Continental Announces Austin & San Antonio Nonstops

Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced that it will introduce twice-daily nonstop service this spring between its Cleveland hub and both San Antonio and Austin, Texas.

Continental`s new roundtrip flights between the two Central Texas cities and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport complement existing nonstop service to the airline`s Houston and New York hubs and improve access to destinations throughout the Midwest, Northeast and Canada.

Tickets are now available for travel between Cleveland and Austin, beginning April 6, 2003, and between Cleveland and San Antonio, effective May 2, 2003.

The new twice-daily, nonstop service will be provided with Continental Express` fast, quiet 50-passenger ExpressJet, featuring a comfortable interior with window or aisle seating for everyone. Continental currently offers up to 10 daily nonstop flights from Austin to its Houston hub, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and two daily nonstops to its New York hub, Newark Liberty International. From San Antonio, the airline operates up to 10 daily nonstops to Bush Intercontinental and one to Liberty International.

“Continental`s new nonstop service to and from our Cleveland hub makes it even easier for our travelers in Central Texas and the Midwest to rely on Continental for almost all of their trips,” said Continental`s Senior Vice President of Scheduling Glen Hauenstein. “With nearly 200 daily departures at our Cleveland hub, Austin and San Antonio travelers have more options for quick connections to dozens of destinations.”


Daily, nonstop flights from San Antonio will depart at 6:45 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., arriving in Cleveland at 10:43 a.m. and 5:58 p.m., respectively. The return flights depart Cleveland at 9:15 a.m. and 8:15 p.m., arriving in San Antonio at 11:54 a.m. and 10:45 p.m.

Austin flights will depart at 6:55 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., arriving in Cleveland at 10:44 a.m. and 6:04 p.m., respectively. The return flights depart Cleveland at 9:25 a.m. and 8:25 p.m., arriving in Austin at 11:55 a.m. and 10:55 p.m.

ExpressJet employs more than 5,500 people and provides Continental Airlines with all of its regional jet airline capacity at its hub airports in Houston, Cleveland and New York/Newark. Continental Express, operated by ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., offers advance seat assignments and OnePass frequent flyer miles, which can be redeemed anywhere in the world Continental Airlines and its alliance carriers fly. ExpressJet Airlines is owned by ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. For more information, visit

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