Oakland, California, March 11, 2000 – Continental Airlines today announced it would inaugurate twice-daily nonstop transcontinental service between Oakland International Airport (OAK) and Newark International Airport (EWR) on August 1, 2000.
From Oakland International, flights will depart at 11:25 a.m. and 11:05 p.m. and will arrive in Newark at 7:50 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. the next day. From Newark International, flights will depart at 7:20 a.m. and 8:10 p.m. and will arrive in Oakland at 10:40 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.
Continental will use Boeing 737-700 aircraft, configured to two levels of service with 12 seats in First Class and 112 in Economy Class. The flights will operate from Terminal One.
“Continental’s new service announcement is good news for our Bay Area customers,” said Steve Grossman, Director of Aviation. “Oakland International customers have been demanding nonstop service to the New York area and now we’ll now have twice daily transcontinental service by one of the nation’s top ranked carriers.”
For more information or to make reservations, call Continental Airlines at 1-800- 525-0280, visit their web site at www.continental.com or call your professional travel agent.
Oakland International Airport served more than 9.8 million passengers and handled nearly 700,000 metric tons of air cargo in 1999. Oakland International has more than 150 daily flights on ten domestic and international carriers. The airport is a revenue division of the Port of Oakland, an independent department of the city of Oakland.
Oakland International consistently has the best on-time record of the three Bay Area airports, according to statistics compiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation. It is the only Bay Area airport with a dedicated shuttle that meets every Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system train at the nearby Coliseum station. On-airport parking rates are as low as $8 per day in the economy lot. Visit the airport’s Web site at www.oaklandairport.com for more information.