Monday, July 18, 2005

Continental Airlines announces new flight to Liberia, Costa Rica

Source: Continental Airlines

HOUSTON, July 18 (PRNewswire) - Continental Airlines today announced it will begin new nonstop Saturday service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Liberia, Costa Rica, on Dec. 17. The new service will add to Continental's existing daily nonstop service from Houston to Liberia, a growing ecotourism destination located in Costa Rica's Guanacaste region.

The flight will depart Newark at 8:45 a.m., arriving in Liberia, Costa Rica, at 1 p.m. The return flight will depart Liberia at 1:50 p.m., arriving in Newark at 7:57 p.m. Continental will utilize a Boeing 737-700 aircraft on the approximately 5-hour flight to Liberia, Costa Rica, with seating for 12 passengers in First Class and 112 in Coach.

Liberia, known as the "White City" because of its whitewashed houses, is located between two mountain ranges and only 20 minutes from the white sand beaches on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. Nearby are the 35,000-acre Rincon de la Vieja National Park, where visitors can hike to the summit of a volcano, and several wildlife preserves.

"Northeast residents who need a respite from winter ice and snow now will be able to take advantage of Continental's convenient new flight schedule to Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica," said Pete Garcia, Staff Vice President, Latin America, Continental Airlines.

Continental offers nonstop service to 11 Central American cities -- more than any other U.S. airline.

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