Continental Airlines today
announced new nonstop service four times a week between Houston’s George
Bush Intercontinental Airport and Huatulco, Mexico, beginning Dec. 17,
pending government approval.
With the addition of Huatulco, Continental will serve 29 cities in Mexico,
and will offer the only nonstop service from the United States to
Huatulco. Continental already serves more Mexican destinations from the
U.S. than any other airline.
The Continental Express flight is scheduled to depart Houston at 9:30
a.m., arriving in Huatulco at 12:29 p.m. The return flight is scheduled to
leave Huatulco at 1:30 p.m., arriving in Houston at 4:22 p.m.
“We are very pleased to add Huatulco to our growing list of convenient
travel options to Mexico,” said Pete Garcia, Continental’s staff vice
president for Latin America, Airlines. “Continental operates more than 350
flights each week from the U.S. to Mexico, more than any other carrier.”
Continental will operate an Embraer-145 regional jet with seating for 50
customers on the new service to Huatulco, the common name for the resort
area known as the “Bays of Huatulco” on Mexico’s Oaxacan coast. Popular
leisure activities include hiking, snorkeling, sailing and diving—
Mexico’s largest coral reef is located just off the Oaxacan coast. Near
Huatulco is Puerto Escondido, a resort area where the visitor can find the
best surf beaches.
The second-largest U.S. airline into Latin America and the Caribbean,
Continental Airlines offers service to 63 destinations in 24 countries.