Continental Launches Cleveland–Heathrow Route


Continental Airlines launched seasonal, daily nonstop service between its Cleveland hub and London's Heathrow Airport on May 2 (eastbound). The new route replaces the previous seasonal service between Cleveland and London/Gatwick Airport.

The new Heathrow service will operate through September 26 (eastbound). Flights will depart Cleveland daily at 8:25 p.m. and arrive in London at 9:15 a.m. the next morning. The return flights will depart London daily at 11:40 a.m. and arrive in Cleveland at 3:30 p.m. the same day.

The service will be operated by Boeing 757 aircraft, with 16 passengers in its BusinessFirst cabin and 159 passengers in economy.

Continental will continue to operate two daily flights to Heathrow from its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport in addition to three daily flights to Heathrow from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport.

In addition to its Heathrow flights, Continental also operates connecting service from Cleveland through Newark Liberty to Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester, as well as Dublin and Shannon.