Continental Announces Plans for New Service

9th Aug 2004

Continental Micronesia, a
wholly owned subsidiary of Continental Airlines today announced new daily
nonstop service between Honolulu and Nagoya, Japan, beginning December 20,
2004, pending government approval. The new flight will depart Honolulu at
2:15 p.m. and arrive in Nagoya at 6:45 p.m. the next day. The return
flight will leave Nagoya at 8:00 p.m. and arrive in Honolulu the same day
at 8:00 a.m.
“This new daily service to Nagoya opens up new two-way tourism
opportunities for Hawaii and Japan,” said Mark Erwin, president of
Continental Airlines-Asia Pacific Division. “Nagoya-Honolulu is currently
an under-served market, and we look forward to capitalizing on the
continued strong demand for Hawaii as well as the growing interest in
Nagoya, Japan; knowing Hawaii travelers are looking for exciting and
culturally significant places to go.”

Located in the Chubu Region between Tokyo and Kyoto, Nagoya is considered
the third most important business center in Japan. Home to world-class
shopping, restaurants and accommodations, Nagoya also features a number of
cultural and historical sites, including the Nagoyajo Castle, Atsuta Jingu
Shrine, Noritake China Factory and Tokugawa Art Museum and the 2005 Aichi

Continental will utilize a Boeing 767-400 for the new route, configured
with 35 BusinessFirst and 200 coach seats. Every seat has an individual
Interactive Entertainment System offering free video games, music and
feature films. The aircraft is equipped with oversized overhead storage
bins, adjustable winged headrests and sleeper seats in BusinessFirst,
laptop computer power ports at every seat in BusinessFirst and select rows
in coach, and eight lavatories.

The new service will further expand the airline’s Asia Pacific network,
meeting strong demand from passengers and travel agents in the Nagoya and
Chubu regions for this popular route. Continental Airlines presently
operates flights between seven Japanese cities (Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata,
Tokyo, Nagoya, Okayama and *censored*uoka) and Guam, and flights between Tokyo
and New York and Houston. With the launch of Honolulu-Nagoya service, the
airline will operate 73 weekly flights from Japan, while increasing total
capacity by about 13 percent.


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