Continental Airlines is to launch daily nonstop
flights between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International
Airport and Munich, effective 27 March 2010.
“We are excited about launching service between
New York and Munich, the largest German city not currently
served by Continental and a hub for our new partner Lufthansa,”
said Jim Compton, the airline’s executive vice president
of marketing. “As well as extending Continental service to
a new market in Germany, this hub-to-hub link will provide
additional travel options and opportunities for our
customers on both sides of the Atlantic.”
will depart Newark Liberty daily at 5:25 p.m. and arrive in Munich
at 7:50 a.m. the next day. The return flight, CO107, will
depart Munich’s Franz Josef Strauss International Airport
daily at 9:20 a.m. and arrive at Newark Liberty at 12:35 p.m. the
The schedule of the Continental service
complements that of Lufthansa’s existing daily New York/Newark-Munich service, which departs Newark Liberty about three hours
later and Munich about six hours later.
Continental flights will be operated by Boeing 767- 200ER aircraft,
seating 25 passengers in BusinessFirst and 149 passengers
in economy class.
The new flight has been timed to provide
convenient connections at Munich, where Star Alliance
partner flights provide service to over 95 destinations in Western
Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and at New
York/Newark with an extensive network of Continental flights to more than 100 destinations throughout the U.S.,
Canada and Latin America.
Munich, the capital of Bavaria and the economic
centre of southern Germany, is the country’s third largest
city after Berlin and Hamburg, with a population of 1.3 million in
the city and 5 million in the Munich Metropolitan Region.
Famed for its historic and modern architecture and annual
Oktoberfest beer celebration, Munich boasts a wealth of cultural
attractions and institutions. Among the many
world- renowned companies whose headquarters are in the city are Siemens AG (electronics), BMW (cars), MAN AG (trucks,
engineering), Allianz (insurance) and Munich Re
(re-insurance). Lufthansa operates a hub at Munich’s Franz Josef
Strauss International Airport, which is the second- largest
airport in Germany after Frankfurt.
Continental currently offers
nonstop service between New York/Newark and Frankfurt,
Berlin and Hamburg. In addition, the airline launched nonstop
service from Houston to Frankfurt on 1 November 2009. Munich
will be the 30th destination in Continental’s trans-Atlantic route
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