Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
CO To Start Mumbai Earlier!  
User currently offlineCLE757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1144 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5597 times:

Continental Airlines Announces Earlier Start Date for Nonstop New York-Mumbai Service
PR NEWSWIRE
HOUSTON, May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced it will launch nonstop service between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Mumbai, India, earlier than originally planned, following a positive market response to the proposed flights.

Subject to government approval, the service will now begin on October 1, 2007 (eastbound). Continental will initially operate the service four times a week -- departing New York Liberty on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays -- with the frequency increasing to daily service effective October 28, 2007, subject to government approval. In its original announcement in March this year, Continental planned to launch daily service on the route effective October 30, 2007, subject to government approval.

"We have received strong support for the nonstop New York to Mumbai service and are pleased to be able to move up its start date," said Jim Compton, Continental's executive vice president-marketing. "The new service will link America's financial center with the business and entertainment capital of India, and its most populous city. We are confident the service will be a great success."

Continental's New York Liberty-Mumbai flights will be operated by Boeing 777-200 aircraft. The flight schedule will be as follows, subject to government approval:

Flight CO48, will depart New York Liberty on Sunday and Monday at 7:20 p.m., arriving at Mumbai at 7:40 p.m. the next day; on Friday and Saturday, the same flight will depart New York Liberty at 8:00 p.m., arriving at Mumbai at 8:20 p.m. the following day. The return flight CO49 will depart Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:45 p.m., arriving at New York Liberty at 6:30 a.m. the following day. Flying times will be approximately 14 hours 50 minutes eastbound and 16 hours 15 minutes westbound.

The flight will be timed to provide convenient connections at Continental's New York hub with more than 230 other cities throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Continental's India flights feature special products and services for Indian customers. A Bollywood movie channel is featured on the inflight entertainment system, with different programming provided in each direction for all customers to access on their individual seat monitors. Movies are in Hindi with English subtitles (when available from the studio). In addition, movies on other channels are programmed with Hindi subtitles (when available from the studio). Traditional Indian music is incorporated in the world music audio channel. Instructional videos, including the safety and arrival video and pre-recorded announcements, are available in Hindi. Menus are available in English and Hindi. Inflight meals, which include Indian vegetarian and Indian non-vegetarian choices, have been designed by Indian chefs based in the U.S. and in India. No beef is served. Local Indian newspapers are available for BusinessFirst customers.

The new flights will feature Continental's renowned BusinessFirst service, which has won the Best Executive/Business Class award in the OAG Airline of the Year Awards in each of the past five years (2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 and 2003), based on voting by frequent flyers worldwide. BusinessFirst was also voted Best Transatlantic Business Class among U.S. airlines in Conde Nast Traveler magazine's Business Travel Awards 2006 -- for the 9th year running.

Economy class on the Continental 777 is also exceptionally comfortable and spacious, in a 3-3-3 seating configuration with wider-than-usual aisles. Every economy passenger has an individual seatback video screen, as well as an inflight telephone with overwater capability. The aircraft on the Mumbai route also have AC power outlets available to every passenger, with no need for an adapter in order to operate a PC or other approved device.

Continental is in the process of installing Audio/Video on Demand in both the BusinessFirst and economy cabins of its Boeing 777 aircraft. The first two 777s with the new system are already in service, with the remaining 18 777s being progressively retrofitted with the system. The entertainment systems on these aircraft allow customers to choose from more than 250 movies, 300 short-subject programs and 150 compact discs, with a jukebox feature to make individual playlists. In addition, this new entertainment system has 25 video games and the interactive Berlitz World Traveler foreign language program.

Mumbai will be the 30th city in Continental's trans-Atlantic route network. Continental has operated a New York-Delhi nonstop service since 2005.

Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,100 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 144 domestic and 138 international destinations. More than 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 44,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 67 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. For more company information, visit continental.com.

SOURCE Continental Airlines


Cleveland the best location in the Nation
34 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineJoyA380B747 From India, joined Mar 2005, 570 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5562 times:

Hmmmm... sounds pretty good... Maybe next they will go for BLR. Wonder why did AA Pull out????  no   scratchchin 


If it wasn't for AI and those money mongers sitting in the parliament, 9W would have been as big as SQ...:(
User currently offlineGoBoeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2725 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5562 times:

What is Bollywood? Is that a typo or am I out of the loop on the latest IFE.

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5562 times:

Way to go CO!!!!

Look forward to this. Bollywood, here I come.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8625 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5535 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 2):
What is Bollywood? Is that a typo or am I out of the loop on the latest IFE.

not necessarily out of the loop on the latest IFE , but definitely out of the loop on one of the worlds biggest film industries - the Indian one which I believe is a contraction of Bombay-Hollywood ( although I suppose that would make it Mollywood these days Mumbai-Hollywood )



Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
User currently offlineJoyA380B747 From India, joined Mar 2005, 570 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5535 times:

Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 2):
What is Bollywood?

