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Continental Airlines to start Newark-Cairo nonstop flights on May 18, 2011

Continental Airlines (Houston) today (July 6) announced plans to launch nonstop flights between the Newark Liberty hub and Cairo, Egypt, beginning on May 18, 2011, subject to government approval.

Cairo, the largest city in Africa and the Middle East, will be the 72nd international destination that Continental serves from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and the 30th city in Continental’s trans-Atlantic route network.

Continental will operate the approximately 5,600-mile flight with a Boeing 777-200 ER aircraft, seating 50 customers in BusinessFirst with flat-bed seats and 226 customers in economy class. Flying time eastbound will be approximately 10 hours, 25 minutes, and westbound will be approximately 12 hours, 10 minutes.

Copyright Photo: Arnd Wolf. Gone but not forgotten, Continental’s Boeing 777-224 ER N77014 (msn 29862) dressed in the Peter Max special NYC 2000 livery arrives at Frankfurt.

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