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Continental Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between New York and Roatan, Honduras (Monday August 14)

Honduras takes delivery of Incat fast ferry (La Ceiba -Roatan) (Monday Sept. 25)


Honduras takes delivery of Incat fast ferry (La Ceiba - Roatan)

Monday 25 Sept.

Honduras-based operator Safeway Maritime Transportation Co., has taken delivery of its first Incat Crowther catamaran ferry for operation on the north coast of Honduras. It will run between the main land city of La Ceiba and Isla de Roatán in the Caribbean Sea.

The vessel is a 150.9 ft. (46m) high speed catamaran ferry capable of carrying 460 passengers at a speed of 36 knots.

The main cabin accomodates 237 passengers seated in rows.

A simple kiosk area is located aft along with toilet facilities and a large luggage room. A centrally located boarding station provides quick access to all parts of the vessel allowing the ship to load and unload efficiently.

The mid deck first class cabin has seating for 60 passengers primarily seated in rows. This cabin also has its own kiosk and toilet facilities.

In addition there is a small VIP cabin for 8 passengers with access from the wheelhouse. An outdoor seating area for 150 passengers is fitted aft of the mid deck cabin and protected from the elements by enclosed sides.

The vessel's interior has been especially developed to minimize the effects of the tropical environment the vessel operates in, by utilizing hard moisture resistant surfaces.

The• Honduras-based operator Safeway Maritime Transportation Co., has taken delivery of its first Incat Crowther catamaran ferry for operation on the north coast of Honduras. It will run between the main land city of La Ceiba and Isla de Roatán in the Caribbean Sea.


The vessel is a 150.9 ft. (46m) high speed catamaran ferry capable of carrying 460 passengers at a speed of 36 knots.

The main cabin accomodates 237 passengers seated in rows.

A simple kiosk area is located aft along with toilet facilities and a large luggage room. A centrally located boarding station provides quick access to all parts of the vessel allowing the ship to load and unload efficiently.

The mid deck first class cabin has seating for 60 passengers primarily seated in rows. This cabin also has its own kiosk and toilet facilities.

In addition there is a small VIP cabin for 8 passengers with access from the wheelhouse. An outdoor seating area for 150 passengers is fitted aft of the mid deck cabin and protected from the elements by enclosed sides.

The vessel's interior has been especially developed to minimize the effects of the tropical environment the vessel operates in, by utilizing hard moisture resistant surfaces.

The ship is powered by four Cat 3512B main engines producing 1800 bhp each coupled to Hamilton HM651 water jets. The vessel was built by Louisiana based shipbuilder Gulf Craft Inc.

This is the third high speed vessel that has been built to an Incat Crowther design in the past two years and has now helped to establish a strong bond between the two organizations.

Gulf Craft is now in the early stages of building another large high speed vessel for service in the Gulf of Mexico. Safeway Maritime Transportation Co. provides two round trips per day between the mainland and Isla de Roatán. The Incat Crowther design was developed with a combination of higher than normal freeboard and an interceptor based MDI ride control system to provide a very comfortable ride over the 1_ hour journey. The Galaxy Wave represents the 233rd high speed catamaran designed by Incat Crowther and the 21st design in the 40 meter to 60 meter range.-
ship is powered by four Cat 3512B main engines producing 1800 bhp each coupled to Hamilton HM651 water jets. The vessel was built by Louisiana based shipbuilder Gulf Craft Inc.

This is the third high speed vessel that has been built to an Incat Crowther design in the past two years and has now helped to establish a strong bond between the two organizations.

Gulf Craft is now in the early stages of building another large high speed vessel for service in the Gulf of Mexico. Safeway Maritime Transportation Co. provides two round trips per day between the mainland and Isla de Roatán. The Incat Crowther design was developed with a combination of higher than normal freeboard and an interceptor based MDI ride control system to provide a very comfortable ride over the 1_ hour journey. The Galaxy Wave represents the 233rd high speed catamaran designed by Incat Crowther and the 21st design in the 40 meter to 60 meter range.
 

Continental Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between New York and Roatan, Honduras
Monday August 14, 12:21 pm ET

HOUSTON, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL - News) today announced new nonstop Saturday service between New York at Newark Liberty International Airport and Roatan, Honduras, beginning December 16, pending government approval.

Continental will operate a Boeing 737-700 with space for 12 customers in first class and 112 in coach on the Saturday-only flight to Roatan, located on the northern coast of Honduras and a favorite among scuba, golf and sport- fishing enthusiasts. The flight will depart New York/Newark at 9:50 a.m. and arrive in Roatan at 1:35 p.m. The return flight will leave Roatan at 2:25 p.m., arriving in New York/Newark at 7:45 p.m. Flights are timed conveniently to allow connections for passengers at Newark Liberty. Continental also offers year-round service to Roatan, from Houston, Texas.

Framed by tranquil bays and mountain forests, Roatan is a popular gateway for eco-tourism in the diverse tropical region. It is home to nearly 100 dive sites, excellent, well-established dive resorts and operations, and the most developed tourism infrastructure in the Bay Islands, Honduras.

 

 

 

Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,200 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 154 domestic and 138 international destinations. More than 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 43,000 employees,

Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 61 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.

In 2006, Continental Airlines won its sixth J.D. Power and Associates award since 1996. The carrier received the highest rank in customer satisfaction among network carriers in North America in the J.D. Power and Associates 2006 Airline Satisfaction Index Survey(SM). For the third consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 Most Admired Global Airline on its 2006 list of Most Admired Global Companies. Continental was also named the No. 1 airline on the publication's 2006 America's Most Admired airline industry list. Additionally, Continental again won major awards at the OAG Airline of the Year Awards including "Best Airline Based in North America" for the third year in a row, and "Best Executive/Business Class" for the fourth consecutive year. For more company information, visit continental.com.

 


 

Source: Continental Airlines

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