THE PORT AUTHORITY OF NY & NJ

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NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT REACHES MILESTONE AS 50TH INTERNATIONAL NONSTOP ROUTE BEGINS SERVICE

Date: Mar 06, 2003
Press Release Number: 26-2003

Newark Liberty International Airport will add its 50th international nonstop route tonight when Continental Airlines introduces service between the airport and Geneva.

The new route comes as the Port Authority celebrates the airport’s 75th anniversary this year, coinciding with the centennial of flight.

New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey said, \"This announcement highlights Newark Liberty International Airport’s role as an economic engine for the region, as well as its place in the global economy. With nonstop service now offered to 50 international cities and greater things to come, Newark Liberty International Airport solidifies its long-recognized standing as a gateway to the world.\"

Port Authority Chairman Jack G. Sinagra said, \"The Port Authority’s $3.8 billion public-private redevelopment program at Newark Liberty International Airport has allowed us to make the types of enhancements and improvements we need to bring the world to travelers and travelers to the world. This new service confirms that commitment and we look forward to continuing that tradition for decades to come.\"

Port Authority Executive Director Joseph J. Seymour said, \"Newark Liberty International Airport handles more than 30 million passengers annually and is one of the world’s busiest airports, with service to 74 cities throughout the United States. We are excited that Continental’s new service to Geneva now allows the airport to reach 50 international destinations.\"

Newark Mayor Sharpe James said, \"We bridge the miles between Newark and the rest of the world at Newark Liberty International Airport. This new service added today lends even greater prestige to the city of Newark, the state and the region, and I congratulate the Port Authority and its airline partners on this significant milestone.\"

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH rapid-transit system; the Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.

A list follows of international nonstop service available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

REGION (Number of destinations)
Canada (5)
CITIES SERVED Halifax
Montreal
Ottawa
Quebec City
Toronto

REGION (Number of destinations)
Mexico (3)
CITIES SERVED
Cancun
Mexico City
Puerto Vallarta

REGION (Number of destinations)
Central America (5)
CITIES SERVED
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Panama City, Panama
San Jose, Costa Rica
San Pedro Sula, Honduras
San Salvador, El Salvador

REGION (Number of destinations)
Carribean/Bermuda (10)
CITIES SERVED
Antigua
Aruba
Bermuda
Grand Cayman
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Nassau, Bahamas
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
St. Martin, Netherland Antilles

REGION (Number of destinations)
South America (3)
CITIES SERVED
Bogota, Colombia
Lima, Peru
Sao Paulo, Brazil

REGION (Number of destinations)
Trans-Atlantic (20)
CITIES SERVED
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Birmingham, England
Brussels, Belgium
Cologne, Germany
Copenhagen, Denmark
Dublin, Ireland
Frankfurt, Germany
Geneva, Switzerland
Glasgow, Scotland
Lisbon, Portugal
London, England
Madrid, Spain
Manchester, England
Milan, Italy
Paris, France
Rome, Italy
Shannon, Ireland
Stockholm, Sweden
Warsaw, Poland
Zurich, Switzerland

REGION (Number of destinations)
Middle East (2)
CITIES SERVED
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel Aviv, Israel

REGION (Number of destinations)
Trans-Pacific (2)
CITIES SERVED
Hong Kong
Tokyo, Japan