is to launch a third daily non-stop flight between its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, and Londonís
Heathrow Airport, effective October 25, 2008 (eastbound), subject to government approval and slot approval. On the same date, it will discontinue
flights to London/Gatwick Airport from both New York and Houston.
Continental will continue to operate two daily flights from Houston to Heathrow in addition to the three daily flights from Liberty to Heathrow.
ďOur focus on Heathrow is a response to the changing realities of the marketplace,Ē said Jim Compton, Continentalís executive vice president
marketing. ďOur customers have shown a clear preference for Heathrow, and our main competitors have focused their operations there. We
regret the need to end year-round operations at Gatwick, but it is imperative that we remain competitive and continue to meet the needs of our
Continental operates a variety of Boeing jets (777, 767 and 757) on its routes from the U.S. to London, with ground operations at Heathrow
Continental also operates non-stop services from Liberty to Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, as well as Dublin
In addition, Continental and Virgin Atlantic Airways codeshare on several Virgin Atlantic-operated flights to London/Heathrow and
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