CHICAGO, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- United Continental Holdings, Inc. today announced Continental Airlines will begin nonstop flights between its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Port-Au-Prince, Haiti (PAP), on June 9, 2011, subject to government approval.
Initially flights will operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, converting to daily service on July 1, 2011.
The approximately four-hour flight (CO703) will depart Newark at 9:25 a.m., arriving in Port-Au-Prince at 12:15 p.m. The return flight (CO704) will depart Port-Au-Prince at 1:20 p.m., arriving in Newark at 6:15 p.m. Continental will utilize a Boeing 737-800 for the new service, with seating for 160 passengers (16 in first class and 144 in economy).
"We are pleased to offer convenient service to Port-Au-Prince, Continental's 27th Caribbean destination," said John Slater, United Airlines vice president of sales-Americas. "Thanks to the combined fleet of both United and Continental, we are now able to offer more travel options to new destinations."
Continental is the largest carrier in the New York City area, offering more departures to more destinations than any other airline.
About Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL). Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,400 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 142 domestic and 131 international destinations. Continental is a member of Star Alliance, which overall offers more than 21,200 daily flights to 1,172 airports in 181 countries through its 28 member airlines. Continental has hubs serving Cleveland, Guam, Houston and New York, and together with its regional partners, carries approximately 63 million passengers per year.
United Continental Holdings, Inc. became the holding company for both United and Continental upon close of the merger transaction. The two airlines will operate separately as they begin to integrate key customer services, marketing activities and airport processes. For more company information, go to continental.com and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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