Detroit

Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:48 am

With US Airways Express/Air Midwest ending SHV-MSY service I believe that AA Eagle's Saabs will be the last props providing passenger service to SHV.
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RE: NW Adds Shreveport-Detroit

Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:58 am

Sad to see SHV-MSY service go... but with an ALF of 9 pax post 9/11, not all that surprising.
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RE: NW Adds Shreveport-Detroit

Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:45 am

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.
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RE: NW Adds Shreveport-Detroit

Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:15 am

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.

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RE: NW Adds Shreveport-Detroit

Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:35 am

According to the flite guide, SHV will become an all RJ airport
after the turbo-props leave.
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