PALM SPRINGS, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Continental
Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced the launch of twice daily, nonstop
service from Palm Springs, Calif., to Houston`s Bush Intercontinental Airport
beginning December 12.
The service aboard the latest version of Embraer`s fast, quiet
50-passenger ERJ-145 ExpressJet, will feature a comfortable leather interior
with only window and aisle seating.
“Previously Continental was only able to provide seasonal 737-500 service
to the Palm Springs area,” said Jason Reisinger, manager of route planning.
“The commencement of year-round service on the new, quiet and comfortable
ExpressJet will allow Continental to provide a greatly improved level of
service and convenient connections to more Continental destinations than ever
Houston is the best hub for travel to Mexico and is also an excellent
connecting point for travel to the East.
Continental Express, operated by ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., employs more
than 5,200 people and provides Continental Airlines with all of its regional
airline capacity at its hub airports in Houston, Cleveland and Newark.
Continental Express offers advance seat assignments and OnePass frequent flyer
miles, which can be redeemed anywhere in the world Continental and its
alliance carriers fly. ExpressJet Airlines is wholly owned by ExpressJet
Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: XJT).
Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 2,100 departures daily to 120 domestic and 91 international
destinations. Operating hubs in New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
Continental serves more international cities than any other U.S. carrier,
including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For
more information, visit continental.com.