Continental Airlines has announced plans to begin daily nonstop flights between Houston and Lagos, Nigeria, the carrier’s first destination in Africa.
Continental said the addition makes Houston one of only four cities in the world – and only one in the Western Hemisphere—to offer nonstop service to every inhabited continent.
The airline anticipates the route’s success to be increased by additional traffic flows as a result of its pending merger with United Airlines.
The new service is scheduled to commence in November 2011 pending government approval.
Source: The Wall Street Journal