Continental Airlines will begin twice-weekly flights between George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, and Loreto, Mexico, the airline’s 31st Mexican destination.Continental already offers service to more destinations in Mexico than any other U.S. airline.
Located in the southern part of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, Loreto is a popular eco-tourism destination. Loreto offers tranquil beaches with mountains in the distance; five islands off the coast for kayaking, hiking, scuba diving and sport fishing; and a National Marine Park, a protected marine bio-region. The town features cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, and the San Javier Mission.
The new Continental flight will depart Houston at 10:15 a.m. on Thursdays and Sundays during peak travel season (summer, winter and spring), arriving in Loreto at 12:45 p.m. The return flight departs Loreto at 1:15 p.m., arriving in Houston at 5:45 p.m. Flights are timed for convenient connections to the Midwest and East Coast. In the fall, the service will operate once a week on Saturdays.
Continental will utilize the Embraer-145XR jet on the flights. The EMB- 145XR aircraft seats 50 passengers; all seats are either aisle or window, with no middle seats.
“Continental continues to be the leader in travel options to Mexico, whether for vacation or business travel, or to visit family and friends,” said Pete Garcia, Vice President, Latin America. “We are very happy to grow our commitment in Mexico and believe our passengers will enjoy this new service to Loreto, the perfect getaway.”