Continental announced the list of flight cancellations and the 15 (!) cities it will no longer serve. I’ll paste the whole thing here, but just know that NY Times business travel columnist (and fellow Boarding Area blogger) Joe Sharkey will not be happy to see his nonstops from Newark to Tucson disappear. Also note the rather depressing and funereal thread over at Flyertalk discussing this. For those who care about the industry, it’s really never been more depressing than it is right now. Anyway, here are the changes:
As of Sept. 3, 2008, CO will be reducing frequencies in certain markets and will also discontinue service between its hubs shown below and the following cities or airports:
Houston George Bush Intercontinental: Cali, Colombia, Chatanooga, Tenn.,
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Hartford, Conn., Monclova, Mexico, Montgomery, Ala.,
Oakland, Calif., Palm Springs, Calif., Reno, Nevada, Sarasota, Fla.,
Tallahassee, Fla., and Washington – Dulles.
Newark Liberty: Albuquerque, N.M., Cologne, Germany, Santiago, Dominican
Republic, Sarasota, Fla., Salt Lake City, Utah, San Jose, Calif., and
Cleveland Hopkins: Austin, Texas, Birmingham, Ala., Charleston, S.C.,
Charleston, W. Va., Cincinnati, Ohio, Des Moines, Iowa, Detroit, Mich.,
Green Bay, Wis., Greensboro, N.C., Lexington, Ky., Little Rock, Ark.,
Memphis, Tenn., Nashville, Tenn., Norfolk, Va.; Oklahoma City, Okla.,
Omaha, Neb., Ottawa, Canada, San Antonio, Texas, San Diego, Calif.,
Sarasota, Fla., Savannah, Ga., Toledo, Ohio, Tulsa, Okla., Washington-
Guam A.B. Won Pat: Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.
As a result of the discontinued service, the following stations will close:
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia Oakland, Calif.
Cali, Colombia Palm Springs, Calif.
Chattanooga, Tenn. Reno, Nev.
Cologne, Germany Santiago, Dominican Republic
Green Bay, Wis. Sarasota, Fla.
Guayaquil, Ecuador Tallahassee, Fla.
Monclova, Mexico Toledo, Ohio