Guam – Continental Airlines this morning [Friday] welcomed the second Chinese New Year Charter of the week and the first charter flight to Guam arriving from Shenyang, China.
The passengers were greeted with a flowered lei at the arrival gate provided by the Guam Visitors Bureau. The flight was booked to capacity with a total of 155 passengers from China who were excited to spend their Chinese New Year vacation on the tropical islands of Guam.
Continental was the first airline to introduce non-stop charter service from mainland China to Guam in 2007, and this marks the fourth year it will operate the service during the Chinese New Year season. “This year we are excited to further expand our routes, including the inaugural charter flights from Shenyang today, following the new service from Hangzhou introduced just two days ago. I’d like to thank our local travel agency partners in Shenyang as well as Liaoning Province Airport Management Group Corporation of Shenyang Taoxian International Airport for their strong support in making these flights possible,” said Barry Bergmann, United’s Managing Director – Micronesia and South East Asia. “These charter services demonstrate Continental’s commitment to promote Guam as a beautiful and attractive beach destination to the traveling public in China.”
The flight schedule for the Shenyang charter flights is as follows:
Shenyang (flight duration: approximately 5.5 hours)
Date Flight Route Departing Arriving Aircraft Model
Feb. 3 CO 990 Shenyang – Guam 11:55 p.m. 7:00 a.m.+1* B737-800
Feb. 8 CO 991 Guam – Shenyang 7:00 p.m. 10:55 p.m. B737-800
*+1: the next day
About Continental Airlines
Continental Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL). Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,400 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 142 domestic and 131 international destinations. Continental is a member of Star Alliance, which overall offers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. Continental has hubs serving Cleveland, Guam, Houston and New York/Newark Liberty, and together with its regional partners, carries approximately
63 million passengers per year.