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Northwest Airlines and Air New Zealand form marketing agreement



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14 February, 1994 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FAX NO. 072217289 P.02/03

Φ a i r p e w z e a L a n o the pride of the pacific

NORTHWEST AIRLINES AND AIR NEW ZEALAND FORM MARKETING AGREEMENT

SYDNEY - ( February 14) - Northwest Airlines and AIR NEW ZEALAND have

signed an international marketing agreement effective 1 March, 1995, under

which AIR NEW ZEALAND will participate in Northwest’s Wo rid Perks frequent

flyer programme, and the two carriers will offer joint fares, share sales support

and airport facilities.

Air New Zealand's recent move to new facilities in Terminal 2 at Los Angeles

International Airport (October 1994) where Northwest is located, will

streamline operations and transfers between the airlines.

The partnership will offer fares to 80 cities served by Northwest Airlines in the

United States. The airlines will provide sales support for each other’s

connecting flights. Additionally the airtines’ customers will have reciprocal

airport lounge access when travelling on a First or Business Class ticket on

Northwest/A IR NEW ZEALAND connecting flights.

Members of Northwest’s WorldPerks frequent flyer programme will earn credit

on AIR NEW ZEALAND’S new Sydney-Los Angeles non-stop flights

(commenced November 1994) and all AIR NEW ZEALAND services between

Australia and the USA.

WorldPerks members can also earn mileage credits by travelling on

AIR NEW ZEALAND flights between Australia and Asia, Australia and Japan,

Asia and New Zealand and Japan and New Zealand.

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“AIR NEW ZEALAND is committed to providing our passengers with superior

service, value-added benefits and the most comprehensive choices for

travelling to the USA,” said Mr Garry Court, AIR NEW ZEALAND Regional

General Manager Australia.

“We are pleased to welcome AIR NEW ZEALAND into our WorldPerks

programme,” said Michael E Levine, Northwest Executive Vice President -

Marketing and International.

“AIR NEW ZEALAND has a sterling service reputation and operates an

attractive route system. The new agreement significantly enhances the range

of destinations and benefits we offer to our customers who travel in the South

Pacific Region.

Northwest and AIR NEW ZEALAND plan to expand the scope of their

marketing agreement in the near future to offer more benefits to the travelling

public.

WorldPerks members will earn 14,974 frequent flyer miles for round-trip travel

on AIR NEW ZEALAND'S non-stop services between Sydney and Los

Angeles. Economy Class passengers; will accrue 100 percent of the actual

mileage flown, Business Class 125 percent of actual miles flown, and First

Class 150 percent of actual mileage flown.

Released by Heather Jeffery, Public Affairs Manager Australia (07) 229 4055

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