Continental Big Apple Holiday Treat

PRNewswire GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND, Bahamas Nov. 12 :

According to the Old Farmer`s Almanac, the weather in the New York metro
area will be a chilly 29 degrees this December. Beginning Dec. 17, 2003,
travelers can escape the New York holiday hustle and bustle and enjoy the
warm 85 degrees weather on Grand Bahama Island with a quick, new direct
flight on Continental Airlines.

Offering travelers a daily, non-stop flight between Newark, New Jersey and
Grand Bahama Island, this new service will launch on Dec. 17, 2003.
Continental Express` 50-seat EMBRAER ERJ-145 aircraft will service the
The 9:20 a.m. departure from Newark Liberty International Airport, which
arrives in Freeport at 12:37 p.m., provides Grand Bahama Island-bound
travelers ample time to enjoy a full day of activities. Whether you are
exploring the Straw Market, kayaking in Lucayan National Park or just
relaxing on one of the world`s most beautiful beaches, Grand Bahama Island
is the perfect holiday getaway. The return flight from Freeport departs at
1:15 p.m. and arrives in New Jersey at 4:08 p.m.

The relaxed, friendly ambiance of Grand Bahama Island reflects its rich
culture and history, offering visitors value, easy accessibility and a
unique variety of experiences. The island has proved to many loyal
vacationers that it can combine a solitary walk on a pristine white sand
beach with the challenge of a night at the Roulette table and excellent
shopping into one island paradise.

For more information about travel to Grand Bahama Island, contact your
travel agent or the Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board at (800) 448-3386,
or visit the Web site at . For more
information on Continental Airlines, visit .