Here's the news release from continental.com:
Continental Airlines to Inaugurate New Service at Tallahassee, Fla. Regional Airport
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE
: CAL) and the City of Tallahassee, Fla. today announced the airline will inaugurate nonstop service May 1 linking the Florida capital with George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, the airline's largest hub.
Twice-daily jet service operated with the 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet will connect Tallahassee to dozens of flights to and from cities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and Asia.
The schedule is as follows:
7:15 a.m. - 8: 19 a.m. 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
6:55 p.m. - 7:59 p.m. 7:10 p.m. - 10:10 p.m.
Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city, is home to some of the world's largest energy firms, Johnson Space Center, four major sports teams and the world's largest rodeo. At Bush Intercontinental Airport, Continental Airlines offers nearly 600 daily departures to more than 150 cities worldwide.
"I thank Continental Airlines for making this commitment to our Capital City," said Florida Governor Jeb Bush. "By establishing direct air service between Tallahassee and Houston, Continental Airlines offers even greater opportunities for tourists and business leaders from across the world to experience the bountiful wonders of north Florida. We welcome Continental Airlines to the increasingly diverse array of air carriers that call Tallahassee home."
"The addition of Continental service to Tallahassee Regional Airport will give travelers in Florida's Capital City and regular market access to another major hub," said Tallahassee Mayor John Marks. "Continental offers travelers access to literally dozens of other cities. We are delighted that Continental is increasing flight options for travelers here."
"We look forward to working with the community to make this route a great success," said Ned Walker, Continental's senior vice president of worldwide corporate communications. "This is our 14th route in the Sunshine State, where we offer more than 245 flights per day. Capital City travelers will enjoy our convenient, premium-class service and the tremendous benefits of flying a full-service airline."
Customers in Tallahassee will receive Continental's industry-leading services and amenities, including:
-- The ability to book flights, check in, redeem frequent flyer awards
and more at continental.com;
-- OnePass frequent flyer miles for every trip;
-- EliteAccess benefits for business travelers and elite-level frequent
flyers, featuring priority check-in, boarding, seating and baggage
-- Connections in Houston to more than 150 destinations in North
America, Europe, Latin America and Asia;
-- eService automated check-in at every airport Continental serves in
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.
SOURCE Continental Airlines
Sounds like a nice addition for the people of TLH