Continental Airlines formally submitted an application to the US Dept. of Transportation for approval to operate nonstop flights from Newark to Shanghai. If approved, Continental would introduce flights in March 2007 using a 283-seat 777. Earlier this year, Continental was approved by DOT as a new entrant in the US-China air market and awarded rights to launch daily service from Newark to Beijing (ATWOnline, March 21). Those flights will begin June 15. The new flights became available ...

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