Continental Airlines today announced the airline will begin new nonstop
service linking its hub at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport with
Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Birmingham, Ala.
Seasonal once-daily service to Myrtle Beach, operated by Continental
Express using the 50-seat Embraer regional jet, begins June 10. The flight
will depart Cleveland at 9:45 a.m., arriving in Myrtle Beach at 11:26 a.m.
The return flight will depart Myrtle Beach at 12:30 p.m., arriving in
Cleveland at 2:18 p.m.
On July 1, Continental will inaugurate year-round, twice-daily service
linking Cleveland with Birmingham, Ala. The first flight will depart
Cleveland at 12:40 p.m., arriving in Birmingham at 1:40 p.m. The second
flight will depart Cleveland at 8:30 p.m., arriving at 9:30 p.m. From
Birmingham, the first flight will depart at 7:40 a.m. and arrive at 10:33
a.m. The second will depart at 3 p.m. and arrive in Cleveland at 5:51 p.m.
Flights between Cleveland and Birmingham will be operated by Continental
Express, using the 50-seat Embraer regional jet.
On both new services, flights are timed to offer convenient connections to
dozens of cities served to and from Cleveland by Continental, Continental
Express and partner airlines. Modified schedules may be offered on
This year, Continental also will begin service from Cleveland to Northwest
Arkansas Regional Airport and Salt Lake City. In 2003, Continental,
Continental Express and Continental Connection began year-round and
seasonal service to more than 15 cities.
With its hub at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Continental
Airlines is the largest airline in Northeast Ohio, with more than 250
daily departures to nearly 80 cities. With one of youngest fleets of
airplanes in the United States, Continental and Continental Express offer
convenient, high- frequency service from Cleveland Hopkins to major
business centers, including Boston, New York (Newark Liberty, LaGuardia,
Kennedy, White Plains and Islip), Washington (Reagan National,
Baltimore-Washington and Dulles), Chicago (O’Hare and Midway), Houston and
Atlanta. Continental also offers frequent flights to top leisure
destinations including Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa
and San Francisco.
Continental’s schedule of frequent flights and industry-leading on-time
and operational performance offer Northeast Ohio travelers the most
options to the nation’s top business and leisure centers, with the most
seats and the most opportunities for business travelers to get first class
upgrades and for price-sensitive travelers to find low fares.
On all flights to and from Cleveland, members of Continental’s OnePass
frequent flyer program can earn miles that can be redeemed on Continental
and its partner carriers to hundreds of destinations worldwide.
Continental also offers its Silver, Gold and Platinum-level OnePass
members and its full-fare coach customers EliteAccess benefits, including
priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling. EliteAccess customers
flying beyond Cleveland are also eligible for complimentary first class
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, with its redesigned security
checkpoints and new terminal concession options including Starbucks, Erwin
Pearl, the Cleveland Museum of Art Store and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream,
offers convenience and efficiency to the time-sensitive traveler. The
airport consistently outranks other Ohio airports with its high percentage
of on-time departures and arrivals and low percentage of flight
cancellations. The airport also offers convenient rail service to downtown