New Service


Aug 20, 2002
Continental Airlines Announces Nonstop Service Between Salt Lake City and Its New York Hub

HOUSTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) today announced that it will begin daily nonstop service between Salt Lake City and the airline''s New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, effective June 12.

Continental will operate a 124-seat Boeing 737-700 on the route, with flights timed for convenient connections at Liberty to and from dozens of destinations throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Continental flight 1861 will depart Liberty International at 4:50 p.m. and arrive in Salt Lake City at 7:43 p.m. Return service begins June 13. Continental flight 1848 will depart Salt Lake City at 8:50 a.m. and arrive at Liberty International at 3:18 p.m.

Continental offers the most flights of any airline from the New York City area and operates the only major airline hub in the region, with more than 350 daily departures from Liberty International and extensive connections throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. AirTrain offers a convenient, 20-minute rail link to New York Penn Station from Liberty International -- the only airport with direct rail service to mid-town Manhattan.

The new nonstop service between Salt Lake City and Liberty International complements a current schedule of three daily nonstops between Salt Lake City and Continental''s Houston hub, George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Continental offers convenient connections from Houston to destinations throughout the United States and Latin America.

Continental Airlines is the world''s seventh-largest airline and has more than 2,000 daily departures. With 131 domestic and 93 international destinations, Continental has the broadest global route network of any U.S. airline, including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and carries approximately 41 million passengers per year on the newest jet fleet among major U.S. airlines. With 48,000 employees, Continental is one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America. In 2003, Fortune ranked Continental 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. For more company information, visit .

SOURCE Continental Airlines

CO: Continental Airlines; Newark Liberty International Airport

ST: Texas, Utah, New Jersey, New York


03/24/2003 11:40 EST

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