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Continental Airlines to launch daily non-stop flights between New York/Newark and Stockholm

Travel News Asia 19 October 2004

Continental Airlines is to launch daily non-stop flights between New York/Newark and Stockholm effective June 2, 2005, subject to government approval.

"Travelers who use our New York hub have been asking us for more access to Scandinavia, and we are pleased to answer that request with our new flights to Stockholm, said Jim Summerford, Continental's Vice President - Europe & Middle East. This route builds on Newark Libertys status as having more trans-Atlantic routes - 24 - than any airline hub on either continent.

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

Flight CO68 will depart New York/Newark daily at 6:00 p.m., arriving at Stockholm/Arlanda at 7:55 a.m. the next day. The return flight, CO69, will depart Stockholm/Arlanda daily at 9:25 a.m., arriving at New York/Newark at 12:10 p.m. the same day. Flying times will be approximately seven hours 55 minutes eastbound and eight hours 45 minutes westbound.

Sweden, with a population of nine million, is the largest of the Nordic countries and the 12th largest economy in Europe. The royal capital city Stockholm, with a population of 1.8 million, was founded 750 years ago and features a wealth of cultural and tourist attractions. There are approximately 4.6 million Americans with Swedish ancestry. The United States is Swedens biggest export market, accounting for $12 billion a year 12 percent of total exports and there are over 1,200 U.S.-owned companies in Sweden. More than 300,000 Americans visit Sweden every year.

Stockholm will become Continentals second destination in Scandinavia. Continental launched a daily Boeing 757 non-stop service between Oslo, Norway and New York/Newark in June 2004.

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