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Five new routes for Continental

Continental Airlines is launching five new routes to the Caribbean and Latin America. The airline will begin services from its Houston hub to Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Continental will also inaugurate service from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport to Liberia, Costa Rica and Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.

Service will begin from LaGuardia International Airport to the Caribbean island of Aruba.

Continental is beginning the new routes to Bonaire and Punta Cana today. The new routes to Curacao, Aruba and Liberia will begin on Dec. 17.

The new flight to Punta Cana departs Houston at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, arriving in Punta Cana at 7:35 p.m. The return flight departs Punta Cana at 9 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and arrives in Houston at 11:50 a.m. The flight schedule is timed conveniently to allow for one-stop daylight connections from the Midwest and West Coast.


The weekly flight to Bonaire will depart Houston on Fridays at 11:30 p.m. and arrive at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday. The return flight will depart Bonaire on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., arriving in Houston at 11:35 a.m.

The Saturday flight from LaGuardia to Aruba will depart at 7:50 a.m. and arrive in Aruba at 1:20 p.m. The return flight will depart Aruba on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and arrive at LaGuardia at 6:15 p.m.

The Saturday flight to Liberia will depart Newark at 8:50 a.m. and arrive at 1:05 p.m. The return flight will depart Liberia at 1:55 p.m. and arrive at Newark at 8:10 p.m.

The flight to Curacao will depart Newark at 9:05 a.m. and arrive at 2:50 p.m. The return flight will depart Curacao on Saturdays at 3:45 p.m. and arrive in Newark at 7:45 p.m.

Continental will utilize a Boeing 737-700 on the new flights. This type of aircraft has 12 first class seats and 112 in coach.

Continental now serves a total of 77 destinations served in Latin America and the Caribbean.