Well.. Bollywood is Simply the Hollywood of India, it actually is a larger film industry than Hollywood....



If it wasn't for AI and those money mongers sitting in the parliament, 9W would have been as big as SQ...:(
User currently offlineLemurs From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1439 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5509 times:

Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 2):
What is Bollywood? Is that a typo or am I out of the loop on the latest IFE.

It's the common name used for India's cinema entertainment industry in the Mumbai area. A takeoff of "Hollywood" used to refer to the entire LA-basin cinema entertainment industry, obviously. It's a mashup of Bombay (the old name of the city) and Hollywood. Hence: Bollywood.



There are 10 kinds of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those that don't.
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4847 posts, RR: 44
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5487 times:

what was the original launch date prior to this announcement?

User currently offlinePNQIAD From India, joined May 2006, 587 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5430 times:

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 7):
what was the original launch date prior to this announcement?



Quoting CLE757 (Thread starter):
In its original announcement in March this year, Continental planned to launch daily service on the route effective October 30, 2007, subject to government approval.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5430 times:

The arrival and departure times out of Mumbai are great. Very civilized arrival time of 7:30 pm and an equally civilized departure time of 11:45 pm. You have dinner at home, get to the airport by 9:45 pm, board and fall asleep, only to awaken in EWR next morning.

Who the hell wants to arrive or depart Mumbai at 2:00 AM when 20 other international flights are all leaving as well?

Quoting JoyA380B747 (Reply 1):
Hmmmm... sounds pretty good... Maybe next they will go for BLR. Wonder why did AA Pull out????

AA haven't pulled out of any existing or planned Indian routes as far as I know.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5404 times:

Quoting JoyA380B747 (Reply 1):
Wonder why did AA Pull out????

AA still flies to DEL. Daily.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 2723 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5085 times:

Does anyone know exactly where the aircraft come for these flights?

According to CO's PC timetable, FRA-EWR goes from a daily 777 to a 777 X12 and a 764 days 12 effective 11/5.
BRU is scheduled to go back to a daily 764 from a daily 777 effective 11/1.
All other 777's appear daily IAH-NRT/CDG and 2 RT's IAH-LGW..
EWR-CDG/LGW/DEL/PEK/HKG/NRT and 2 RT's EWR-TLV

My guess is that CO will be shortening the maintenance of the fleet a bit by adding the 4 roundtrips in October, then daily in November.


User currently offlineSnehnath From India, joined Apr 2005, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

Quoting JoyA380B747 (Reply 1):
Wonder why did AA Pull out????

Its amazing how one line in a Taiwanese newspaper 4 months back has led to persistent rumors of AA doing badly on the ORD-DEL sector and planning to pull out. There has been no official confirmation from AMR, and people who know AA well on this forum have denied such a thing is in the offing. Lets let this thing rest for now.


User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4803 times:

Quoting JoyA380B747 (Reply 1):
Maybe next they will go for BLR

Could be a potential 787 destination... who knows what CO has up their sleeve with these a/c

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 9):
board and fall asleep, only to awaken in EWR next morning.

 checkmark 

I absolutely love late-night red eye flights for this reason. Dinner at home, and generally airports are much less of a hastle late at night than during the day. I flew IAH-CDG on AF in January, departing at 10:20pm and security/check in was a breeze compared to the usual 3-5pm bottle-neck when all of the other intl. flights depart


User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 2723 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4676 times:

You are not going to see EWR-BLR with a 772ER as it's 450 miles longer than EWR-BOM, which will be scheduled at 16:15 westbound.
It would seem to be a shoe-in for a 787-8 or 787-9 based on range estimates. However, someone on a.net has stated that the 787 will have more payload restictions than the 772ER at such stage lengths.
I sure hope the 787 lives up to the advertised range as it will be a great aircraft for CO on routes like EWR-BLR, EWR-JNB, EWR-PVG, EWR-HKG and even IAH-SYD, , etc. etc. With the economics and slightly smaller size, the long haul routes can easily consume all of CO's 787 deliveries.


User currently offlineCoewraatysaz From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4600 times:

What is the usual timetable for getting government approval?


Continental Airlines: Trabajar con empe�?��?�±o, Volar con Pasi�?��?�³n
User currently offlineHalophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4326 times:

Quoting GoBoeing (Reply 2):
What is Bollywood? Is that a typo or am I out of the loop on the latest IFE



Quoting EWRCabincrew (Reply 3):
Bollywood, here I come.

Hooray for Bollywood!! My favourites are Kal Ho Naa Ho and Salam Damaste.
Congrats to CO, sounds like a good service to me



Flown on 707, 717, 727, 732 733 734 735 73G 738 739 741 742 743 744 74SP 757 753 762 763 772 773 77W D10 DC9 M11 M80 M87
User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4119 times:

Excellent news and shows that there's a good potential for non-stop flights on the India-USA sector. The timings are Brilliant - arrival at BOM at 19:30 means that there's a good chance to catch a later domestic flight to other cities in India.

