RICHMOND, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Continental Airlines
(NYSE: CAL) today announced that it would inaugurate twice daily, nonstop
service from Richmond, Va., to Houston`s Bush Intercontinental Airport
beginning November 1.
The service aboard the latest version of Embraer`s fast, quiet
50-passenger ERJ-145 ExpressJet, will feature a comfortable leather interior
with only window and aisle seating.
“We are pleased to be able to return service to an important market like
Richmond,” said Continental Manager of Route Planning Jason Reisinger. “Both
business and leisure passengers will be able to enjoy quiet comfortable
service aboard our new ExpressJets while they fly to Houston or to one of the
many destinations Continental serves worldwide.”
Houston is the best hub for travel to Mexico and is also an excellent
connecting point for travel to the South and the West.
Continental Express, operated by ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., employs more
than 5,200 people and provides Continental Airlines with all of its regional
airline capacity at its hub airports in Houston, Cleveland and Newark.
Continental Express offers advance seat assignments and OnePass frequent flyer
miles, which can be redeemed anywhere in the world Continental and its
alliance carriers fly. ExpressJet Airlines is wholly owned by ExpressJet
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XJT).
Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 2,100 departures daily to 120 domestic and 91 international
destinations. Operating hubs in New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
Continental serves more international cities than any other U.S. carrier,
including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For
more information, visit continental.com .