Continental Airlines announced today it will resume daily, non-stop seasonal service between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Athens, Greece, effective May 2, 2009 (eastbound).
“Greece is an important market for Continental, for both business and leisure traffic,” said Jim Compton, Continental’s executive vice president of marketing. “We look forward to again offering seasonal service to Athens for travelers from throughout the US, Canada, and Latin America with convenient connections via our New York hub.”
The service will operate through September 7, 2009 (eastbound). The flights will depart New York Liberty daily at 5:30 pm, arriving in Athens at 10:20 am the following day. The return flights will depart Athens daily at 12:00 pm, arriving at New York Liberty at 4:10 pm the same day.
The flights will be operated by Boeing 767-200ER aircraft, seating 25 passengers in the award-winning BusinessFirst cabin and 149 in economy.
Continental inaugurated its New York-Athens service in June 2007.