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Direct flights to begin in December

SAIPAN, CNMI (Saipan Tribune, July 17, 2009) - Continental Micronesia will restart its non-stop flights from Guam to Osaka’s Kansai Airport beginning December 23, 2009, according to a statement issued by the airline yesterday.

The direct Guam-Kansai flights will operate daily by the airline’s Boeing 737-800 fleet, each aircraft with a total of 155 seats, including 14 business class seats and 141 economy class seats.

Continental Micronesia first started operating direct Guam-Kansai flights on September 4, 1994, when the Kansai Airport was newly opened, but suspended service on October 1, 2003.

With the reintroduction of the Guam-Kansai direct service, Continental Airlines will increase its service from the current eight to nine cities in Japan: Sapporo, Sendai, Niigata, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Okayama, Hiroshima and Fukuoka.

"I am pleased that we are able to reintroduce the Guam-Kansai service after six years of its suspension," said Charles Duncan, managing director of the Asia-Pacific Sales & Marketing for Continental Airlines. "The Guam-Kansai route will mark the ninth city Continental Airlines provides service in Japan. We look forward to providing customers in the Kansai area with Continental’s new services not only to Guam, but also to various resort destinations via Guam such as Saipan, Palau and Cairns."

"We have been steadily operating charter flights from Kansai to Guam since 2006, during the busy summer peak season, and have been paying close attention to the Kansai market," said Toru Takahashi, director of Japan Sales for Continental Airlines. "We are pleased to restart the Kansai-Guam service starting in December 2009, with enough prospects in the market throughout the year. We would like to thank our business partners in the travel trade industry and Kansai Airport for their great support and cooperation to make this restart possible."

Continental Micronesia is headquartered in Guam and operates a Pacific hub from the A.B. Won Pat International Airport. For more company information, go to (PR-Continental)

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