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Continental to configure B787s with 228 seats; to operate to Auckland and Lagos from Nov-2011

10-Aug-2010 8:03 AM

Continental Airlines confirmed (09-Aug-2010) it is scheduled to receive the first of 25 B787s on order in 3Q2011, with the aircraft to be configured with 228 seats (including 36 of Continental's new flat-bed BusinessFirst seats). The carrier commented that the B787 will "allow Continental to target additional long-haul markets or replace older, less-efficient widebody aircraft". The carrier added that it was "the first airline in the world to announce new route plans for its B787 fleet" with the company planning to launch B787 services to Auckland and Lagos from its Houston hub. Both routes are expected to start in Nov-2011 and are subject to government approval. [more]