Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced it will launch new flights between its New York hub at International Airport and Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, starting Dec. 16, 2006, pending government approval
HOUSTON – The new flight to Bonaire will depart New York/Newark at 11:55 p.m. on Saturdays, arriving in Bonaire at 5:40 a.m. on Sundays. The return flight will depart Bonaire at 7 a.m. on Sundays and will arrive in New York/Newark at 10:45 a.m. Flights are timed conveniently to allow connections for passengers at Newark Liberty. Continental also offers weekly nonstop service to Bonaire from Houston, Texas.
Continental will utilize a Boeing 737-700 on the New York/Newark-Bonaire flights. The aircraft has 12 seats in first class and 112 in coach.
Bonaire, an island located in the southern Caribbean, is known for its pioneering role in the preservation of nature, in particular of the marine environment, and for its excellent scuba diving and windsurfing, among other activities.
Continental now serves a total of 77 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Continental Airlines is the world’s fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,200 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 154 domestic and 138 international destinations. More than 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 43,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 61 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.
In 2006, Continental Airlines won its sixth J.D. Power and Associated award since 1996. The carrier ranked the highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers in North America in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Airline Satisfaction Index Survey(SM). For the third consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 Most Admired Global Airline on its 2006 list of Most Admired Global Companies. Continental was also named the No. 1 airline on the publication’s 2006 America’s Most Admired airline industry list. Additionally, Continental again won major awards at the OAG Airline of the Year Awards including “Best Airline Based in North America” for the third year in a row, and “Best Executive/Business Class” for the fourth consecutive year. For more company information, visit continental.com.