August 14, 2006

Continental Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between New York and Roatan, Honduras

HOUSTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines today announced new nonstop Saturday service between New York at Newark Liberty International Airport and Roatan, Honduras, beginning December 16, pending government approval.

Continental will operate a Boeing 737-700 with space for 12 customers in first class and 112 in coach on the Saturday-only flight to Roatan, located on the northern coast of Honduras and a favorite among scuba, golf and sport- fishing enthusiasts. The flight will depart New York/Newark at 9:50 a.m. and arrive in Roatan at 1:35 p.m. The return flight will leave Roatan at 2:25 p.m., arriving in New York/Newark at 7:45 p.m. Flights are timed conveniently to allow connections for passengers at Newark Liberty. Continental also offers year-round service to Roatan, from Houston, Texas.

Framed by tranquil bays and mountain forests, Roatan is a popular gateway for eco-tourism in the diverse tropical region. It is home to nearly 100 dive sites, excellent, well-established dive resorts and operations, and the most developed tourism infrastructure in the Bay Islands, Honduras.

Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,200 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 154 domestic and 138 international destinations. More than 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 43,000 employees,

Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 61 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.

In 2006, Continental Airlines won its sixth J.D. Power and Associates award since 1996. The carrier received the highest rank in customer satisfaction among network carriers in North America in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Airline Satisfaction Index Survey(SM). For the third consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 Most Admired Global Airline on its 2006 list of Most Admired Global Companies. Continental was also named the No. 1 airline on the publication's 2006 America's Most Admired airline industry list. Additionally, Continental again won major awards at the OAG Airline of the Year Awards including "Best Airline Based in North America" for the third year in a row, and "Best Executive/Business Class" for the fourth consecutive year. For more company information, visit

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