Continental Airlines will
begin daily nonstop service from Liberty International Airport in Newark
to Guayaquil, Ecuador, on June 9, 2005. Continental’s new direct nonstop flight between New York/Newark and
Guayaquil will replace the airline’s existing service, which makes a stop
in Panama City. The new flight will depart Newark Liberty at 11:30 p.m.,
arriving in Guayaquil at 5:20 a.m. The return flight will depart Guayaquil
at 7:45 a.m., arriving at Newark Liberty at 3:15 p.m.
Continental will operate a Boeing 737-800 jet with seating for 14
passengers in First Class and 141 in Coach on the year-round Newark-
Guayaquil service. Continental also offers nonstop service to Guayaquil
and Quito, Ecuador, from Houston, as well as service to Quito from Newark.
“Continental is pleased to continue its leadership role in providing
service to business, leisure and ethnic markets in Latin America,” said
Pete Garcia, Staff Vice President, Latin America.
Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city and main port, is the country’s economic
center and the stopping-off point for visits to the Galapagos Islands. In
recent years, Guayaquil has devoted considerable resources to the
development of tourism.
Continental Airlines is the second-largest U.S. airline into Latin America
and the Caribbean, with service to 64 destinations in 24 countries,
including seven destinations in South America.
The airline’s Latinization initiative features Spanish-speaking flight
attendants on the majority of Latin American flights, bilingual
reservations and flight-information lines from the U.S., Spanish-English
signage at major U.S. and Latin American airports, Spanish-language
functionality on its Web site, and Spanish-language options on e-Ticket