It just keeps getting easier to visit us at West Bay Club.
Continental Airlines just announced nonstop flights between its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and Providenciales, (PLS). The service begins on Feb. 18, and initially, flights will operate four times a week, on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, converting to daily service on March 6, 2011.
This is obviously great news not just for metro New York residents looking for an easy getaway to paradise. It opens up a whole network of gateways that Continental and its parent company United Airlines serve.
Continental’s announcement follows a similar one from JetBlue, who will be offering non-stop service from JFK and Boston (see post here).
“We are pleased to offer convenient access to Providenciales, a world-class get-away and an exciting new addition to the list of Caribbean destinations served by Continental and United,” said John Slater, United Airlines vice president of sales. “Our merger allows us to offer new flights to new destinations as we begin to efficiently utilize the combined fleet of both carriers.”
The approximately three-and-a-half-hour flight (CO 610) will depart Newark at 9:35 a.m., arriving in Providenciales at 1:10 p.m. The return flight (CO 615) will depart Providenciales at 2:05 p.m., arriving in Newark at 5:45 p.m. Continental will utilize a Boeing 737-800 for the new service, with seating for 160 passengers (16 in first class and 144 in economy).