Continental Airlines to begin Flights Between IAH and GIG

FA Mikey

Aug 19, 2002
Continental Airlines today announced that it has received tentative approval from the Department of Transportation to operate daily year-round service between its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and through flight service between New Orleans and Rio de Janeiro beginning summer 2009, pending final government approvals.

Continental plans to operate the daily service using a Boeing 767-200 aircraft, with 25 seats in BusinessFirst and 149 seats in economy. The proposed nonstop flight will be timed to offer convenient flight connections at Continental's Houston hub to cities throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

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My question is there room for 2 new flights to GIG on top of all the others that have been added recently? Can all the carriers make money to a some what seasonal destination, and to an airport that charges 2 arms and 2 legs to leave a plane on the tarmac?