New Jet Services from Continental

15th Oct 2002

Continental Airlines
(NYSE: CAL) today announced it will introduce four daily roundtrip Continental
Express jet flights between White Plains, N.Y., and Continental`s New York
hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, effective Dec. 12.

The new service aboard the 37-seat Embraer ERJ-135 regional jet represents
the fastest, most convenient connection between Westchester County and the New
York City area`s only major airline hub.  The 30-minute flights are scheduled
throughout the day to allow easy connections to more than 350 daily domestic
and international departures to 113 nonstop destinations from Liberty

“Complementing our current schedule of nonstop flights to Cleveland
Hopkins, our gateway to the Midwest and the West, the addition of service to
Liberty International gives travelers in Westchester County easier access to
the world,” said a Continental spokesperson.  “Our White Plains customers now
have a choice of direct connections to two Continental hubs—both with all-
jet operations.”

Continental Airlines
(NYSE: CAL), today announced it will introduce the only nonstop service to the
New York City area and Houston when it begins twice-daily roundtrips between
Augusta Regional Airport at Bush Field and Continental`s two largest hubs,
effective March 3, 2003.

The new Continental Express service aboard the fast, quiet 50-passenger
Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet will connect Augusta Regional Airport with
Continental`s New York Hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, and its
Houston hub, Bush Intercontinental Airport.  A convenient schedule of morning
and evening flights will allow easy connections to Continental destinations
worldwide from Houston Intercontinental and Liberty International—the most
modern and accessible gateway to New York City and Augusta Regional`s top


“Continental is excited to introduce service at Augusta Regional and
grateful for the tremendous community support that helped make it possible,”
said Dave Hilfman, Continental`s vice president of Multinational Sales and
Revenue Programs.  “We`re confident that business and leisure travelers will
respond enthusiastically to the convenience and speed of our new nonstop

“Today`s announcement is significant to the future of Augusta, and
Continental will be an important and valued corporate citizen,” said Augusta
Mayor Bob Young.  “As the hub of transportation for 1.2 million people, the
city must remain competitive.  Continental gives us new travel options and
opens up a worldwide network for moving people into and out of Augusta.”

The addition of Continental Express service to New York and Houston will
double the number of nonstop destinations and introduce the only all-jet
service at Augusta Regional.

“We are here today because of the hard work of this community.  Not once,
but twice the people of the CSRA accepted the Continental Challenge and raised
the necessary funds to bring a new airline to Augusta Regional Airport,” said
Marci Wilhelmi, Augusta Aviation Commission chair.

Continental Express, operated by ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., employs more
than 5,500 people and provides Continental Airlines with all of its regional
airline capacity at its hub airports in Houston, Cleveland and New
York/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).  For more information, visit

Continental Airlines is the world`s sixth-largest airline and has more
than 2,100 daily departures.  With 122 domestic and 90 international
destinations, Continental has the broadest global route network of any U.S.
airline, including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and
carries approximately 45 million passengers per year on the newest jet fleet
among major U.S. airlines.  With 48,000 employees, Continental is one of the
“100 Best Companies to Work For in America.”  Fortune ranked Continental the
No. 2 Most Admired Global Airline and No. 30 Most Admired Global Company in
March 2002. For more company information, visit




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