Continental Announces Direct Haiti Flights from New Jersey

United Continental Holdings, Inc. Friday announced Continental Airlines will begin nonstop flights between its New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on June 9, subject to government approval.

Initially flights will operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, converting to daily service on July 1.

The roughly four-hour flight (CO703) will depart Newark at 9:25 a.m., arriving in Port-Au-Prince at 12:15 p.m. The return flight (CO704) will depart Port-Au-Prince at 1:20 p.m., arriving in Newark at 6:15 p.m. Continental will utilize a Boeing 737-800 for the new service, with seating for 160 passengers (16 in first class and 144 in economy).




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