Continental Airlines Announces ‘Triple 8′ Intro Fare to Launch Newark to Beijing Nonstop Service

‘Triple 8′ Fare Also Available From Washington, D.C. and Boston; Special $938 Roundtrip Fare From Houston and Cleveland

NEW YORK, May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) today announced a low introductory fare from just $888 round trip for its new nonstop flights to Beijing, China from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, scheduled to begin June 15, 2005.

This “Triple 8″ introductory fare is also available from Dulles International and Reagan National airports in Washington, D.C., and from Boston’s Logan International Airport.

Fares to Beijing from Continental’s Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental or its Cleveland hub at Cleveland Hopkins International are just $938 round trip.

Tickets must be purchased by May 24, 2005, for travel commencing June 15 through July 10, 2005. Travel must originate in the United States and be completed by August 31, 2005. International taxes and fees of $95, passenger facility charges of up to $18 and a Sept. 11 security fee of up to $10 will be added to the fare. Tickets are nonrefundable, seats are limited and other restrictions may apply. For reservations and additional information, visit continental.com .

Continental will be the only U.S. carrier offering daily nonstop service from New York to the People’s Republic of China. The Boeing 777 flight will depart Liberty at noon, arriving in Beijing at 1:50 p.m. the next day. The return flight will leave Beijing at 3:50 p.m., arriving in the United States 13 hours and 25 minutes later at 5:15 p.m.

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 150 domestic and 130 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 together with Continental Express, carries approximately 56 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.”

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