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Continental Airlines to launch Flights between Houston and Rio de Janeiro

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Continental Airlines is preparing to launch nonstop seasonal flights between its Houston hub and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

The new service will operate three times weekly from December 17, 2008, through February 28, 2009. Flights will depart from Houstons Bush Intercontinental Airport on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 9:00 p.m. and arrive at Rios Galeo International Airport at 11:10 a.m. the following day.

The return flights will depart from Rio de Janeiro on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:40 p.m. and arrive at Houston at 6:00 a.m. the following day.

Responding to the needs of our corporate customers, were pleased to offer convenient nonstop service between these two important oil markets, said John Slater, Continentals managing director Latin America. This new service will also provide easier access to one of the most exciting tourist destinations in the world.

The airline currently operates two daily flights between the U.S. and Brazil. Daily service is offered between Continentals New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and So Paulos Guarulhos International Airport, and between Houston and Rio de Janeiro, via So Paulo. 

Continental will utilize a Boeing 767-400 aircraft on the route, with 35 seats in BusinessFirst and 200 seats in economy.

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