PRNewswire-FirstCall NEW YORK Nov. 21 :
Continental Airlines today announced it will increase frequency of nonstop
service between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International and Hong
Kong from four flights a week to fives flights a week, effective December
8, 2003. With solid booking levels recorded in the third quarter of 2003,
Continental anticipates demand will continue to increase into the fourth
quarter and during the holiday Christmas season. Thus, Continental
Airlines will also increase frequency to six flights a week during the
peak Christmas period.
Continental is currently operating a 283-seat Boeing 777-200 on the route
providing a world-class flying experience for its passengers with the
award winning BusinessFirst seat—one of the widest business class seats
in the industry and a range of exclusive benefits including concierge
service and generous mileage bonuses.
“Continental is the only airline offering nonstop service from New York to
Hong Kong, saving at least four hours of flying and stopover time. Strong
demand from business and leisure travelers from both cities has enabled us
to increase our weekly schedule,” said a Continental Airlines spokesperson.