Continental eyes major expansion in Asia in the years to come
Continental Airlines Inc is planning to operate to more destinations in India and China. The development was shared by the airline as it announced a non-stop Mumbai-New York service. (10/4/2007)
"We expect to get delivery of our first batch of Boeing 787 Dreamliners in 2009, and that will open up a huge market for long-distance travel - especially to India, Southeast Asia, Australia and China," Continental President Jeffery Smisek said in Mumbai.
"We will then look at adding more destinations in India," he added.
James Summerford, VP - European, Middle East and Indian operations, said, "The two places to be in today are China and India." "We will begin operations to Shanghai next year and will add more Indian cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai once we´ve taken delivery of the 787s."