"Continental Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between Houston and Roatan, Honduras
Monday February 2, 11:04 am ET
HOUSTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE
: CAL - News) today announced new nonstop Saturday service between Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Roatan, Honduras, beginning June 12, pending government approval.
Continental will operate a Boeing 737 with space for 12 customers in first class and 112 in coach on the Saturday-only flight to Roatan, located on the northern coast of Honduras and a favorite among scuba, golf and sport-fishing enthusiasts. The flight will depart Houston's Intercontinental Airport at 1:05 p.m. and arrive in Roatan at 2:40 p.m. The return flight will leave Roatan at 3:45 p.m., arriving in Houston at 7:30 p.m.
Framed by tranquil bays and mountain forests, Roatan is a popular gateway for eco-tourism in the diverse tropical region. Scuba Diving Magazine has ranked Roatan as the 10th-best dive destination in the Caribbean and Atlantic. With the addition of Roatan, Continental will serve all the top-10 dive destinations in the Caribbean/Atlantic on a scheduled or charter basis.
Continental Airlines is the world's seventh-largest airline with more than 2,300 daily departures to 126 domestic and 101 international destinations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. With 42,000 mainline employees, the airline has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and carries approximately 51 million passengers per year. FORTUNE ranks Continental one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America, an honor it has earned for six consecutive years. FORTUNE ranked the company highest among major U.S. carriers in the quality of its service and products, and No. 2 on its list of Most Admired Global Airlines in 2003. For more company information, visit continental.com . "