Continental Airlines Announces Low Intro Fares to Launch Newark to Delhi Nonstop Service

Special $499 One-Way Fare Available From Select Cities Including Washington, D.C. and Cleveland; $549 One-Way Fare From Houston

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) today announced a low introductory one-way fare of $499 for its new nonstop flight to Delhi, India from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, scheduled to begin Nov. 1, 2005.

This new introductory fare is also available from several other cities including Washington, D.C., Cleveland and Boston.

The one-way fare to Delhi from Continental’s Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport, Chicago and several additional cities is $549.

Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 12, 2005, for travel commencing Nov. 1 through Dec. 13, 2005. Travel must originate in the United States and be completed by Dec. 25, 2005. Round-trip travel is required. Service from Washington, D.C., Cleveland and Boston may include flights operated by ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. and marketed as Continental Express. International taxes and fees of up to $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 will be the only U.S. carrier offering daily nonstop service from New York to Delhi. The service will reduce travel time between the two cities by at least two and a half hours by eliminating any stop or connection en route.

The Boeing 777 flight will depart Liberty at 8:50 p.m. and arrive at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport at 9:15 p.m. the next day. The return flight will depart Delhi at 11:45 p.m. arriving at Liberty at 5:05 a.m. the next day. Flying times will be approximately 13 hours and 55 minutes traveling east from New York to Delhi and 15 hours and 50 minutes traveling west.

Continental Airlines is the world’s sixth-largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,100 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 150 domestic and 131 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 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

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