Continental Airlines to expand First Class service on Boeing 757-300 Fleet

Travel News Asia 13 June 2005

Continental Airlines is to double the number of first class seats offered on its Boeing 757-300 aircraft.

We are seeing a significant increase in demand for our first class product, a result of our competitive fares as well as our complimentary upgrade program for OnePass Elite members, said Larry Kellner, Continentals chairman and chief executive officer. We are expanding our Boeing 757-300 fleet from nine to seventeen aircraft, and were going to offer a larger first class cabin to accommodate this demand.

Continentals Boeing 757-300 aircraft are currently equipped with 12 seats in the first class cabin and 210 in coach. With the seat reconfiguration, the aircraft will have 24 seats in first class and 192 in coach. The first of the reconfigured aircraft is scheduled to be completed this summer, with the remainder to be completed by early 2006.

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