Press Release Source: Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines to Inaugurate Service Between Houston/Hobby and New York, Cleveland Hubs
Monday February 9, 12:54 pm ET
HOUSTON, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE
: CAL - News) today announced it will inaugurate nonstop service beginning Sept. 8 between Hobby Airport in Houston and its hubs in New York and Cleveland.
Once-daily nonstop service to and from Newark Liberty International Airport and twice-daily service to and from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will link those hubs with the airport serving Houston's south side. Hobby-Liberty services will be operated by 104-seat Boeing 737 aircraft, while Hobby-Cleveland Hopkins services will be operated by 50-seat Embraer regional jet aircraft.
"These new flights will offer convenient service to those who live or do business in Houston's south side and the surrounding suburbs, as well as convenient connections at our New York and Cleveland hubs to those Northeast and Midwest cities not currently served nonstop from our Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport," said a Continental spokesperson.
Continental's daily nonstop from Houston/Hobby to New York will depart at 7:15 a.m. and arrive at Liberty Airport at 11:46 a.m. The return flight will depart Liberty at 6 p.m. and arrive in Houston at 8:58 p.m.
From Houston/Hobby to Cleveland, the first daily flight will depart to at 6:30 a.m., arriving at Hopkins Airport at 10:15 a.m. The second flight will depart Hobby at 2 p.m. and arrive at Hopkins at 5:45 p.m. The first return flight will depart Cleveland/Hopkins at 9:30 a.m. and arrive at Hobby at 11:35 a.m. The second flight will depart Hopkins at 8:30 p.m. and arrive at 10:35 p.m.
Continental Airlines, with its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, offers more nonstop flights to more cities from the New York area than any other airline in the world. The airline operates nearly 400 daily all-jet departures from Liberty International to more than 140 cities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe and Asia, with additional services from LaGuardia, Kennedy and White Plains airports.
Continental's hub at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport offers more than 250 daily flights to 80 cities.
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.