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Continental Airlines Reinstates Houston Service September 25, 2005

Posted by Andrew in Uncategorized.
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Continental Airlines is rapidly reopening its hub at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) following its recent shuttering due to hurricane Rita. The legacy carrier plans to operate 249 of its 274 regularly scheduled departures on Sunday, with all flights departing on Monday. Continental was able to resume operations at IAH because Hurricane Rita came ashore earlier than expected and largely spared the city of Houston. Chairman and CEO Larry Kellner thanked his employees, saying that the airline’s “ability to achieve this successful resumption of service was made possible by careful planning and execution by co-workers working together throughout the company.” To prepare for the buildup of service, Continental ferried in 14 empty planes full of Continental employees and TSA screeners. Continental Airlines is allowing all passengers affected by hurricane Rita to reticket without penalty, through October 3.

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