Continental Airlines begins new nonstop Saturday service from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport to Roatan, Honduras, and to Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. Continental will operate a Boeing 737-700 with space for 12 customers in first class and 112 in coach on each of the Saturday-only flights.
Roatan, located on the northern coast of Honduras, is a favorite among scuba, golf and sport-fishing enthusiasts, and is a popular gateway for eco- tourism in the diverse tropical region. The flight is scheduled to depart New York/Newark at 9:50 a.m. and arrive in Roatan at 1:35 p.m. The return flight will leave Roatan at 2:25 p.m., arriving in New York/Newark at 8:10 p.m.
Bonaire, an island located in the southern Caribbean, is known for its nature preserves, excellent scuba diving and windsurfing, among other activities. The new flight to Bonaire will depart New York/Newark at 11:55 p.m. on Saturdays, arriving in Bonaire at 5:40 a.m. on Sundays. The return flight will depart Bonaire at 7 a.m. on Sundays and will arrive in New York/Newark at 10:45 a.m.
The flights to Roatan and Bonaire are timed to allow for convenient connections for passengers at Newark Liberty. Continental also offers year- round service to Roatan and Bonaire from Houston, Texas.
Continental Airlines serves 77 destinations in Latin America and the Caribbean.