United Continental Holdings subsidiary Continental Airlines will begin nonstop flights between its New York-area hub Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Haiti’s capital Port-Au-Prince on June 9, subject to government approval.
Initially Continental Airlines’ flights will operate three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, but the service will become daily on July 1.
Outbound, the approximately four-hour flight (CO703) will depart Newark at 9:25 a.m., arriving at Port-Au-Prince’s Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP, also called Maïs Gâté locally) at 12:15 p.m. local time. The return flight (CO704) will depart PAP at 1:20 p.m., landing at EWR at 6:15 p.m. local time.
Continental Airlines will operate the service with Boeing 737-800s seating 160 passengers, 16 in first class and 144 in economy.
“We are pleased to offer convenient service to Port-Au-Prince, Continental’s 27th Caribbean destination,” says John Slater, vice president of sales ‒ Americas for United Airlines, Continental’s sister airline. “Thanks to the combined fleet of both United and Continental, we are now able to offer more travel options to new destinations.”
Continental claims to be the largest carrier in the New York City area, offering more departures to more destinations than any other airline.