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Friday, September 14, 2007

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The Little Rock National Airport announces new nonstop service by Continental Airlines to Cleveland, which has a Continental hub to U.S. and overseas cities. The introductory fare will be $198. A good rate to see the National Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 14, 2007 – Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced that it will expand service at Little Rock National Airport, inaugurating two daily nonstop flights on a new route to Continental’s Cleveland hub.

At Cleveland, travelers have the ability to connect to dozens of additional destinations throughout the Midwest, Northeast, Canada and Europe – including London and Paris.  Continental’s hub at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is uncongested and has modern facilities including a relaxing Presidents Club lounge for members.

            Upon completion in early 2008 of the second phase of an expansion program under way at Cleveland, Continental will be providing 300 daily flights to 100 destinations, most of which will be accessible via the new flights from Little Rock.
            The new service to Cleveland complements Continental’s existing service from Little Rock.  Currently Continental provides up to seven daily flights to its Houston hub and one daily flight to its Newark/New York hub.  Following this expansion of service, Continental will provide a total of 10 daily departures from Little Rock.
            “Little Rock travelers have shown strong support for the high-quality, full-service flights we currently offer here,” said Greg Hart, staff vice president-scheduling.  “By introducing service to Cleveland, we can give our local customers more options for traveling to the destinations they want to reach around the world.  In addition, we make a valuable contribution to the local economy by bringing in more visitors and improving access to the business community.”
New Flights to Cleveland
            The new flights to Cleveland will commence on May 4, 2008, with departures at 7:11 a.m. and 2:51 p.m.  The flight is approximately 728 miles and is scheduled for approximately two hours and fifteen minutes.
            Return flights will depart Cleveland each day at 12:50 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.  This schedule makes it convenient for local business travelers to make a round-trip to Cleveland in one day, if desired.
            Flights will be operated by Continental Express regional jets.  A flight attendant on-board provides cabin service and a lavatory is located at the rear of the aircraft.
            No other airline currently provides nonstop service from Little Rock to Cleveland. 
Continental will provide a range of fares on the new route including low excursion fares, with restrictions, for vacation travelers, and unrestricted tickets with no penalties or change fees for travelers who want the utmost flexibility.
            Continental will inaugurate the service with a low introductory fare of $198 round trip to Cleveland.  Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 28, 2007.  The fare is valid for travel from the day the service starts until Aug. 28, 2008.  A three-night or Friday night stay is required.  Tickets are non-refundable and a $100 change fee applies.  The sale fare does not include a $3.40 per segment fee (each way), a $2.50 per segment security fee (each way), and passenger facility chares up to $18 (round trip).
            Continental’s OnePass frequent flyer program lets members earn miles that can be redeemed for reward travel or for bidding on unique VIP packages and products at the OnePass Online Auction.   Travelers can also earn miles and points that qualify for special Elite status benefits.
About Cleveland
            Cleveland is a major, growing hub for Continental and, as the home to many Fortune 500 companies, is an important Midwest business center.  In addition, Cleveland provides visitors with interesting entertainment options, including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, competitive major league sports teams, “The Flats” dining/entertainment district and easy access to Lake Erie.
Company Background
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 144 domestic and 138 international destinations. More than 400 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 67 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.
For the fourth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 World’s Most Admired Airline on its 2007 list of World’s Most Admired 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 fourth year in a row, and “Best Executive/Business Class” for the fifth consecutive year. For more company information, visit

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