JACKSON, Miss., July 1 /PRNewswire/—Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL)
today announced that it will begin Continental Express regional jet service
between Jackson International Airport and its Houston hub beginning July 2.
The new service aboard the fast, quiet Embraer ERJ-145 marks the first
step in a transition to all-jet Continental Express service at Jackson.
Currently, the airline offers three daily flights using the ATR-42 turboprop
The new Continental Express regional jet flight will depart Jackson at
12:25 p.m. and arrive at Houston Intercontinental Airport at 1:45 p.m. The
return flight will depart Houston at 10:35 a.m. and arrive at Jackson
International at 11:55 a.m. Continental plans to upgrade other flights to
regional jets in the near future, with an all-jet Continental Express fleet
expected in the first quarter of 2003.
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). For more information, visit expressjetair.com.
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.