Continental Unveils Two New Services For the Business Traveler

Continental Airlines and US Helicopter Corporation this week announced a deal to provide an eight-minute shuttle service between Manhattan and NewarkLibertyInternationalAirport in New Jersey. Service begins December 18 and also includes similarly quick commutes to Connecticut's BridgeportSikorskyAirport in 37 minutes and New York's JohnF.KennedyAirport in 53 minutes. US Helicopter's President and CEO Jerry Murphy said he expects the shuttle service to be a "fast and easy option for time-sensitive business travelers coming in and out of Manhattan." The New York to Newark service departs from the downtown Manhattan Heliport at Wall Street. Bags checked at the heliport will be checked through to the passenger's final destination. At Newark, travelers arrive at a US Helicopter parking location at the airport's Terminal C, where they are then able to proceed directly to their Continental flight. Separately, Continental also announced a new web site allowing clients of American Express Business Travel to check in, reserve or update seat selections and print boarding passes for the carrier's flights through Amex's corporate booking tool. "This co-branded airline/travel management company web site expedites the check-in process for American Express Business Travel clients," Monisa Cline, staff vice president of North America sales for Continental, said in a statement. "Corporate travelers will receive personalized flight reminders and be able to check in and print their boarding passes before heading to the airport, allowing them to go directly to security and the boarding gate."

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