Continental Airlines has launched daily nonstop
flights to the following three new destinations from its Houston hub at George
Bush Intercontinental Airport: Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Washington
Dulles International Airport (IAD) and Edmonton International
The new service
to Frankfurt will be operated with Boeing 767-400ER aircraft,
seating 35 passengers in BusinessFirst and 200 passengers
in economy. Flights will depart Houston daily at 6:55
p.m., arriving in Frankfurt at 11:45 a.m. the next day. The return
flights will depart Frankfurt daily at 1:50 p.m., arriving
in Houston at 6:15 p.m. the same day.
“We are pleased to
further expand our network of service from Houston by linking our largest hub to Frankfurt, the largest hub of Lufthansa,
our new Star Alliance partner,” said Jeff Smisek,
Continental’s president and chief operating officer. “This new
flight complements Lufthansa’s existing Houston-Frankfurt
service, and is a good example of the benefits that Star
Alliance will bring to our customers. Now our customers have
twice-a-day nonstop service between Houston and Frankfurt
on which they can earn and redeem OnePass miles, receive elite level recognition and enjoy all the other benefits or our new
membership in Star Alliance. Continental’s and Lufthansa’s
flights together offer customers more travel options to Frankfurt
and many additional points in Europe, Asia and Africa via
convenient connections at Lufthansa’s hub.”
London, Paris and Amsterdam as the fourth European city served
nonstop by Continental from Houston. Continental also
operates flights to Frankfurt, as well as two additional
cities in Germany - Berlin and Hamburg - from its New York hub at
Newark Liberty International Airport.
The flights to Washington Dulles
International Airport will provide customers with
increased connecting opportunities between Continental and its
Star Alliance partner, United, which has an international
hub at Dulles.
Continental Express service from Houston
will be operated by ExpressJet using an Embraer regional
jet aircraft with 50 seats. The flights from Houston will depart
at 7:25 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 6:50 p.m. Return flights will
depart Washington, D.C. at 6:05 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:35 p.m.
A new service to Washington Dulles
from Continental’s hub at Cleveland was also launched on
The daily service to Edmonton will be operated
using a Boeing 737-500 aircraft with 114 seats. The
flights will depart Houston at 6:00 p.m. and arrive at Edmonton at
9:25 p.m. Return flights will depart Edmonton at 6:40 a.m.
and arrive in Houston at 11:56 a.m..
Edmonton is the 11th
Canadian destination served by Continental and the fourth served from the Houston hub. Other nonstop destinations in Canada
from Houston are Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver.
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