Category Archives: Continental Connection

Gulfstream International Airlines starts Parkersburg-Cleveland flights

Gulfstream International Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) yesterday (October 1) inaugurated service from Parkersburg, WV to the Continental Airlines hub in Cleveland, OH. This new route is being flown under Gulfstream’s Continental Connection (soon United Express) affiliation with Continental Airlines. The new service will consist of four round-trips each weekday and four flights over the weekend, which is twice the frequency offered by the previous carrier. As previously announced, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded Gulfstream a new two-year contract as the Essential Air Service (EAS) provider for Parkersburg, providing direct service to Cleveland.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Beech (Raytheon) 1900D N81538 (msn UE-199) approaches Miami for landing.

Under its arrangement with Continental Airlines, Gulfstream coordinates pricing and schedules with Continental.

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Gulfstream wins an EAS contract to serve four Continental Connection destinations from the Cleveland hub

Gulfstream International Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) has been awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) a new two year contract as the Essential Air Service (EAS) provider for the communities of Bradford, PA; DuBois, PA; Franklin/Oil City, PA and Jamestown, NY. Gulfstream operates flights from all four cities to the Continental Airlines hub in Cleveland, OH.

These flights will continue to be operated under Gulfstream’s Continental Connection affiliation with Continental Airlines. Under this arrangement, Gulfstream coordinates pricing and schedules with Continental Airlines.

Gulfstream currently operates 23 aircraft with over 150 daily system departures throughout Florida, the Bahamas and now with service at Cleveland, OH. Gulfstream operates as Continental Connection, under contractual agreement with Continental Airlines. Additionally, Gulfstream has codeshare relationships with United Airlines and Copa Airlines of Panama.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Gulfstream’s Beech (Raytheon) 1900D N81538 (msn UE-199) dressed in Continental’s colors prepares to land at Miami.

Gulfstream International Airlines to fly Parkersburg-Cleveland for Continental

Gulfstream International Airlines (Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood) announced details of its new service linking Parkersburg, WV with Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Gulfstream will inaugurate this new service on October 1, 2010. These flights will be operated under Gulfstream’s “Continental Connection” affiliation with Continental Airlines.

Gulfstream currently operates 23 Beech (Raytheon) 1900D aircraft with over 150 daily system departures throughout Florida, the Bahamas and now with service at Cleveland, OH. Gulfstream operates as Continental Connection, under contractual agreement with Continental Airlines. Additionally Gulfstream has codeshare relationships with United Airlines and Copa Airlines of Panama.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. Beechcraft (Raytheon) 1900D N81538 (msn UE-199) prepares to land at Miami.

Air Canada and Continental gain access to Toronto’s City Centre Airport

Air Canada (Montreal) and Continental Airlines (Houston) have gained access to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport on Toronto Island.

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NTSB issues its Accident Report on the Colgan Air DHC-8-402 N200WQ crash

Colgan Air’s (Continental Connection) (Manassas) captain of Colgan Air flight 3407 “inappropriately responded to the activation of the stick shaker, which led to an aerodynamic stall from which the airplane did not recover.” according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

According to the NTSB; “On February 12, 2009, a Colgan Air, Inc., Bombardier DHC-8-400, (actually a DHC-8-402) registered N200WQ (msn 4200), operating as Continental Connection flight CO 3407, was on an instrument approach to Buffalo-Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, New York, when it crashed into a residence in Clarence Center, New York, about 5 nautical miles northeast of the airport. The 2 pilots, 2 flight attendants, and 45 passengers aboard the airplane were killed, one person on the ground was killed, and the airplane was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire. The flight was a 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 121 scheduled passenger flight from Newark, New Jersey. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

The report states that, when the stick shaker activated to warn the flight crew of an impending aerodynamic stall, the captain should have responded correctly to the situation by pushing forward on the control column. However, the captain inappropriately pulled aft on the control column and placed the airplane into an accelerated aerodynamic stall.

Contributing to the cause of the accident were the Crewmembers’ failure to recognize the position of the low-speed cue on their flight displays, which indicated that the stick shaker was about to activate, and their failure to adhere to sterile cockpit procedures. Other contributing factors were the captain’s failure to effectively manage the flight and Colgan Air’s inadequate procedures for airspeed selection and management during approaches in icing conditions.”

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough. N200WQ is pictured on approach to Washington (Reagan National) before the tragic accident.

Colgan Air to bring the Bombardier DHC-8-400 (Q400) type to the Houston hub

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Colgan Air (2nd) (Continental Connection) (Manassas) has applied to operate the Houston (Bush Intercontinental)-Monterrey (Mexico) route for Continental Airlines. This will bring the DHC-8-400 (Q400) type to the IAH hub.

Filing information:

www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#documentDetail?R=0900006480a6d128