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Northwest Airlines Announces Jet Service Between Detroit And Peoria

EAGAN, Minn. — (May 29, 2007) — Northwest Airlines (NYSE: NWA WI) today announced that it will resume daily nonstop flights between its Detroit WorldGateway hub and the Greater Peoria Regional Airport this summer. Two daily roundtrip flights will be offered beginning August 21.

"This new jet service to the Land of Lincoln provides additional air service options we believe will have great appeal to local customers and visitors," said Tom Bach, vice president of network planning and revenue management. "Central Illinois customers traveling through our Detroit WorldGateway will enjoy convenient connections to destinations throughout North America, Europe and Asia."

The additional service to the Greater Peoria Regional Airport will complement three daily flights Northwest currently offers between Peoria and its Minneapolis/St. Paul hub.


The new services will be operated by Northwest Airlink partner Pinnacle Airlines using Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) aircraft which seats 50 passengers.

Detroit-Peoria Service
Flight number Departs Arrives
NW 3786 3:10 p.m. 3:45 p.m.
NW 3788 7:10 p.m. 7:45 p.m.
Peoria-Detroit Service
Flight number Departs Arrives
NW 3787 10:00 a.m. 12:35 p.m.
NW 3789 4:45 p.m. 7:20 p.m.

The addition of Peoria brings to 154 the number of destinations served from Northwest's WorldGateway hub at Detroit.

The new flights are for sale at, through travel agencies or Northwest Airlines Reservations at 1-800-225-2525.

Northwest Airlines is one of the world's largest airlines with hubs at Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Memphis, Tokyo and Amsterdam, and approximately 1,400 daily departures. Northwest is a member of SkyTeam, an airline alliance that offers customers one of the world's most extensive global networks. Northwest and its travel partners serve more than 900 cities in excess of 160 countries on six continents.

For more information pertaining to Northwest, media inquiries can be directed to Northwest Media Relations at (612) 726-2331 or to Northwest's Web site at