HOUSTON, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL)
is expanding seasonal ski service, providing more opportunities for skiers to
get to the Rockies—faster. Flights directly to resort towns allow skiers
to hit the slopes much more quickly than flights into larger cities that, in
many instances, are hours away.
Two new destinations are being introduced this winter. “We`ve been
working closely with resorts and cities in the West,” said Continental
Managing Director of Scheduling Bob Cortelyou. “As a result, we now can offer
our customers two additional, world-class, Rocky Mountain destinations:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming, in the shadow of the magnificent Teton mountain range;
and Crested Butte Mountain Resort via Gunnison, Colorado.”
Continental Express, operated by ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., will continue
providing daily regional jet service between Houston and the Durango Mountain
resort via Durango, Colo., on a year-round basis.
Continental flies to many more cities with easy access to world-class
resorts in the United States and Canada; such as Denver, Salt Lake City,
Vancouver, B.C., and several cities in the Northeast. Continental Vacations
(800-634-5555) offers ski packages to suit most every taste and budget, which
include air transportation, lodging and lift tickets.