HOUSTON, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced it will begin nonstop service Dec. 17 from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International to Freeport in the Bahamas, pending government approval.
One daily flight will depart Liberty International at 9:20 a.m., arriving in Freeport at 12:31 p.m. Return service from Freeport will depart at 1:30 p.m., arriving at Liberty International at 4:23 p.m. The route will be served by Continental Express` 50 seat Embraer ERJ-145, which offers amenities such as jet-bridge loading, a fully equipped galley, a spacious lavatory and a comfortable interior with only window and aisle seating. Flights will be timed for convenient connections at Liberty to and from dozens of destinations throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Grand Bahama Island, where Freeport is located, is an ecological wonder waiting to be discovered. Endless beaches, emerald green water, charming fishing villages and enchanting marine life are just some of the island`s attractions that make this a unique destination.
Continental Airlines is the world`s seventh-largest airline with 2,300 daily departures to 134 domestic and 92 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.