Continental To Open Its First Nonstop Route To Africa

Despite its name, Continental Airlines Inc. had always omitted one continent from its destinations — Africa. But that’s going to chance in November 2011 when the airline will begin flying nonstop from its Houston hub to Nigeria.

Pending government approval, Continental will fly once daily each way between Lagos, Nigeria, and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Travelers on this route will fly in Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

According to Continental, this would make Houston the only city in the western hemisphere — and one of only four in the world — with nonstop service to every inhabited continent.

Continental Announces Plans For First Flight To Africa [WSJ]