Continental Airlines celebrated the 20th anniversary of its non-stop London/Gatwick
to Houston service by presenting passengers with drinks and canapés courtesy of BAA
Gatwick at the Continental check-in area at the South Terminal.As a thank you to passengers for their continued support, Bob Schumacher,
Continental’s Senior Director U.K. & Ireland, Jill Pullen, Continental’s Airport
Business Manager and Paul Griffiths, BAA Gatwick’s Managing Director, joined in the
Continental’s Gatwick-Houston route was launched on 28 April 1985 and has carried
over three and a half million passengers since its inception. The flights to
Houston - home of Continental Airlines - were the airline’s first foray into the
U.K. market. Continental has since launched flights to both New York/Newark and
Cleveland and now operates up to six services a day from Gatwick to the U.S.A.
“We are delighted to celebrate twenty years of service from Gatwick,” said Bob
Schumacher. “We remain committed to our Gatwick-Houston operation and look forward
to providing the same level of award-winning service to transatlantic travellers for
the next twenty years!”
Flight CO35 departs Gatwick daily at 09:30 a.m., arriving at George Bush
Intercontinental Airport Houston (IAH) 13:40 p.m. The return flight, CO34, departs
Houston daily at 15:50 p.m., arriving at Gatwick at 06:55 a.m. the following day.
Flight CO5 departs Gatwick daily at 12:00 p.m., arriving at Houston 16:10 p.m. The
return flight, CO4, departs Houston daily at 18:45 p.m., arriving at Gatwick at
09:55 a.m. the following day.
In addition, Continental flies non-stop to the U.S.A. from more U.K. airports than
any other airline - London/Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Next month, Continental will also launch daily non-stop services to New York/Newark
from Belfast and Bristol.