28-Jun-2010 10:09 AM

Continental confirms plans to fly B787 from Houston to Nigeria in 2011

Continental Airlines confirmed (25-Jun-2010) plans to launch daily non-stop George Bush Intercontinental Airport-Lagos, Nigeria, service on 10-Nov-2011, subject to government approval. Continental will operate the flight with B787-8 aircraft, seating 36 customers in business/first and 192 customers in economy - see Route Changes Table for more information. [more]

Continental Director of Corporate Communications for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Nick Britton, stated the delivery of B787 equipment to the carrier in Aug-2011 will widen the scope for new routes (ABTN, 25-Jun-2010). Mr Britton added the delays to B787 deliveries have been a disappointment for the carrier, adding: "We obviously hoped we would be able to do some of the things that we are now talking about a bit earlier."