Continental to Inaugurate Houston New York Service

Continental Airlines today announced it will inaugurate nonstop service
beginning Sept. 8 between Hobby Airport in Houston and its hubs in New
York and Cleveland.
Once-daily nonstop service to and from Newark Liberty International
Airport and twice-daily service to and from Cleveland Hopkins
International Airport will link those hubs with the airport serving
Houston’s south side. Hobby-Liberty services will be operated by 104-seat
Boeing 737 aircraft, while Hobby-Cleveland Hopkins services will be
operated by 50-seat Embraer regional jet aircraft.

“These new flights will offer convenient service to those who live or do
business in Houston’s south side and the surrounding suburbs, as well as
convenient connections at our New York and Cleveland hubs to those
Northeast and Midwest cities not currently served nonstop from our Houston
hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport,” said a Continental spokesperson.

Continental’s daily nonstop from Houston/Hobby to New York will depart at
7:15 a.m. and arrive at Liberty Airport at 11:46 a.m. The return flight
will depart Liberty at 6 p.m. and arrive in Houston at 8:58 p.m.

From Houston/Hobby to Cleveland, the first daily flight will depart to at
6:30 a.m., arriving at Hopkins Airport at 10:15 a.m. The second flight
will depart Hobby at 2 p.m. and arrive at Hopkins at 5:45 p.m. The first
return flight will depart Cleveland/Hopkins at 9:30 a.m. and arrive at
Hobby at 11:35 a.m. The second flight will depart Hopkins at 8:30 p.m. and
arrive at 10:35 p.m.

Continental Airlines, with its hub at Newark Liberty International
Airport, offers more nonstop flights to more cities from the New York area
than any other airline in the world. The airline operates nearly 400 daily
all-jet departures from Liberty International to more than 140 cities in
the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America,
Europe and Asia, with additional services from LaGuardia, Kennedy and
White Plains airports.

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Continental’s hub at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport offers more
than 250 daily flights to 80 cities.
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