Continental Airlines Begins New Nonstop Service From Cleveland to Four New Cities

CLEVELAND, April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) on Sunday will begin new daily nonstop service from its Cleveland hub at Hopkins International Airport to four new cities — Birmingham, Ala., Charleston, S.C., Green Bay, Wis. and Tulsa, Okla.

The new cities are part of Continental’s expansion program underway at Cleveland that adds new domestic nonstop destinations, in addition to previously announced new service to Paris, France. New service from Cleveland to Greensboro, N.C., Omaha, Neb. and Savannah, Ga. began in March.

“Continental is pleased to be able to expand the range of destinations from our Cleveland hub with these new flights to Birmingham, Charleston, Green Bay and Tulsa,” said Robbie Anderson, senior director, Cleveland. “We will also add new service from Cleveland to Paris on May 22, which will be the second city in Europe with nonstop service from Cleveland.”

  The new weekday flight schedules are as follows:

Cleveland – Birmingham Birmingham – Cleveland

Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
9:20 a.m. 10:23 a.m. 7:35 a.m. 10:23 a.m.
8:50 a.m. 9:53 a.m. 11:35 a.m. 2:23 p.m.

Cleveland – Charleston Charleston – Cleveland

Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
11:35 a.m. 1:31 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:56 p.m.

Cleveland – Green Bay Green Bay – Cleveland

Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
3:10 p.m. 3:35 p.m. 8:05 a.m. 10:25 a.m.
8:50 p.m. 9:15 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:20 p.m.

Cleveland – Tulsa Tulsa – Cleveland

Departure Arrival Departure Arrival
9:00 a.m. 10:40 a.m. 7:25 a.m. 10:33 a.m.
8:50 p.m. 10:30 p.m. 11:10 a.m. 2:18 p.m.

Weekend timings may vary slightly.

Flights will be operated by 50-seat Continental Express regional jets. These jets come with individual reading lamps, individual air conditioning outlets, a full-size lavatory, storage for carry-on luggage and a wardrobe closet.

Continental Express passengers receive efficient service and comfortable leather seating, along with advance seat assignments and OnePass frequent flyer miles that can be redeemed on Continental and partner airlines.

Continental Airlines is the world’s fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,900 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 144 domestic and 139 international destinations. More than 550 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 45,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 69 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.

For the fifth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 World’s Most Admired Airline on its 2008 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. Additionally, Continental again won major awards at the OAG Airline of the Year Awards including “Best Airline Based in North America” for the fourth year in a row, and “Best Executive/Business Class” for the fifth consecutive year. For more company information, visit

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