Continental Airlines connects the dots in Asia

On the eve of relaunching a Hong Kong-Guam service, Continental Airlines’ Walter Dias discusses the importance of Asia to US airlines.
Walter Dias
Walter Dias

If you want to be a player, you have to be looking to Asia. That's the view of Walter Dias, managing director for Greater China and Southeast Asia at Continental Airlines, when it comes to the importance of the region to US carriers. And Continental intends to be a player.

The Houston, Texas-based airline will re-launch a non-stop service between Hong Kong and Guam tomorrow, a route it discontinued in July 2008 due to high fuel costs. In addition to resuming the route, the airline joined Star Alliance, the world's largest airline alliance, last October and inaugurated Shanghai-Newark non-stop flights in March 2009 -- at a time when most other US airlines were...

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