Continental Airlines Begins Direct Flights Between New York/Newark-Houston- Buenos Aires, Argentina

HOUSTON, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) tomorrow begins daily nonstop flights between the airline’s hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Continental’s ninth destination in South America and 77th Latin American/Caribbean destination.

The flight originates in New York/Newark with a stop in Houston before continuing to Buenos Aires. Continental is utilizing a 174-seat Boeing 767- 200ER aircraft on the flight, carrying 25 passengers in the BusinessFirst cabin and 149 in economy. The flight schedule is:

Departs Arrives Departs Arrives
New York/Newark Houston Houston Buenos Aires
4:25 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 9 p.m. 10:20 a.m. (next day)

Buenos Aires Houston Houston New York/Newark
10:50 p.m. 6:20 a.m. (next day) 7:55 a.m. 12:13 p.m.

Flight times between Houston and Buenos Aires are 10 hours and 20 minutes traveling south, and 10 hours and 30 minutes traveling north.

Continental offers a number of Spanish-language services, including bilingual flight attendants on many flights to Latin America; and bilingual airport personnel, reservations agents and signage. From the U.S., passengers may make reservations in Spanish at 1-800-537-9222. Continental Airlines has been named for eight consecutive years to Hispanic Magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies for Hispanics” (1998-2005).

Continental Airlines is the world’s sixth-largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,000 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 151 domestic and 134 international destinations, more than any other carrier in the world. More than 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 over 42,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 60 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. For more company information, visit continental.com.

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