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Continental Inaugurates Hamburg Non-Stop

Continental Airlines,
the world’s sixth largest airline and the OAG “Airline of the Year 2005,”
will inaugurate daily nonstop service starting tomorrow from its New York
hub at Newark Liberty International Airport to Hamburg, Germany. This is
the only scheduled nonstop trans-Atlantic service from this German city.“This service represents a great opportunity, both for Continental and for
trans-Atlantic travelers from the Hamburg region,” said Jim Summerford,
Continental’s vice president Europe, Middle East and Asia. “They can now
take advantage of award-winning service on nonstop flights from their
local airport.”

Continental flight CO74 departs New York/Newark daily at 6 p.m. and
arrives at Hamburg at 7:45 a.m. the next day. Flight CO75 departs Hamburg
daily at 9:15 a.m. and arrives at New York/Newark at 11:55 a.m. the same
day. The flight times are 7 hours and 45 minutes from New York/Newark to
Hamburg and eight hours and 40 minutes when traveling from Hamburg to New

This new route is the fourth of six trans-Atlantic flights that are being
added by Continental Airlines this year. Continental Airlines added daily
nonstop service from New York/Newark to Bristol on May 19; to Belfast on
May 26 and to Stockholm on June 2. The two remaining trans-Atlantic
flights that will be added from New York/Newark this year will be Berlin
on June 30 and Delhi on November 1.

Continental’s New York/Newark to Hamburg flights are operated with a
172-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft, carrying 16 passengers in the
BusinessFirst cabin and 156 in economy. The aircraft on the inaugural
flight will be equipped with Aviation Partners Boeing Blended
Winglets(TM), the first aircraft of its type in the world to be modified
this way. The 8-foot-2-inch winglets, which have been approved by the
Federal Aviation Administration after a stringent set of tests and
certifications, are expected to achieve up to a five percent fuel savings
and give the airplanes approximately 200 nautical miles of additional
range. Eleven of Continental’s 41 757-200 aircraft are scheduled to be
equipped with winglets this year.

The premium-class cabin features extra-wide electronic sleeper seats with
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.


Passengers arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport on Continental
flights from Hamburg can use the spacious and modern immigration and
customs facilities in Terminal C3-Continental’s Global Gateway. Travelers
can connect quickly and easily with Continental’s 420 daily flights from
Newark Liberty International airport to more than 180 destinations
worldwide, in some cases without having to change terminals.