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Continental Airlines to launch daily non-stop service between New York and Berlin

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 11 October 2004

Continental Airlines is to launch daily non-stop flights between New York/Newark and Germanys Berlin/Tegel Airport effective July 1, 2005, subject to government approval.

Continental will offer travelers between U.S. and Berlin an unbeatable combination award-winning service and more options for their trans-Atlantic travels, said Jim Summerford, Continentals Vice President Europe & Middle East. With our unique ability to offer travelers fast and easy connections at New York, were confident that Continental will quickly become the first choice for non-stop travel to Berlin.

Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor of Berlin, said: Berlin is the capital of the biggest economy in Europe. Having a non-stop flight to the U.S. again after several years shows that Berlin is back on the map across the Atlantic as well. We look forward to welcoming a lot of American visitors to enjoy Berlins various sights and cultural highlights and to deepen the economical and political relations that are so important for both our countries.

The face of Berlin the seat of the German government and a melting pot between western and eastern Europe has changed rapidly in recent years. The citys many cultural attractions include its renowned architecture, three opera houses, seven orchestras and more than 170 museums and galleries, while its vibrant club scene and nightlife make it very popular with young people. Some 130 U.S. companies have operations in the Berlin region.

Continental's New York/Newark-Berlin flights will be operated with a 172-seat Boeing 757 aircraft, carrying 16 passengers in the BusinessFirst cabin and 156 in Economy.

Flight CO96 will depart New York/Newark daily at 6:45 p.m., arriving at Berlin at 8:40 a.m. the next day. The return flight, CO97, will depart Berlin daily at 10:15 a.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 1:25 p.m. the same day. The flying times will be approximately 7 hours 55 minutes eastbound and 9 hours 10 minutes westbound.

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