Continental to resume HK-Guam direct flights

Guest Writer

Hong Kong, Jan. 15, 2010 - Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) announced today that it will resume its non-stop flights from Hong Kong to Guam beginning on April 2, 2010, subject to government approval. The direct flights from Hong Kong to Guam will be operated twice-weekly by Continental Micronesia utilizing its fleet of Boeing 737-800 aircraft, each with a total of 155 seats, including 14 business class seats and 141 coach class seats.

Continental Airlines first started operating direct Hong Kong-Guam flights in 1991, but temporarily suspended the service in August 2008. With the reintroduction of the Hong Kong-Guam direct service, Continental Airlines will become the exclusive airline to provide non-stop service from Hong Kong to the beautiful beach destination in the Micronesian islands. In addition, travelers from Hong Kong may also make a very convenient connection to Honolulu, Hawaii at Guam Airport.

The flight schedule is as follows:

Flight Frequency * Departing Arriving Flight Time
CO910 Monday & Friday Hong Kong 10:30 p.m. Guam 5:10 a.m. + 1* 4:40 hrs
CO909 Monday & Friday Guam 6:35 p.m. Hong Kong 9:25 p.m. 4:50 hrs

Remark: *+1 arriving on the following day.
*Connecting services to Guam via Manila or Tokyo is available for the other days of the week.

“I am pleased that we are able to reintroduce nonstop service from Hong Kong to Guam,” said Matt Miller, managing director of the Asia-Pacific for Continental Airlines. “Guam is our regional hub, and the introduction will mark our second non-stop destination for customers in Hong Kong in addition to New York, where we provide daily flights on our Boeing 777-200 aircraft. I would like to thank our business partners in the travel trade industry in Hong Kong for their great support and cooperation to make this restart possible.”

“Guam has been one of the top destinations for wedding, honeymoon and family travel,” said Walter Dias, Continental’s managing director of Greater China and Southeast Asia. “It makes perfect sense for us to restart the service, as Hong Kong is now participating in the Guam/CNMI Visa Waiver Program, eligible holders of a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Passport or British National Overseas passport can travel to Guam or Saipan without a visa. We look forward to providing customers in Hong Kong with Continental’s new convenient services not only to Guam, but also to Honolulu via Guam.”

Since Continental Airlines is a member of Star Alliance, the world’s largest alliance, Star Alliance members in Hong Kong can now enjoy an award travel to Guam or Honolulu on this new Continental’s flight by using their accumulated miles while they can also earn miles with purchased tickets on these flights.

Continental Airlines is the world’s fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,400 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 130 domestic and 132 international destinations. Continental is a member of Star Alliance, which overall offers 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 countries through its 26 member airlines. With more than 41,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with its regional partners, carries approximately 63 million passengers per year.

Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. For the sixth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No.1 World’s Most Admired Airline on its 2009 list of World’s Most Admired Companies. For more company information, go to continental.com.

Continental Airlines is the only carrier offering daily nonstop service from Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai to New York. Continental is also the largest carrier in New York and offers connections to over 150 destinations throughout the Americas. The routes are serviced with B777-200 aircraft with spacious cabins and individual entertainment in every seat. For reservations, please contact Continental Reservations (852) 3198 5777.

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