Continental Inaugurates New Service
Continental Airlines, the OAG “Airline of the Year 2005,” will
begin daily nonstop flights from its New York-area hub at Newark Liberty
International Airport to Stockholm, Sweden starting tomorrow.This is the third of six trans-Atlantic routes Continental is launching
from New York this year. The carrier inaugurated service to Bristol on May
19 and Belfast on May 26. Following the addition of Stockholm, Continental
will inaugurate service to Hamburg on June 9; Berlin on June 30 and Delhi
on Nov. 1.
“The Stockholm service is another example of how the strength of
Continental’s New York/Newark hub is enabling us to give our customers
nonstop access to new destinations across the world,” said Jim Summerford,
Continental’s vice president of Europe, Middle East and India.
Flight CO68 departs New York/Newark daily at 6 p.m. and arrives at
Stockholm/Arlanda at 7:55 a.m. the next day. Flight CO69 departs
Stockholm/Arlanda daily at 9:25 a.m. and arrives at New York/Newark at
12:10 p.m. the same day. Flight times are approximately seven hours and 55
minutes traveling east and eight hours and 45 minutes westbound. The
Stockholm flights have been conveniently timed to connect at New
York/Newark with an extensive network of service throughout the U.S.,
Canada and Latin America.
Continental’s flights from New York/Newark to Stockholm will be operated
with a 172-seat Boeing 757 aircraft carrying 16 passengers in the
BusinessFirst cabin and 156 in economy.
This premium-class cabin features extra-wide electronic sleeper seats with
a 55-inch pitch, adjustable winged headrests and personal video screens. A
specially selected and trained corps of more than 200 concierges provides
individualized pre-flight and post-flight services for BusinessFirst
customers at 26 key international airports worldwide.
Sweden, with a population of nine million, is the largest of the Nordic
countries and the 12th largest economy in Europe. There are more than
1,200 U.S. owned companies in the country. More than 300,000 Americans
visit Sweden every year.
Stockholm is the 22nd city in Continental’s Europe and Middle East route
network and the airline’s second destination in Scandinavia. Continental
launched daily Boeing 757 nonstop service between New York/Newark and
Oslo, Norway in June 2004.