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Continental Airlines to launch non-stop Flights between New York and New Delhi

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 6 April 2005

Continental Airlines is to launch daily nonstop flights between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and New Delhi, India beginning October 31 2005 subject to government approval.

The service will reduce travel time between New York and New Delhi by at least two and a half hours by eliminating any stop or connection en route.

“This new long-range route to India represents further evolution of our successful trans-Atlantic network from New York/Newark,” said Jim Summerford, Continental’s vice president, Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Travelers between New York and New Delhi will find it much more convenient to use our nonstop service, and our hub in the northeastern United States provides excellent connections to dozens of other cities.”

Flight CO82 will depart New York/Newark daily at 9:05 p.m. and arrive at New Delhi at 9:30 p.m. the next day. Flight CO83 will depart New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport daily at 11:30 p.m. and will arrive at New York/Newark at 4:50 a.m. the next day. Flying times will be approximately 13 hours and 55 minutes traveling east from New York to New Delhi and 15 hours and 50 minutes traveling west.

This new service will be Continental’s second longest nonstop trip at 7,323 miles—second only to New York to Hong Kong which is 8,060 miles.

Continental’s New York/Newark to New Delhi flights will be operated with a 283-seat Boeing 777 aircraft with a capacity of 48 passengers in the BusinessFirst cabin and 235 in the Economy class.

Passengers arriving at Liberty International on Continental flights from New Delhi will be able to use exclusive immigration and customs facilities in Terminal C3, Continental’s Global Gateway, and connect quickly and easily with Continental’s 402 daily flights from Liberty International to 170 destinations throughout the Americas. 

India is one of the world’s most exciting tourist destinations. According to the Government of India’s Ministry of Tourism, foreign tourist arrivals in January and February 2005 were up by 14.5 percent and 17.3 percent respectively on the same months during the previous year.

India is the world’s seventh largest and second most populous country, with a population of more than 1 billion people.

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