Continental launches 5th daily New York/Newark-London flight

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CHICAGO – Continental Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc., will inaugurate a fifth daily flight from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport on Oct. 30. The airline also operates two daily flights from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport, its largest hub, to Heathrow.

The additional flight offers Continental customers a new late-evening departure from New York/Newark, while the westbound schedule now features an early-morning departure from Heathrow.

“The fifth daily New York/Newark-Heathrow service enables Continental to offer its customers on this flagship route a choice of flights at popular times of the day,” said Jim Compton, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of United Continental Holdings, Inc. “With this improved schedule and all our Heathrow flights featuring flat-bed seats in our award-winning BusinessFirst cabin, Continental has a highly attractive offering on the New York-London route, one of the most competitive routes in the world.”

Effective Oct. 30, Continental’s London winter schedule will be as follows (timings will be different after Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 7; for verification of schedules, go to continental.com):

To London/Heathrow

Origin
Flight no.
Departure
Arrival
Frequency
Aircraft type

New York/Newark
CO18
10:00 a.m.
9:20 p.m.
Daily
757-200

New York/Newark
CO28
7:15 p.m.
6:20 a.m.+1
Daily
757-200

New York/Newark
CO112
8:15 p.m.
7:25 a.m.+1
Daily
777

New York/Newark
CO110
10:15 p.m.
9:25 a.m.+1
Daily
757-200

New York/Newark
CO114
11:05 p.m.
10:15 a.m.+1
Daily
757-200

Houston
CO34
4:50 p.m.
6:50 a.m.+1
Daily
777

Houston
CO4
7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.+1
Daily
777

From London/Heathrow

Destination
Flight no.
Departure
Arrival
Frequency
Aircraft type

New York/Newark
CO115
8:40 a.m.
1:05 p.m.
Daily
757-200

New York/Newark
CO29
9:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
Daily
777

New York/Newark
CO113
10:30 a.m.
3:00 p.m.
Daily
757-200

New York/Newark
CO111
11:35 a.m.
4:05 p.m.
Daily
757-200

New York/Newark
CO19
5:00 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
Daily
757-200

Houston
CO35
9:20 a.m.
2:45 p.m.
Daily
777

Houston
CO5
10:45 a.m.
4:10 p.m.
Daily
777

As well as offering a broad range of schedule options for travelers between New York and London, the flights provide connections at Heathrow to an extensive network of service throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Continental operates the largest hub in the New York City metropolitan area at Newark Liberty International Airport.

Continental’s Heathrow flights are operated using two aircraft types: the 276-seat Boeing 777-200, carrying 50 passengers in the BusinessFirst cabin and 226 in Economy; and the 175-seat Boeing 757-200, with 16 BusinessFirst seats and 159 Economy seats. All Continental aircraft scheduled for its Heathrow flights feature new, flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst.

In addition to its Heathrow flights, Continental operates non-stop services from New York/Newark to Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, as well as Dublin and Shannon – offering trans-Atlantic service to more cities in the U.K. and Ireland than any other airline. The Bristol service will be discontinued effective Nov. 6 (eastbound).

In addition, Continental and Virgin Atlantic Airways codeshare on several Virgin Atlantic-operated flights from New York/Newark to London/Heathrow and London/Gatwick.

United Airlines, also a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc., operates non-stop services from Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to London/Heathrow.