Continental Airlines to Start New Summer Service From Its New York and Cleveland Hubs

HOUSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) today announced that it will launch twice-daily, nonstop summer service to both Albuquerque, N.M. and Calgary, Alberta, Canada, from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport. The carrier’s Cleveland hub will also offer daily nonstop summer service to Albuquerque. All seasonal service will commence on June 9, 2005 and operate using Boeing 737-500 out of Liberty International and Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft out of Cleveland.

“These new routes complement existing service from Continental’s Houston hub, and will give both business and leisure travelers more options to get to Albuquerque and Calgary nonstop,” said a Continental Airlines spokesperson. “We will continue to expand our direct services where our customers demand it — these routes are a welcome addition to our summer network.”

The following is a summary of Continental’s new seasonal routes:

From To Aircraft Frequency
Cleveland Albuquerque ERJ-145 Saturdays
New York Albuquerque 737-500 Daily
New York Calgary 737-500 Daily

Continental Airlines is the world’s sixth-largest airline with more than 3,000 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. The carrier serves 152 domestic and 122 international destinations, more than any other carrier in the world. Nearly 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines, which include Aeromexico, Air France/KLM, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air and Northwest Airlines. With 41,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and carries approximately 55 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. For the second consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 Most Admired Global Airline on its 2005 list of Most Admired Global Companies. Continental was also included in the publication’s annual “Top 50″ list, which ranks all companies, across a wide variety of industries, that appear in the Global Most Admired Companies issue. Continental won major awards at the 2004 OAG Airline of the Year Awards including “Airline of the Year,” “Best Airline Based in North America” and “Best Executive/Business Class.” For more company information, visit continental.com .

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