Continental joins Star Alliance Company Plus
London, 9 February 2010 - Star Alliance Company Plus (SACP) is pleased to welcome Continental Airlines as its 12th member. Continental Airlines offers a comprehensive route network from the UK and Ireland to the USA, announcing just last month that it will increase its frequency of flights between London and New York during 2010.
Continental’s addition as an SACP member will be welcome news for existing SACP members. From London Heathrow, the airline operates a three-times-daily direct service to its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport, plus a twice-daily service to Houston. The airline will add a fourth daily service from London Heathrow to New York effective 28 March 2010 and a fifth daily service effective 31 October. In addition, Continental operates non-stop services to New York from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, as well as Dublin and Shannon, serving more cities in the U.K. and Ireland than any other trans-Atlantic airline.
SACP members can choose to depart from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London-City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Newcastle and Shannon, confirming Star Alliance Company Plus as the leading SME loyalty programme in the UK. In addition to its UK network, Continental adds a range of further destinations across the US to the Star Alliance Company Plus network.
An additional bonus for SACP members is that effective 2 June 2010, all aircraft scheduled for Continental flights departing Heathrow will feature all new, flat bed seats in BusinessFirst, the airline’s business-class cabin.