Continental: New York/Newark to Santiago, Dominican Republic

HOUSTON, July 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Continental Airlines
(NYSE: CAL) today announced plans to begin nonstop service between Newark
International Airport and Santiago in the Dominican Republic.  Daily service
will begin in November 1, 2002, subject to government approval.

“Passenger traffic to the cities of Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata in
Dominican Republic has been strong,” said Continental Managing Director of
Route Planning Karen Warkentin.  “Expanding service to include Santiago is the
next logical step in building our presence in that important market.”

Flights will be on a 155-seat Boeing 737-800.
Continental`s well-timed flights between the New York area and Santiago
will provide convenient connections with much of the airline`s extensive
domestic and international network.

Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 2,000 departures daily to 126 domestic and 89 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
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