Continental starts Bonaire service

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.