Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) and Cape Air today announced a codesharing agreement on selected flights from San Juan and St. Thomas that will offer Continental customers connections to some of the most attractive destinations in the Caribbean from San Juan and St. Thomas.
Continental will codeshare on Cape Air flights from San Juan to Ponce (Puerto Rico), St. Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands), St. Croix (U.S. Virgin Islands) and Tortola (British Virgin Islands). From St. Thomas, codeshare flights will include St. Croix and Tortola.
Codesharing will begin March 8. Cape Air offers more than 120 daily flights in the Caribbean, serving passengers on Cessna 402 aircraft with a capacity of nine passengers.
The codeshare agreement links Continental`s routes from New York/Newark, Houston and Cleveland to the Caribbean and offers full OnePass benefits, including a minimum of 500 miles per segment, OnePass Elite mileage bonuses and qualification towards Elite for miles and segments flown on all codeshare routes.
About Continental: Continental Airlines is the world`s seventh-largest airline and has more than 2,000 daily departures. With 131 domestic and 93 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 41 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. In 2003, Fortune ranked Continental highest among major U.S. carriers in the quality of its service and products, and No. 2 on its list of Most Admired Global Airlines. For more company information, visit continental.com. From San Juan, Continental offers four daily, non-stop flights to Newark Liberty International Airport; one daily, non-stop flight to Houston`s Intercontinental Airport and one daily non-stop flight to Cleveland`s Hopkins International Airport.
About Cape Air: Prior to their new partnership with Continental Airlines, Cape Air was the largest, independent, regional airline in the United States, serving over 500,000 passengers a year. For over a decade Cape Air has been providing year-round air service to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Cape Air commenced air service in 1989 with their first flight between Boston and Provincetown. Since then, they have expanded to Hyannis, Nantucket, New Bedford, Martha`s Vineyard, Providence, Southern Florida, and the Caribbean. Cape Air is an employee owned company. For more information, www.flycapeair.com .