Continental Airlines the subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. recently announced nonstop flight service between New York and Stuttgart. The airline said that the new service that will begin from 9th June 2011 is however, subject to government approval.
After the new launch Stuttgart, will be the fifth European destinations, which will be served by the merger of United and Continental Airlines. The newly formed airline United Continental Holdings, Inc. is one of the leading U.S. carriers that serves Europe both in capacity and frequency.
"We are excited about expanding our German route network further, and we are confident that it will be a success, even in this fuel environment, as we are providing the only non-stop link between New York and Stuttgart. This new service, supported by our trans-Atlantic joint venture partners Lufthansa and Air Canada, will give customers more flight options on both sides of the Atlantic," said John Slater, United's Vice President of Sales – Americas.
The airline will operate its Boeing 757-200 aircraft that will be equipped with 16 business/ first class seats and 159 coach class seats. The new flights will depart daily from New York at 05.50 pm and will arrive at Stuttgart at 08.00 am. The round trip flight will depart Stuttgart at 09.30 am and will arrive in New York at 12.40 pm.
The airline in a statement said that the new flights have been scheduled to Stuttgart will also be beneficial to its key Star Alliance partners that will further connect to markets such as Vienna, Austria, and Hanover, Germany.
The new Boeings 757-200, which is scheduled for the May will feature new, flat-bed seats that can reclining 180-degrees and provide six and one half feet of sleeping space in the fully extended position. The electronic controls will enable passengers to easily move the seats to the custom position according to their comfort. The other features of the seat includes laptop power, headset, USB plugs conveniently tucked above the customer's shoulder, iPod connectivity, a 15.4-inch video monitor and a privacy shell. The privileged passengers will also be served with exotic food, wines and champagnes.
All the other coach class seats in the flight will feature Audio/Video on Demand (AVOD) that will allow passengers to choose from up to 40 movies, 60 TV programs and over 2,000 audio tracks. The passengers may watch the programming whenever they wish to as the controlling of system will be equipped with easy-to-use touch-screens to stop, pause, and rewind and fast forward the movies, programs and sound tracks.
The airline said that new entertainment system in the new 757-200 will also have 20 video games and an interactive Berlitz Word Traveler program, which will impart foreign language to the passengers. AC power ports will also be available at every seat.