Continental restores Cancun service

7th Jun 2006

Continental Airlines has restored nearly all of its flights between the United States and Cancun International Airport since Hurricane Wilma hit the region last fall.Currently, the airline is operating 61 flights per week to Cancun, almost 90 percent of its seats available in the market pre-Wilma.

Continental’s restored flight schedule is a hopeful sign for Cancun’s visitor-dependent economy.

Ranked as one of the top international leisure destinations in the Caribbean region, Cancun has almost fully recovered from damage inflicted by Hurricane Wilma last October.

Travelers visiting one of the Caribbean’s most popular vacation hotspots will find the destination and its newly renovated resorts, restaurants, beaches and attractions in better condition and even more accessible.

Continental currently operates a total of 61 weekly departures from Cancun, including 44 to Houston, 16 to New York/Newark Liberty and one to Cleveland. The carrier provides approximately 15 percent of the total seats between Cancun and U.S. points.


Continental was one of the last airlines to stop flying to Cancun before the hurricane and one of the first carriers to resume scheduled passenger service after the hurricane. The airline also flew sixteen relief flights (eight to Cancun and eight to Merida) to evacuate tourists who were stranded in the region.

Approximately 40 employees work at Continental Airlines in Cancun.

Continental Airlines, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,200 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 152 domestic and 138 international destinations. More than 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 42,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 61 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.

For the third consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 Most Admired Global Airline on its 2006 list of Most Admired Global Companies. Continental was also named the No. 1 airline on the publication’s 2006 America’s Most Admired airline industry list. Additionally, Continental again won major awards at the OAG Airline of the Year Awards including “Best Airline Based in North America” for the third year in a row, and “Best Executive/Business Class” for the fourth consecutive year. For more company information, visit


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