Continental Airlines has announced that flight operations at airports in the
southeastern United States are being affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Continental Airlines and Continental Express have cancelled a total of
111 flights today, including all flights at New Orleans, Baton Rouge and
Lafayette, Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi and
Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, Florida.Flights are subject to delay or cancellation at other airports in the
region. Continental Airlines anticipates resuming service to these markets as
local airport authorities give approval to reopen the affected airports.
Continental is monitoring Hurricane Katrina and normal flight operations
will resume as weather and field conditions permit.
Continental is providing a weather advisory and real time flight status
reports at continental.com.
Due to hurricane Katrina, Continental is providing the option to
reschedule or reroute travel without penalty for customers ticketed to any of
the affected cities through Sep. 3. Contact reservations at (1-800-523-3273)
to adjust/postpone existing affected itineraries for later travel on
Continental. Travel must be rescheduled by Sept. 10.