Press Release Source: Northwest Airlines
Northwest to Fly Nonstop From Milwaukee and Indianapolis to Cancun, Mexico
Wednesday December 15, 12:30 pm ET
Airline Also Adding Third Daily Flight Between Milwaukee and Washington
EAGAN, Minn., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northwest Airlines (Nasdaq: NWAC - News) today announced that it will add new nonstop seasonal service from both Milwaukee and Indianapolis to Cancun, Mexico, from Feb. 19 through April 30, 2005, pending final approval from the Mexican government.
The new Milwaukee flight will be the only nonstop service operated by a scheduled airline to Cancun.
The airline also announced that it will add a third daily frequency between Milwaukee and Washington, beginning March 1, 2005.
"Northwest's new nonstop service to Cancun will provide Southeastern Wisconsin travelers with all of the conveniences and comforts that only a scheduled airline can offer," said Jim Cron, vice president of domestic pricing and yield management. "In addition, our new mid-day service between Milwaukee and Washington will provide business travelers with more nonstop options."
The new Cancun flights from both Indianapolis and Milwaukee will be operated on Saturdays with Northwest's modern Airbus A320 aircraft, with 16 seats in first class and 132 seats in coach class. Flight 1923 will depart Indianapolis at 2:05 p.m., and arrive Cancun at 5:25 p.m. On the return, flight 1922 will depart Cancun at 6:20 p.m., and arrive in Indianapolis at 9:32 p.m. From Milwaukee, flight 1939 will depart at 2:20 p.m., arriving in Cancun at 6:10 p.m. On the return, flight 1938 will depart Cancun at 7:10 p.m. and arrive in Milwaukee at 11:05 p.m.
"Our new flight to Cancun provides our many loyal customers in Indianapolis with new opportunities to earn and redeem WorldPerks frequent flyer miles and use Northwest's fast self-service check-in options when flying to one of their favorite vacation cities," said Fay Beauchine, vice president of sales and customer care. "Whether flying for business or pleasure, Northwest has the experience, comprehensive domestic and international network, and the know-how to meet the needs of travelers in the Heartland of America."
Northwest's third flight from Milwaukee to Washington will be operated daily by Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines with Canadair Regional Jets (CRJs) seating up to 50 passengers.
Northwest has been steadily adding nonstop flights from Indianapolis and Milwaukee to popular business and leisure destinations throughout North America. Cancun will be Northwest's 21st nonstop destination and first international service from Indianapolis, and 17th nonstop destination and second international flight from Milwaukee.
In 2004 alone, Northwest announced new nonstop service from Milwaukee to Baltimore, Ft. Myers, Fla., Kansas City, Mo., Pittsburgh, St. Louis and Toronto, and announced additional frequencies to Boston, New York and Washington. When the third Washington flight begins in March, Northwest will offer up to 37 flights a day from Milwaukee, more than any global network airline serving General Mitchell International Airport.
Also in 2004, Northwest announced new nonstop service from Indianapolis to Boston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Ft. Myers, Hartford, Conn., Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Fla., Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh/Durham, N.C., Sarasota, Fla., Tampa, Fla., Washington and West Palm Beach, Fla. Northwest will offer up to 49 flights a day from Indianapolis, more flights to more nonstop destinations than any other airline serving Indianapolis International Airport.
Customers currently holding tickets on connecting itineraries to Cancun can change to Northwest's new nonstop service without paying an administrative change fee by contacting Northwest or their travel agent by January 15, 2005.