Continental Airlines Announces Weekly Nonstop Service Between LaGuardia and Aruba

HOUSTON, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) announced it will begin nonstop Saturday service on Dec. 17 from LaGuardia International Airport to the Caribbean island of Aruba, pending governmental approval.

Continental already offers nonstop to Aruba from its hubs at Newark Liberty International Airport and Houston, Texas. Also in December, Continental will begin nonstop service to two new Caribbean destinations in the Netherlands Antilles: Bonaire (from Houston) and Curacao (from New York/Newark), Continental’s 19th and 20th Caribbean destinations, respectively.

The Saturday flight from LaGuardia to Aruba will depart at 7:50 a.m., arriving in Aruba at 1:20 p.m. The return flight will depart Aruba on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m., arriving at LaGuardia at 6:15 p.m. Continental will utilize a Boeing 737-700 aircraft with seating for 12 in first class and 112 in coach for the flight.

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 again won major awards at the 2005 OAG Airline of the Year Awards including “Airline of the Year,” “Best Airline Based in North America” and “Best Executive/Business Class.” For more company information, visit .

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