Continental Airlines Announces $777 Intro Fare to Launch Newark to Shanghai Nonstop Service

05 Feb 2009 [10:30h]     Bookmark and Share

Special $777 roundtrip fare available from New York and Boston; $888 roundtrip fare from numerous other cities including Houston and Cleveland; 10,000 mile OnePass bonus for travel in the first week

New York- Continental Airlines announced a low introductory roundtrip fare of $777 for its new nonstop flight to Shanghai, China from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (subject to government approval), scheduled to begin March 25, 2009. This new introductory fare is also available from Boston.

The roundtrip fare to Shanghai from Houston, Cleveland, Miami, New Orleans and several additional cities is $888.

In addition, customers traveling on the new flight between March 25 and May 31, receive 10,000 OnePass bonus miles.

Tickets must be purchased by Feb. 28, 2009, for travel commencing March 25 through April 30, 2009. A seven-day minimum stay is required and travel must be completed by June 30, 2009. International taxes and fees of up to $95, passenger facility charges of up to $18 and a Sept. 11 security fee of up to $10 will be added to the fare. Tickets are nonrefundable, seats are limited and other restrictions may apply. For reservations and additional information, visit>Deals & Offers>Special Offers.

The Newark Liberty to Shanghai service provides daily nonstop flights to the largest U.S.-China market that today lacks daily service, linking the world’s financial center and top business and tourism destination with China’s center for finance and trade.

The flight is timed to provide convenient roundtrip connections at Continental’s New York hub to more than 60 other cities throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Continental will operate the nonstop flight daily with a Boeing 777-200 aircraft. Flight 87 will depart Liberty at 11:20 a.m., arriving in Shanghai mid-afternoon the following day at 1:45 p.m. The return flight 86 will depart Shanghai in the afternoon at 3:45 p.m. and arrive at Liberty in the evening of the same day at 6:20 p.m. Flying times are approximately 14 hours and 30 minutes in each direction.

Continental has operated nonstop service between Liberty and Beijing since 2005 and between Liberty and Hong Kong since 2001.

Continental Airlines Corporate Communications, Phone: +1-713-324-5080