Facing forward in the passenger cabin of a CommutAir Beechcraft 1900D displaying the integral and remote field operationally friendly,
built into the forward exit of this type of airplane
Continental Connection was a brand name under which several commuter airline carriers and their holding companies operated services marketed exclusively by Continental Airlines. As such all Continental Connection banner carrier (Commercial Aviation) services were provided using piston-engine or turboprop aircraft, in contrast to Continental Express, whose flights were operated by Continental's regional jet partners, ExpressJet Airlines and Chautauqua Airlines.
All flights on Continental Connection are given full
OnePass frequent flyer credit, as if they were mainline Continental flights.
The "Continental Connection" name was discontinued and the operation was renamed
United Express following the merger of Continental Airlines with United Airlines.
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Incidents and accidents [ edit ]
On February 12, 2009,
Colgan Air Flight 3407 operating on behalf of Continental Connection crashed into a house on Long Road in Clarence Center, New York while on approach to Buffalo Niagara International Airport; 50 people, including one on the ground, were killed according to New York State Police. [1 ] On September 7, 2011, Colgan Air Flight 3222, with 23 passengers en route from Houston, TX to Lake Charles, LA landed at
Southland Field, which was not their scheduled destination. The crew was subsequently relieved of duty. [2 ]
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