Continental Inaugurate Nonstop Service

Continental Airlines and the Sacramento County Airport System announced
the airline will begin once-daily nonstop, seasonal service May 2 linking
Sacramento, Calif., with the airline`s hub in New York/Newark.

The new service, which will operate through Sept. 7, will connect the
California capital with Continental`s New York hub at Newark Liberty
International Airport and dozens of cities throughout the eastern United
States and the Caribbean.

“As the airline with the largest presence in the New York area,
Continental is proud to link the capital of California with the world`s
financial capital,” said Hershel Kamen, Continental`s staff vice president
of international and regulatory affairs. “This summer, travelers in
Sacramento will find getting to the east coast, eastern Canada and the
Caribbean to be easier than ever.”

Continental`s Sacramento-bound flight will depart Liberty International
Airport at 5:40 p.m., arriving at 9 p.m. The return flight will depart
Sacramento at 10 p.m. and arrive at Liberty at 6 a.m.

The airline will continue to operate its two daily nonstop flights between
Sacramento and Houston. Those services offer connections to dozens of
cities in the southern and eastern United States and in Latin America.


Continental will operate its Sacramento-New York services with the all-new
Boeing 737-700 next-generation aircraft, which seats 12 customers in first
class and 112 in coach. Continental`s flights will offer full-service
comforts, including complimentary meal service and in-flight movies and

OnePass frequent flyer program members will earn miles that can be
redeemed on Continental and its partner carriers to hundreds of
destinations worldwide.

Continental also offers its Silver, Gold and Platinum-level OnePass
members and its full-fare coach travelers EliteAccess benefits, including
complimentary space-available first class upgrades and priority boarding
and baggage handling.

Travelers flying to New York will arrive at Newark Liberty International
Airport, the New York-area airport most convenient to midtown Manhattan
and Newark, N.J. Frequent commuter rail and Amtrak service at Liberty
International Airport takes customers to New York`s Penn Station in less
than 30 minutes, and offers connections to points throughout New Jersey.
In addition, Continental offers on-airport connections via Amtrak to
Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., and Stamford and New Haven, Conn.

Customers flying beyond New York can connect to dozens of cities in the
eastern United States, and to cities in Canada and the Caribbean. With
more than 360 daily flights to more than 120 destinations worldwide,
Continental is the largest airline in the New York area. The airline`s
Terminal C at Liberty Airport, which includes Saks Fifth Avenue and
Kenneth Cole department stores and a variety of high-end and fast-food
restaurants, has been ranked highest among U.S. airports in terminal
Continental Airlines is the world`s seventh-largest airline with more than
2,300 daily departures to 126 domestic and 101 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 51 million passengers per year. FORTUNE ranks
Continental one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America, an honor
it has earned for six consecutive years. FORTUNE ranked the company
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 in 2003.
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