Continental Airlines announced today that it will resume its second daily
Boeing 777 non-stop service between Newark Liberty International Airport
and Tel Aviv, Israel effective March 31, 2004 (eastbound).
The second daily flight to Tel Aviv, CO84, will depart New York/Newark
daily at 3:30 p.m., arriving in Tel Aviv at 9:15 a.m. the following day.
The return flight, CO85, will depart Tel Aviv at 11:15 a.m. and arrive in
New York/Newark at 4:15 p.m. the same day. The flight time is
approximately 10 hours 45 minutes eastbound and 12 hours westbound.
Continental suspended the operation of the second daily service on the
route in November 2000.
“We are delighted that strengthening customer demand on the New York-Tel
Aviv route is enabling us to restart the second daily service,” said Jim
Summerford, Continental`s Vice President International. “Since we started
service to Israel in 1999 we have been the first choice for travelers on
the route, despite the fluctuations in overall market demand, and this
doubling of capacity reflects the popularity of our product.”
The existing daily New York/Newark-Tel Aviv flight, CO90, departs New
York/Newark daily at 10:50 p.m., arriving in Tel Aviv at 4:05 p.m. the
following day. The return flight, CO91, departs Tel Aviv daily at 11:30
p.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 4:45 a.m. the following day.
Continental Airlines is the world`s seventh-largest airline with more than
2,200 daily departures to 127 domestic and 96 international destinations
throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. With 42,000 mainline employees,
the airline has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and
carries approximately 41 million passengers per year. Fortune ranks
Continental one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America, 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 . Continental Airlines editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire.