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Did NWA Ever Had A Latin American Route?

Tue Oct 24, 2000 4:19 am

Hello,

Northwest Airlines has currently no operation at all in Latin America. They rely on Continental Airlines/IAH for this market.

But have they ever been operating on this market on their own please?

Thank you,

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timz
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RE: Did NWA Ever Had A Latin American Route?

Tue Oct 24, 2000 4:43 am

Don't recall whether they presently fly into the Caribbean-- but as for the South American mainland, or Central America, I guessing they never have.
 
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RE: Did NWA Ever Had A Latin American Route?

Tue Oct 24, 2000 4:58 am

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RE: Did NWA Ever Had A Latin American Route?

Tue Oct 24, 2000 6:02 am

Hello,
If I am correct, I believe they offer service to Mexico City from Detroit. I am not sure about St. Paul/Minneapolis.

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RE: Did NWA Ever Had A Latin American Route?

Tue Oct 24, 2000 6:03 am

Doesn't NW still go to Cancun? I know a couple of years ago they used to.
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Cody
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RE: Did NWA Ever Had A Latin American Route?

Tue Oct 24, 2000 6:22 am

Didn't they go to Liberia (spelling?) briefly?
 
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RE: Did NWA Ever Had A Latin American Route?

Tue Oct 24, 2000 6:26 am

As far as South American service, Northwest has never had a scheduled flight to that continent. However, in the winter, NW operates Saturday-only service to Liberia, Costa Rica from MSP, which is their only Central American route.

NW has plenty of seasonal service to Mexico, with flights to SJD, ZIH, ACA, PVR, and CZM on a Saturday-only basis, with daily service to CUN.

Northwest flies year-round twice daily service to MEX from DTW, using the A319. They upgraded to twice daily 319s from a once daily A320 about a year ago. This is their only year round service to Mexico.

For the Caribbean, NW operates year round daily service to SJU from DTW, which upgrades to a DC-10 during the winter months, and year round Saturday/Sunday service from Memphis to SJU. NW also flies TPA-MBJ all year round.

Seasonal service to the Caribbean is extensive, albeit only on Saturdays (and in some cases Sundays). NW flies GCM-DTW, GCM-MSP, MSP-POP, MSP-Punta Cana, DTW-Punta Cana, and DTW-SXM. These are just the routes I'm able to find now, I'll check nwa.com and see if I can find a few more.

Hope this helps...

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RE: Did NWA Ever Had A Latin American Route?

Tue Oct 24, 2000 6:31 am

Liberia is in Africa. . .
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RE: Contrails/ NWA Destination Map

Tue Oct 24, 2000 6:40 am

Liberia is also a city in Costa Rica, which is in Central America.


Here's the NW Mexico/Latin America/Caribbean service map.



Map from nwa.com

Maybe this will make NW's service in this part of the world more clear.

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Red square...NW year round destination
Red triangle...NW seasonal destination
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rojo
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RE: Contrails/ NWA Destination Map

Tue Oct 24, 2000 2:03 pm

NWA Man, you are correct. NW operates two daily DTW-MEX roundtrips since last year in order to better use their staff in MEX. They now handle all operations for KLM flights in MEX, including ticket offices and FF program. Very good strategy.

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RE: Did NWA Ever Had A Latin American Route?

Tue Oct 24, 2000 10:05 pm

LATIN AMERICA--yes. NW flies to MEX and seasonally to CUN, CZM, LIB, PVR, ZIH, ACA and a few others I can't think of right now.

As for South America--only via codeshare with CO. Service includes GIG, GRU, LIM, and some others.