Continental Airlines today announced it will begin roundtrip nonstop
service June 10 from its Houston hub at George Bush Intercontinental
Airport to Quito and Guayaquil, subject to government approval.
The daily nonstop service linking Houston with each of the two Ecuadorian
cities will replace existing same-plane direct service.
To Quito, the daily flight will depart Houston at 5:30 p.m., arriving at
10:40 p.m. Return service from Quito will depart at 8 a.m., arriving in
Houston at 1:20 p.m. The airline will operate the service with a 124-seat
Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
To Guayaquil, the daily flight will depart Houston at 5:30 p.m., arriving
at 10:40 p.m. Return service from Guayaquil will depart at 1:15 a.m.,
arriving in Houston at 6:25 a.m. The airline will operate the service with
a 155-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Flights are timed for convenient connections to destinations throughout
the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe.
“Providing nonstop service in both directions to Quito and Guayaquil will
enable travelers to enjoy convenient service to the United States and
beyond, and will almost double the number of seats to Ecuador, a country
offering attractive cultural and ecological destinations,” said Jim
Summerford, international vice president for Continental Airlines.