Continental Airlines has launched seasonal daily non-stop services between its Cleveland hub and London’s Heathrow Airport. The new route replaces the airline’s previous seasonal services between Cleveland and London/Gatwick Airport.“The new flights give Cleveland travelers convenient access to Europe’s most popular gateway airport for U.S. travelers,” said Jim Compton, Continental’s executive vice president marketing. “In addition to serving London, Heathrow will provide both business and leisure travelers numerous connections to cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.”
The new Heathrow service will operate through 26 September 2009 (eastbound).
Flights depart Cleveland daily at 8:25 p.m. and arrive in London at 9:15 a.m. the next morning. The return flights depart London daily at 11:40 a.m. and arrive in Cleveland at 3:30 p.m. the same day.
The service will be operated by Boeing 757 aircraft, seating 16 passengers in BusinessFirst and 159 passengers in economy.
Continental will continue to operate two daily flights to Heathrow from its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport in addition to three daily flights to Heathrow from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport.
In addition to its Heathrow flights, Continental also operates easy connecting service from Cleveland through Newark Liberty to Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, as well as Dublin and Shannon.