KLM & Northwest with new service between London Heathrow and Detroit, Minneapolis and Seattle

Northwest Airlines in cooperation with its joint venture partner, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, today announced an expansion of its Trans-Atlantic route network with three new daily nonstop flights from London Heathrow Airport to Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Seattle.

Scheduled to begin in the spring of 2008, KLM Northwest’s new nonstop services will conveniently connect London Heathrow with more than 250 destinations throughout the United States for customers travelling via Northwest’s Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul hubs, and Seattle gateway.

Daily Service from London Heathrow – Terminal 4:

  • To Detroit – Flight Number: 101 – Departs: 8:50 a.m. – Arrives: 12:30 p.m. — Effective: 2 May, 2008
  • To Minneapolis/St. Paul – Flight Number: 103 – Departs: 2:25 p.m. – Arrives: 5:25 p.m. — Effective: 30 Mar, 2008
  • To Seattle – Flight Number: 105 – Departs: 6:30 p.m. – Arrives: 8:55 p.m. — Effective: 2 June, 2008

Daily Service to London Heathrow – Terminal 4:

  • From Detroit – Flight Number: 102 – Departs: 5:50 p.m. – Arrives: 7:05 a.m +1 — Effective: 1 May, 2008
  • From Minneapolis/St. Paul – Flight Number: 104 – Departs: 9:45 p.m. – Arrives: 12:15 p.m. +1 — Effective: 29 Mar, 2008
  • From Seattle – Flight Number: 106 – Departs: 10:20 p.m. – Arrives:4:15 p.m. +1 — Effective: 1 June, 2008

In addition to the London Heathrow service, Northwest will also continue to operate daily round-trip flights between London Gatwick and Detroit.

Northwest is launching the new Heathrow service with the business traveller in mind. In addition to preferring the Heathrow airport for its convenient proximity to London’s business and financial district, business travellers also prefer the comfort and amenities of NWA’s world business class service, a prominent feature of the A330 aircraft that NWA will be using to operate the new route.

The A330s are equipped with up to 34 World Business Class seats (176 degree lie-flat seats with a privacy canopy) and 264 economy class seats, which feature more personal space than any other aircraft in the fleet.

World Business Class travellers also enjoy an array of features including 60 inches of space between seats, 110-volt personal laptop power port, cycling lumbar support, a six-way adjustable headrest and four seat-back storage pockets.

An on demand in-flight entertainment (IFE) system is available in both cabins. The interactive IFE system offers travelers a choice of 40 movies, four short-subject video programs, 56 different audio selections, six games, shopping and in-flight information, allowing customers the freedom and flexibility to start, pause or stop their selection at any time.
In World Business Class, customers are able to view any of these features on a 10.4 inch/26.4 centimetre video screen. Customers traveling in economy class are able to view these features on a personal video screen in the seatback in front of them.

KLM Northwest’s new London Heathrow flights are now available for sale.