Press Release Source: Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines Announces Daily, Nonstop Service Between Houston and Queretaro, Mexico
Monday January 10, 11:00 am ET
HOUSTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE
: CAL - News) will begin daily nonstop service from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston to Queretaro, Mexico, on March 17, 2005, pending government approval.
Queretaro will be Continental's 30th destination in Mexico. The airline already serves more destinations in Mexico from the U.S. than any other airline, with approximately 560 departures each week.
Queretaro, located in central Mexico, has been the site of many key events in the country's history. Today the city is a strong manufacturing center with many businesses dedicated to serving the automobile industry and other industries.
"Continental is the leader in providing business travel to Mexico," said Pete Garcia, Staff Vice President, Latin America. "More than 100 U.S.-based companies, particularly in Detroit, the Midwest and East Coast, have manufacturing operations or do business in Queretaro. Our new daily, nonstop flight will provide them, as well as Mexican residents of the U.S., with convenient travel options."
The flight schedule is:
From To Departs Arrives
HOUSTON QUERETARO 8:40 p.m. 10:55 p.m.
QUERETARO HOUSTON 7:00 a.m. 9:10 a.m.
Continental Express will utilize the Embraer regional jet on its daily nonstop service between Houston and Queretaro. The 50-seat jet features jet- bridge loading, a fully equipped galley, a spacious lavatory, and a comfortable interior with only window and aisle seating.
Continental Airlines is the second-largest U.S. airline into Latin America and the Caribbean, with service to 64 destinations in 24 countries. The airline began flights to Huatulco, Mexico, on Dec. 17, bringing the number of Mexican destinations served by the airline to 29.