Northwest Airlines: Northwest Named Charter Airline for Green Bay Packers

EAGAN, Minn.–Northwest Airlines will serve as the charter airline for the Green Bay Packers football team for the coming season – as it has for several decades.

Northwest will utilize Boeing 757 and 747 aircraft, as well as Airbus A330s to support the Packers’ 10 road trips during the 2007 season.

“The Packers are an important, longtime customer of Northwest Airlines,” said Bill Wernecke, director – charter department. “We have worked with the Packers dating back to the 1960s, and we appreciate the opportunity to serve them again this year.”

One of the preferred charter carriers in the college and professional sports world, Northwest will serve as charter airline for a number of athletic teams in 2007, including 10 NCAA Division I college football teams and eight National Football League (NFL) teams.

Northwest and its Northwest Airlink partners serve more cities in Wisconsin – eight – than any other airline: Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, LaCrosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Rhinelander and Wausau.

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 1,000 cities in excess of 160 countries on six continents.