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Gulfstream International (GIA) Airlines Celebrates its First Full Year of Service at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

CLEVELAND, Nov. 24, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gulfstream International Airlines (AMEX:GIA) recently celebrated its first full year of service at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Gulfstream commenced service in September of 2008 with flights to DuBois, PA; Franklin/Oil City, PA and Lewisburg/Greenbrier, WV. It expanded its service in October of 2008 adding flights to Bradford/Warren, PA and Jamestown, NY. These flights are operated under Gulfstream’s “Continental Connection” affiliation with Continental Airlines. Under this arrangement, Gulfstream coordinates pricing and schedules with Continental Airlines. Gulfstream passengers enjoy a seamless travel experience as through ticketing and baggage transfer is offered. Gulfstream passengers may participate in the Continental OnePass Frequent Flyer program and may book their flights and select their seats via Continental’s website, Continental.com.

“The establishment of service at Continental’s Cleveland hub has been a critical part of Gulfstream International’s route realignment. By adding service to these Essential Air Service points, we have successfully redeployed our aircraft in a way that has benefited these communities and our airline,” said Mickey Bowman, Gulfstream’s Vice President of Corporate Development.

Gulfstream currently operates 23 aircraft with over 150 daily system departures throughout Florida, the Bahamas and now with service at Cleveland, OH. Gulfstream operates as Continental Connection, under contractual agreement with Continental Airlines. Additionally Gulfstream has codeshare relationships with United Airlines and Copa Airlines of Panama. The Company, with its headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale, has approximately 500 employees, the bulk of which are Florida based. Gulfstream is a member of the Regional Airline Association.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 Uncategorized
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