Continental Airlines Announces Schedule for New York/Newark-Houston-Buenos Aires, Argentina Flight

HOUSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) today announced the planned flight schedule for daily nonstop flights between the airline’s hub at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Flights to Buenos Aires will begin Dec. 14, 2005, subject to foreign government approval.

Buenos Aires will be Continental’s ninth destination in South America and 78th Latin American/Caribbean destination. The flight originates in New York/Newark with a stop in Houston before continuing to Buenos Aires. Continental will utilize a 174-seat Boeing 767-200ER aircraft on the flight to Buenos Aires, carrying 25 passengers in the BusinessFirst cabin and 149 in economy. The flight schedule is as follows:

Departs Arrives Departs Arrives
New York/Newark Houston Houston Buenos Aires
4:20 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. 12:18 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 133 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 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 again won major awards at the 2005 OAG Airline of the Year Awards including “Airline of the Year” and “Best Airline Based in North America” for the second consecutive year, and “Best Executive/Business Class” for the third consecutive year. For more company information, visit continental.com .

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