HOUSTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Continental Airlines
(NYSE: CAL) today announced that it will begin twice daily, nonstop service
from Daytona Beach, Fla., to its hub at Newark International Airport,
beginning Dec. 12, 2002.
The new Continental Express flights aboard the fast, quiet 50-passenger
ERJ-145 ExpressJet represent the only nonstop service between the New York
City area and Daytona Beach International Airport, which received funds
through a new federal program designed to improve air service in smaller
“We look forward to launching nonstop service between Daytona Beach and
the New York City area`s premier airport and only airline hub,” said
Continental Senior Vice President-Scheduling Glen Hauenstein. “We`re grateful
to Congressman Mica and to all of those whose strong support and active
encouragement made this new service possible.”
“I am committed to helping regional airports become more competitive and
attractive to airlines as destinations, and I am pleased that Daytona Beach
has worked with Continental to expand daily passenger service,” said U.S.
Congressman John L. Mica, who authored the pilot program to support regional
airports. “This new service is important and will provide the Central Florida
and the Daytona Beach area with an alternate and convenient link to the
Continental is New York`s largest passenger carrier, with more than
350 daily departures from Newark to 120 domestic and international cities,
including frequent non-stops to Europe, Latin America and Asia.
“The Volusia County Council and Daytona Beach Airport are extremely
pleased with the resumption of nonstop service to New York/Newark,” said
Airport Director Dennis McGee. “Our community is committed to supporting this
new Continental Express service.”
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 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 122 domestic and 90 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 .