Continental Airlines Switches To Its New Boeing 767-200ER On Zurich Route

Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL and CAL.A) announced today that the newest addition to its fleet - the Boeing 767-200ER - has debuted on service to Zurich, Switzerland, replacing the DC10. This marks the first time that Continental has flown the 767-200ER, which was added to its fleet this month, on a transatlantic route.

Continental’s 767-200ERs feature a 777-style interior, with spacious seating, wider aisles and larger overhead bins. Continental’s aircraft is configured in two classes: 25 in BusinessFirst and 149 in economy. The Newark/New York-Zurich flight operates daily, leaving Newark International Airport at 5:55 p.m., arriving in Zurich at 7:45 a.m. the next day. The return flight leaves Zurich Airport at 10:35 a.m. and arrives in Newark at 1:55 p.m.

Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering more than 2,400 departures daily to 138 domestic and 92 international destinations. Operating hubs in Newark, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, Continental ( serves more international cities than any other U.S. carrier, including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Continental is in the top quarter of FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for in America,” and is ranked the nation’s No. 1 airline in customer satisfaction for long and short-haul flights by Frequent Flyer Magazine and J.D. Power and Associates. Continental has received numerous awards for its BusinessFirst premium cabin (Condé Nast Traveler, OAG, Entrepreneur and SmartMoney magazines), OnePass frequent flyer program (InsideFlyer’s Freddie Awards) and overall operations and management (Air Transport World’s 1996 Airline of the Year).