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Continental Airlines brings Edmonton and Houston together today

Monday, November 2, 2009

2009-11-02T00:00:0013812009-11-02T09:04:00Continental Airlines brings Edmonton and Houston together today

Continental Airlines brings Edmonton and Houston together today
The celebration continues tomorrow with Continental Representative and EIA speaking at a partnership breakfast hosted by Leduc-Nisku EDA

Edmonton, Alta. (Nov. 2, 2009) — Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Continental Airlines today celebrated the successful launch of the new year-round Edmonton-Houston daily non-stop service. Passengers on last night's Inaugural inbound flight and this morning's inaugural outbound flight were treated to T-shirts, gift bags and a reception hosted by EIA and Continental Airlines.

"We are pleased to add Edmonton to our portfolio of Canadian destinations," says Jim Compton, Continental's Executive Vice president of Marketing. "The flight allows connections to Continental's vast network across the Southern United States and Latin America."

The celebration continues tomorrow with a breakfast featuring keynote addresses from Continental Airlines and EIA, with on the importance of linking our two oil centres, and discussion on Expansion 2012 and the growth of the Edmonton market's air service options. Hosted by the Leduc-Nisku EDA, the breakfast takes place at the Executive Royal Inn (8450 Sparrow Drive) and starts at 6:45 a.m.

Special Partnership Event: EIA and Continental Airlines
Location: Executive Royal Inn, 8450 Sparrow Drive
Time: 6:45 a.m., Nov. 3, 2009

"The Houston service is a great addition for travellers from Edmonton and across northern Alberta," says Reg Milley, EIA President and CEO. "Business travellers from northern Alberta's energy sector now enjoy the quickest possible route to Houston, America's oil capital. Houston also offers easy connections across the US, Central and South America. Now it's up to Edmontonians to ensure the success of the new route. When people are making travel plans, it's important to choose services like the new Continental flight or one of our other US and international non-stops to ensure these routes continue to be profitable and maintained in our community."

From Houston, Continental serves more than 160 destinations with over 600 daily departures. Flights to and from Edmonton are timed to offer easy connections throughout the rest of the airline's extensive global network. In addition to great flight options for business travellers, this Houston flight also offers connections to popular leisure destinations like Florida and the Caribbean. Continental is the newest member of the Star Alliance, meaning Aeroplan frequent flyers can earn valuable points when using the new Edmonton-Houston service.

FLIGHT SCHEDULE Depart Arrive

 

Edmonton to Houston 0640 1148
Houston to Edmonton 1800 2125

Key Connections from Houston: Many destinations in Mexico, Florida & the Caribbean, South America; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Travellers can now book tickets for the new flights at continental.com.

Note to media:
Images from both events are available (until Nov. 6) for editorial use:

https://webftp.flyeia.com 
Login: Houston Media
Password: Zh9XWDrr

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Media Contact:
Donna Call, Communications, EIA
p: 780 890 8454 c: 780 717 5117 e: dcall@flyeia.com

Edmonton International Airport (EIA) and Continental Airlines today celebrated the successful launch of the new year-round Edmonton-Houston daily non-stop service.