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Continental Airlines is to launch Third Daily Flight between New York and London Heathrow

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Continental Airlines is to launch a third daily non-stop flight between its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, and Londons Heathrow Airport, effective October 25, 2008 (eastbound), subject to government approval and slot approval. On the same date, it will discontinue flights to London/Gatwick Airport from both New York and Houston.

Continental will continue to operate two daily flights from Houston to Heathrow in addition to the three daily flights from Liberty to Heathrow. 

Our focus on Heathrow is a response to the changing realities of the marketplace, said Jim Compton, Continentals executive vice president marketing. Our customers have shown a clear preference for Heathrow, and our main competitors have focused their operations there. We regret the need to end year-round operations at Gatwick, but it is imperative that we remain competitive and continue to meet the needs of our customers.

Continental operates a variety of Boeing jets (777, 767 and 757) on its routes from the U.S. to London, with ground operations at Heathrow Terminal 4. 

Continental also operates non-stop services from Liberty to Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, as well as Dublin and Shannon.

In addition, Continental and Virgin Atlantic Airways codeshare on several Virgin Atlantic-operated flights to London/Heathrow and London/Gatwick.

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