Continental Airlines Continuing to Evacuate Stranded Tourists From Yucatan Peninsula

Relief Flights Leaving Cancun and Cozumel

HOUSTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) is continuing to evacuate stranded tourists from Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Continental had three flights depart Cancun and two flights depart Cozumel today. All flights are arriving at Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport.

All Continental passengers have been evacuated from Cozumel. Nearly 500 tourists were evacuated on three Continental flights that left Cancun today.

Two flights are scheduled to leave from Cancun on Friday since there are still about 250 passengers still there. Flights are being limited due to reduced air traffic control and airport capacity. In total, Continental so far has operated 17 evacuation flights from the Yucatan.

Continental began evacuating passengers from nearby Merida on Monday since flights were unable to operate out of Cancun or Cozumel due to the conditions at the airport at the time. Four flights were flown out of Merida on Monday and four flights on Tuesday.

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