Continental Airlines has officially confirmed that it will be increasing its flights from its largest hub i.e. EWR-Newark to London Heathrow effective Oct 26th 2008. CO will be flying triple daily LHR-EWR-LHR i.e. a daily B 772ER + daily B 762ER + daily B 752ER on this route and as a result will suspend all of its USA-London Gatwick flights.
CO's flight schedule for LHR-EWR-LHR is as follows:
Dep EWR at 1000 / 1930 / 2225 Arr LHR at 2120 / 0630+1 / 0925+1
Dep LHR at 0930 / 1135 / 1440 Arr EWR at 1335 / 1555 / 1915
CO also officially announced that it will be launching new 3 weekly nonstop flights to GIG-Rio De Janerio from its IAH-Houston hub using a Boeing 767-400 from Dec 17th 08. Flights will operate on WED/FRI/SUN. GIG is considered the oil capital of Latin America along with CCS-Caracas, Venezuela but the former has risen more in importance due to a new oil field discovery of its coast.