touristboardContinental Airlines is launching twice-weekly nonstop service, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from Newark Liberty International Airport (ERW) to Curaçao International Airport (CUR), on December 18, 2010. The new, direct service makes Curaçao less than five hours away from Newark and an ideal destination for agents looking to offer clients more a unique Caribbean getaway, just in time for the holidays.

Continental Flight CO1862 will depart Newark at 8:50 a.m. and arrive in Curaçao at 2:40 p.m. Continental Flight CO1863 will depart Curaçao at 3:40 p.m. and arrive in Newark at 7:40 p.m. The flight schedule is as follows:


Flight: CO1862
Days: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Departs: EWR – Newark  at 8:50 a.m.  
Arrives: CUR – Curaçao at 3:40 p.m.

Flight: CO1863
Days: Wednesdays & Saturdays
Departs: CUR – Curaçao at 2:40 p.m.
Arrives: EWR – Newark at 7:40 p.m.


“We are pleased to announce of the launch of Continental’s year-round nonstop, twice weekly flights from Newark to Curaçao, making the Dutch island an even more desirable  and accessible destination for travel agents with clients in the Tri-State area,” said Curaçao Tourist Board Marketing Manager North America André Rojer.

“We are committed to meeting the travel community’s demand for increased airlift, helping agents exceed the expectations of their clients and giving them another reason to sell Curaçao,” Rojer continued.  “The new Continental service brings huge potential for growth in arrivals in our primary markets of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We also expect increased arrivals on this route from Canada.”

Continental previously offered weekly, seasonal nonstop flights from Newark to Curaçao.

Continental Airlines Vacations is offering a special savings of up to $150 for clients, in addition to special hotel offers, in honor of the new service. Special offers include reduced hotel rates, complimentary night stays as well as free meals and stay for children. Clients will also earn 1,000 OnePass® bonus miles, in addition to actual flight miles when booking the special Continental Airlines Vacation package to Curaçao. .


To take advantage of this great, value-added offer for your clients, use promo code CV12784 and book by January 15, 2011 for travel from December 15 to April 30, 2011. Continental Airlines Vacations, offers travel agents competitive commission on all airfares and land components, as well as commission on optional sightseeing and activities. For more information and details on this special Curaçao deal for your clients, please visit www.worldagentdirect.com.

About Curaçao

Selected as one of the top 10 Destinations for 2010 by Bing.com, Curaçao – a UNESCO World Heritage site - boasts an eclectic mix of history and culture that welcomes visitors to this unique island paradise. Curaçao became its own autonomous country, within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010. With its pristine dive sites, secluded beaches, championship golf and rich local cuisine, Curaçao offers a little something for everyone – from the adventure traveler to those who simply want to unwind and enjoy its perfect climate. Curaçao enjoys an ideal locale, situated in between Aruba and Bonaire, just 35 miles north of Venezuela. Unlike many Caribbean islands, Curaçao sits on the fringe of the hurricane belt, and has avoided hurricane activity for 123 years. To learn more about the island of Curaçao visit Curacao.com.  To request a FREE Curaçao information package click here or call toll free 1.800.328.7222.

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