Continental Airlines has resumed operations at its Houston hub in the aftermath of
hurricane Rita and is reporting excellent operational reliability.Aside from pre-planned schedule reductions announced Saturday that were
necessary for an orderly resumption of service, Continental has had no flight
cancellations as of this time. Today Continental plans to operate 249 of its
274 regularly scheduled departures from Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Continental expects to operate a full, regular schedule on Monday.
“I want to thank my co-workers at Continental for demonstrating tremendous
professionalism before, during and after the hurricane,” said Chairman and CEO
Larry Kellner. “Our ability to achieve this successful resumption of service
was made possible by careful planning and execution by co-workers working
together throughout the company.”
In accordance with the recovery plan, Continental Express and Continental
Connection flights are not operating to/from Houston today. These services
will resume on Monday, Sept. 26. Travelers with reservations to connect
through Houston today should not commence their journey if the itinerary
involves an onward connection onto Continental Express or Continental