Continental Airlines Plans More Flights and Reduces Fares on Routes From Newark Liberty to Florida

NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) today said that it will expand service to Florida from its Newark Liberty hub and it has reduced fares from Newark to eight Florida cities.


Due to an expected increase in demand with its new low fares, Continental said it will add eight daily round-trip flights on Newark-Florida routes beginning Oct. 1:

Additional daily Total daily
flights flights
Newark-Fort Lauderdale 3 9
Newark-Fort Myers 1 4
Newark-Orlando 2 10
Newark-Tampa 1 6
Newark-West Palm Beach 1 6

In total this fall, Continental will offer 35 daily round-trips from Newark to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach. Flights are operated with various Boeing jets — all with first class seating. In addition, Continental flies four other routes from Newark to Florida, providing service on a total of nine routes from Newark to Florida. Continental also provides three daily round trips in the fall and increases to four daily round trips on the Newark-San Juan route in the winter.

Continental has introduced the following fares on Florida routes:


Newark-Daytona Beach $ 69 $ 89-259
Newark-Fort Lauderdale 69 89-259
Newark-Fort Myers 69 89-259
Newark-Miami 69 89-259
Newark-Orlando 69 89-259
Newark-Sarasota 69 89-259
Newark-Tampa 69 89-259
Newark-West Palm Beach 69 89-259

Sale fares are valid for travel Oct. 5 through Dec. 14, 2005, and must be purchased by July 26, 2005. Sale fares have blackout dates of Nov. 22- Nov. 28 and seats are limited.

Capacity controlled fares are available for travel effective Sept. 6, 2005, coinciding with the seasonal drop in demand after Labor Day. These fares range from $89 with a 7 day advance purchase to $209 with no advance purchase and have a $25 change fee.

The walkup fare of $259 is fully refundable and will allow OnePass Elite members to upgrade to first class at no additional charge according to established OnePass upgrade procedures.

All fares are valid for one way travel and no stay is required.

Domestic fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of up to $9.00 each way, September 11th Security Fees of up to $5.00 each way and a Federal Segment Tax of $3.20 per segment.

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