Continental Airlines Will Launch Daily Direct Flights To Mumbai

Continental Airlines is to launch daily nonstop flights between its New York area hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Mumbai beginning October 30, 2007, subject to government approval.

Continental has operated nonstop service between New York and Delhi since 2005.

"We are excited about extending our Indian route network to include nonstop service to Mumbai," said Jim Compton, Continental's executive vice president-marketing. "Mumbai is the largest trans-Atlantic market not currently served by Continental and offers significant opportunities for growth in the future."

Mumbai will be the 30th city in Continental's trans-Atlantic route network.

Continental's New York/Newark-Mumbai flights will be operated with Boeing 777-200 aircraft with BusinessFirst and Economy cabins. Flying times will be approximately 14 hours and 50 minutes eastbound, and 16 hours and 15 minutes westbound.