TOKYO, August 6, 2009 "“ Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced new service from its Guam hub and Honolulu to Nadi, Fiji beginning Dec. 18, 2009. The flights will also offer convenient connections from Japan and the U.S. mainland to Nadi. "We are pleased to add Nadi to our portfolio of Pacific destinations," said Jim Compton, Continental's executive vice president marketing. "Fiji is a popular vacation spot that attracts visitors from around the world and we see a strong demand for leisure travel to the area." The service will be operated by Continental Micronesia using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 14 seats in business class and 141 seats in economy on the routes. The flights from Guam's A.B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM) will operate on Mondays and Fridays departing at 10:55 p.m. and arriving at Nadi International Airport (NAN) at 7:30 a.m. the next morning. Return flights will operate on Wednesdays and Sundays departing Nadi at 12:40 a.m. and arriving in Guam at 5:10 a.m. the same day. The flights from Honolulu International Airport (HNL) will operate on Mondays and Fridays departing at 6:55 p.m. and arriving in Nadi at 11:40 p.m. the following day. Return flights will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays departing at 8:50 a.m. and arriving in Honolulu at 5:25 p.m. the previous day, after crossing the International Date Line. "I am very excited that the launch of the Guam-Fiji service brings convenient access to Fiji for customers in Guam and islands in Micronesia" said Charles Duncan, president for Continental Micronesia. He continued "Fiji has been a popular destination for high-end repeat visitors from all over the world and has also had a strong demand as a perfect honeymoon destination. We are committed to closely working with Fiji Tourism Office and travel agency partners to further promote the attractiveness of Fiji to travelers in Guam and Micronesia as well as to grow its traffic demand." Fiji, located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, is a group of more than 300 islands and atolls dotted across 200,000 square miles of sea. The islands are known for their picturesque coasts, tall coconut palms and brilliant turquoise lagoons fringed by coral reefs and white sandy beaches. Travelers from around the world visit Fiji for its pristine beauty, varied activities, including diving and surfing, and relaxed lifestyle.
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About Continental Micronesia Celebrating more than 40 years of service in Guam and Micronesia, Continental Micronesia is headquartered in Guam and operates a Pacific hub from the A.B. Won Pat International Airport. A wholly owned subsidiary of Continental Airlines, Continental Micronesia employs 1,400 men and women and offers more than 246 departures each week between 21 cities throughout the Pacific Rim, the Micronesian Islands and Hawaii with a fleet of 12 Next-Generation Boeing 737 and 767 aircraft. In addition, Continental Micronesia and its code share partner Cape Air operate 86 weekly commuter service flights between Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. About Continental Airlines Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,750 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 133 domestic and 132 international destinations. More than 750 additional points are served via current alliance partners. With more than 43,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with its regional partners, carries approximately 63 million passengers per year. Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. For the sixth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 World’s Most Admired Airline on its 2009 list of World’s Most Admired Companies.
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