Continental to Launch Cologne/Bonn Flights

Continental Airlines will inaugurate daily nonstop flights today between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Cologne/Bonn, Germany. This will be the only scheduled nonstop transatlantic service between the U.S. and the two German cities. Continental already offers flights to Berlin, Frankfurt and Hamburg, Germany. Later this month, Continental will add daily nonstop service to Barcelona and Copenhagen, bringing to 28 the number of transatlantic destinations served via Newark Liberty. Service to Cologne/Bonn will be operated with a 172-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft, carrying 16 passengers in the BusinessFirst cabin and 156 in economy. Flight 110 will depart Newark Liberty daily at 6:45 p.m., arriving in Cologne/Bonn at 8:10 a.m. the following day. The return trip, flight 111, departs Cologne/Bonn daily at 10:35 a.m., arriving in New York/Newark at 1:20 p.m. Flying times will be approximately seven hours, 25 minutes eastbound and eight hours, 45 minutes westbound. In winter, when demand traditionally declines, Continental will scale back to five flights per week, but revert to daily service again in spring 2007. As part of the route launch, Continental is offering a frequent flyer promotion; OnePass members who book and travel to Cologne between May 10 and July 31 will earn 2,000 bonus miles. This offer requires registration. OnePass members can register for the promotion online at [] using promotion code 58037.

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