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Continental Airlines launches non-stop service between New York and Bristol

Travel News Asia 23 May 2005

Continental Airlines has launched daily nonstop flights from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport to Bristol, in southwest England.

This new service is the first in a wave of six new trans-Atlantic routes Continental is inaugurating from New York this year. Following the launch of flights to Bristol, Continental will begin nonstop service from New York/Newark to Belfast on May 26; Stockholm, June 2; Hamburg, June 19; Berlin, June 30; and Delhi on Nov. 1.

Continental flight CO76 departs New York/Newark daily at 8:55 p.m. and arrives in Bristol at 8:55 a.m. the next day. The return flight CO77 departs Bristol daily at 11:10 a.m. and arrives in New York/Newark at 2 p.m. the same day. The flight times are seven hours heading east and seven hours and 50 minutes traveling west.

Its great to add Bristol to our U.K. route network and offer a more convenient service to this region for our customers in the Americas, said Jim Summerford, Continentals vice president, Europe, Middle East and India. Travelers heading to southwest England and south Wales no longer have to face the extra time traveling to London. They can now fly nonstop to Bristol.

Bristol is the largest city in southwest England and is home to the national headquarters of more than 160 companies. Bristol is also home to high-tech businesses, aerospace industries and is one of Europes leading locations for micro-electronics and silicon design, with more than 400 such companies.

Continentals New York/Newark to Bristol flights are operated with a 172-seat Boeing 757 aircraft, carrying 16 passengers in the award winning BusinessFirst cabin and 156 in economy.

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