Continental Express to add Houston-Tuxtla Gutierrez on June 9

Continental Airlines (Houston) today announced that beginning June 9, 2010, it will offer twice-weekly flights between its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, the airline’s 30th Mexican destination, subject to government approval. Continental serves more destinations inMexico from the U.S. than any other airline.

The new flight, operated as Continental Express by ExpressJet Airlines, departs Houston at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and arrives in Tuxtla Gutierrez at 9:20 p.m.  The return flight departs Tuxtla Gutierrez at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday and Sunday and arrives in Houston at 11:20 a.m.  Flights are timed for convenient connections to other flights in Continental’s network across the U.S. and to Canada and Europe.

ExpressJet Airlines will utilize the 50-seat Embraer ERJ 145XR regional jet for the new service.