Star Alliance partners Continental Airlines and Aegean Airlines have started codesharing on Continental’s flights between its New York-area hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Athens, as well as on selected flights operated by Aegean Airlines in Europe.

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The airline will operate the service with 19-seat Beech 1900D turboprops under Gulfstream’s ‘Continental Connection’ affiliation with Continental Airlines.

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United Airlines and Continental Airlines have revealed refinements to the visual branding for the huge new carrier that would result from the proposed merger between the two airlines.

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Star Alliance partners Continental Airlines and Brussels Airlines are to codeshare on Continental’s transatlantic flights between New York and Brussels, as well as on selected flights operated by each carrier on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Should the merger be concluded, SkyWest, Inc. will own airlines that operate just under 700 aircraft – all but 48 of them jets – and SkyWest will be by far the biggest regional airline group in the world.

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The European Commission noted its investigation found the proposed transaction would not raise any specific concerns in Europe or in the transalantic market.

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Continental Airlines will offer new winter service between its Houston hub and Gunnison Crested Butte Regional Airport in Colorado from December 16, 2010 to April 3, 2011.

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Continental Airlines is planning to launch nonstop flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Cairo International Airport, Egypt, beginning May 18, 2011, subject to government approval.

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Star Alliance members Continental Airlines and TAM Airlines begin codesharing on routes within Brazil, within the United States and between Brazil and the U.S. on July 1.

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Continental Airlines plans to launch daily nonstop flights between Houston and Lagos, Nigeria on November 10, 2011, subject to government approval. It is the second route that Continental has said it will operate with Boeing 787s.

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Through its regional-airline partner ExpressJet Airlines, Continental Airlines has begun twice-weekly flights between its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport and Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico, Continental’s 30th Mexican destination.

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Continental Airlines plans to begin nonstop Boeing 787 flights from Houston to Auckland, New Zealand on November 16, 2011, subject to government approval. Continental claims that with the announcement it is the first airline in the world to announce specific, initial route plans for its Boeing 787s.

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Star Alliance carriers TAM and Continental Airlines have signed a reciprocal frequent flyer program agreement. From April 6, TAM Fidelidade program members are able to earn and redeem miles on flights operated by Continental Airlines. Similarly, members of Continental’s OnePass program are able to earn and redeem miles on TAM flights.

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From autumn 2010, Continental Airlines is doing away with free meal service in economy class on most U.S. domestic flights, as well as on many flights to Canada and certain Latin American routes.

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Continental Airlines has expanded its mobile boarding pass service to London Heathrow Airport, becoming the first carrier to offer paperless boarding passes on non-stop flights from the United Kingdom to the U.S.

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Continental Airlines is increasing its schedule of flights between the airline’s New York-area hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and London Heathrow Airport twice during 2010.

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United Airlines, All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Continental Airlines have applied to the U.S. Department of Transportation for antitrust immunity to enable the three airlines to create a transpacific joint venture.

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On March 7, 2010 Continental Airlines is launching new service between John Wayne Orange County Airport and Maui and will increase to a daily flight its previously announced service between Orange County and Honolulu.

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Following seven months of tasting and development, Continental Airlines is introducing new BusinessFirst menus on international flights. The first in a series of four different cycles of lunch and dinner menus debuts this month.

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