Northwest Airlines is offering more services to customers flying out of Guam.

More improvements include the region seeing the introduction of new aircraft the Dreamliner in 2008. In May 2005 Northwest announced that it ordered 18 Boeing 787s equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines with options and purchase rights for 50 additional aircraft. Northwest expects delivery of the 787 in August 2008. The 787s are expected to be in commercial service in October 2008.

According to Northwest the "787s will carry 36 passengers in World Business Class and 185 customers in coach class and will have a non-stop range of up to 8 500 nautical miles."

"The agreements reached with Boeing and Rolls-Royce are key accomplishments in our efforts to modernize and restructure the Northwest fleet as part of an overall plan to position Northwest for the long-term " Doug Steenland president and chief executive officer of Northwest Airlines said in an October press release.

Richard A. Parsons manager of Northwest Guam and Saipan; said "Northwest Airlines launched a second daily service between Guam and Narita on Oct. 29 and along with it same-day service to the U.S. for Guam travelers. Our revised schedule increased our services from Guam to Japan to four flights every day." He said "For East Coast travel we now offer convenient connections via our morning Osaka service nonstop to our Detroit World Gateway. We also have same day connections over Narita to Honolulu and beyond to the U.S. West Coast. Further all U.S. to Japan flights connect to our new evening service from Narita to Guam Parsons said."

Business travelers on Northwest Airlines will also be eligible for rewards under the Northwest program Biz Perks. "Northwest Airlines’ Biz Perks is an incentive program designed to reward small to medium sized companies when they book business travel on Northwest Airlines. With Biz Perks companies can reduce travel expenses motivate employees and reward success " Parsons said. "Further each traveler earns WorldPerks miles for all trips booked through Biz Perks per rules of the WorldPerks program. Travelers just need to make sure that both the Biz Perks ID and the traveler’s WorldPerks number are on the ticket. We take care of the rest " he said.

According to the Northwest Airlines Web site in order to take advantage of the Biz Perks awards you must meet these criteria:

"¢ Ticket originates in Guam/Northern Mariana Islands.

"¢ Flight numbers begin with Northwest.

"¢ Ticket is validated on Northwest and begins with "˜012′ and operated by Northwest.

"¢ Open tickets do not qualify. All qualifying tickets must have set travel dates. MBJ