Continental Airlines announces plans to launch new daily nonstop service from Houston and Lagos, Nigeria beginning November 10th, 2011, depends on government approval. It will be the first daily service offered between Texas and Africa by any carrier. Lagos will be the destination in Africa and 30th city in trans-Atlantic route network. It is the second new international destination announced in the last month that will be served nonstop from Houston, Continental's largest hub. Currently Continental airlines serve 63 international destinations nonstop from Houston and recently announced plans to begin nonstop service between Houston and Auckland beginning November 16th, 2011, subject to government approval.
With this addition Houston will become one of just four cities in the world and the only city in the Western Hemisphere to have nonstop service to every inhabited continent on the globe.
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