CLEVELAND, April 4, 2007—Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL), today announced the first ever nonstop scheduled service between the airline’s Cleveland hub (CLE) and Quebec’s Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). The flights will enhance Continental’s existing service to Quebec from its New York hub at Newark.
The seasonal weekly Cleveland to Quebec service begins on June 9, 2007 and ends on Oct. 28, 2007. The schedule is as follows:
Departure / Arrival
12:45 p.m. / 2:38 p.m.
Departure / Arrival
7:55 a.m. / 10: a.m.
Continental Express, the regional carrier for Continental Airlines, is operating the new flight utilizing a 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet. Customers flying on the new service receive OnePass frequent flyer miles for every trip, online check-in within 24 hours of departure and automated self-service check-in at every airport Continental serves in the U.S. and a growing number of offshore locations. In addition, customers have the ability to book flights, check in, redeem frequent flyer awards and more at continental.com.
Known for its rich history and heritage, Quebec is a modern and dynamic city. Its geographic location, diverse economic base and magnificent scenery make it a destination for both business travel and tourism. The city will celebrate its 400th anniversary in 2008 and has been designated a world heritage site by UNESCO.
Continental Airlines is the world’s fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,100 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 150 domestic and 136 international destinations. More than 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 44,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 67 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.
In 2006, Continental Airlines won its sixth J.D. Power and Associates award since 1996. The carrier received the highest rank in customer satisfaction among network carriers in North America in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Airline Satisfaction Index SurveySM. For the fourth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 Most Admired Global Airline on its 2007 list of Most Admired Global Companies. Continental was also named the No. 1 airline on the publication’s 2007 America’s Most Admired airline industry list. Additionally, Continental again won major awards at the OAG Airline of the Year Awards including “Best Airline Based in North America” for the third year in a row, and “Best Executive/Business Class” for the fourth consecutive year. For more company information, visit continental.com.