Continental AirlinesÂ will start daily direct flights between Shanghai and New York from March 26, 2009 as was planned.
The direct flights focus on businesspeople, aiming to adapt to the flexible arrangements of these passengers, who are able to fly to more than 60 cities in the US and Canada with the help of Continental Airlines’ aviation hinge in New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport.
Boeing 777-200 will be used for the route, and make one flight per day.
The company has already operated routes from New York to Hong Kong and Beijing.
The seat kilometer utilization of the two airlines is very high, about 80% to 90%. Continental Airlines will become the sole airway to operate daily direct flights between the world’s two important financial centers, as well as between China’s three largest cities and New York.
Source: Trading Markets