Slightly OT - I continue to be surprised by UA and their consistent refusal to look at the market in India. Being a *A flier, I would have much preferred if these were additional non-stops being launched by UA  Smile!

I can't wait for CO to start non-stops to other cities in India - possibly using their 787 a/c.



Latest Trip Report - GoAir BLR-BOM-BLR
User currently offlineEmiratesCPH From Denmark, joined Feb 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

Quoting Halophila (Reply 16):
Kal Ho Naa Ho and Salam Damaste.

Yeah good ones, but I think you mean Salam Namaste?



Fly Emirates
User currently offlineBlrBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3218 times:

Quoting Behramjee (Reply 7):
what was the original launch date prior to this announcement?

October 30th 2007



from star dust....
User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4136 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3204 times:

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 14):
You are not going to see EWR-BLR with a 772ER as it's 450 miles longer than EWR-BOM, which will be scheduled at 16:15 westbound.
It would seem to be a shoe-in for a 787-8 or 787-9 based on range estimates. However, someone on a.net has stated that the 787 will have more payload restictions than the 772ER at such stage lengths.
I sure hope the 787 lives up to the advertised range as it will be a great aircraft for CO on routes like EWR-BLR, EWR-JNB, EWR-PVG, EWR-HKG and even IAH-SYD, , etc. etc. With the economics and slightly smaller size, the long haul routes can easily consume all of CO's 787 deliveries.

Anyone know if CO has any plans to acquire the 772LR? DL has been quite successful on JFK-BOM, but this route and CO's forthcoming EWR--BOM routes push the 772ER to the max' especially on the westbound leg. DL frequently must make tech/fuel stops at MAN before hopping the Atlantic pond.



DELTA Air Lines; The Only Way To Fly from Salt Lake City; Let the Western Heritage always be with Delta!
User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7807 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3123 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 20):
Anyone know if CO has any plans to acquire the 772LR?

As of now, I dont think they do. I imagine that they would have announced it by now if they were going to, but I dont know. I think the 787 will do just fine for them especially since they are going to aquire alot of them.



Stewed...Lewd...Crude...Irreverent...Belligerent
User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3075 times:

this is great news... now i have another option to go to BOM non-stop. and CO is def. better than DL in terms of service etc...

User currently offlineDiscoverCSG From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3052 times:

Why such an early departure from EWR?

User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5527 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3024 times:

Quoting DiscoverCSG (Reply 23):
Why such an early departure from EWR?

It's not early. It is great for those who have completed business for the day and then off to BOM. DEL leaves at 2045. CO did a great job setting up the times, both directions.

As a comparison, DL's flight from JFK leaves at 2135, still a respectable hour.



You can't cure stupid
25 Halophila : I stand corrected, sorry!
26 Kaitak744 : Continental just took delivery of a new 777-200ER, and they will take delivery of another in a couple of months. IAH-NRT IAH-CDG 2x IAH-LGW EWR-CDG E
27 Gigneil : No chance of that vs. the 777-200ER. Vs. a 777-200LR, maybe true. NS
28 CALMSP : we are all done taking delivery of new 777 a/c.............next up for widebody a/c is the 787
29 LAXdude1023 : Is there a set date for CO to recieve their first 787?
30 Sammyk : Saw her taxiing around this past weekend at EWR. Looked so much cleaner/shinier than her sister ships.
31 ARGinLON : That's my guess as well. Wait for an a/c to go tech and the canx will start...
32 Kaitak744 : As of 2006, Continental had 18 777-200ERs. As of the end of 2007, they will have 20 777-200ERs. The 19th is already delivered. I thought the 20th was
33 Cba : The 20th should be here in time to start EWR-BOM.
34 Post contains links TristanHNL : "Continental took delivery of its 19th Boeing 777 aircraft in the first quarter and, earlier this week, took delivery of its 20th and final Boeing 777
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
CO To Start Hiring posted Wed Apr 6 2005 15:28:47 by CLE757
CO To Start EWR-New Delhi posted Wed Apr 6 2005 13:09:22 by LatinAviation
CO To Start 4 New European Routes This Summer! posted Thu Feb 10 2005 12:22:53 by KLMCedric
CO To Start 2nd Daily EWR-AMS posted Fri Dec 10 2004 00:47:33 by CB777
CO To Start Service To HAM From EWR posted Sun Sep 12 2004 06:04:59 by Cory6188
CO To Start EWR-HAM In 2005? posted Thu Aug 26 2004 11:27:48 by Paulianer
CO To Start Nonstop To Huatulco, MEX posted Mon Aug 23 2004 22:41:31 by Flairport
CO To Start Newark-Lagos In April 2005 posted Wed Aug 18 2004 22:54:39 by 747firstclass
CO To Start EWR-RNO posted Wed Jul 21 2004 16:01:57 by MAH4546
CO To Start EWR-Ponce, Puerto Rico posted Sun Jun 6 2004 02:13:23 by LatinAviation