Continental Airlines became the first U.S. operator of Boeing's new 737-800 model last week and said it will continue its average delivery pace of greater than one transport a week through 1999. Continental's first -800, configured to seat 155 passengers, is scheduled to go into service on routes between the airline's Newark hub and destinations in Latin America. The July 8 delivery also marked the start of a mix-and-match capability between the carrier's next-generation 737-700s and ...


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