Even though Continental Airlines has filed for protection under federal bankruptcy law, its planes are flying normal schedules at area airports, and passengers are not fretting about the change, airport spokesmen and travel agents said yesterday.
At Baltimore-Washington International Airport, "it's business as usual," said Dana Stoneham, Continental's supervisor of airport service for BWI.
Continental flies three DC-9 jets daily to Cleveland and six propeller-driven commuter flights daily to Newark, N.J., out of BWI, Ms. Stoneham said. Despite the bankruptcy filing, "all systems are go," she said.
By the end of the day, Omega World Travel Inc., a travel agency based in Falls Church, Va., that has three full-service offices in the Baltimore area and 197 more nationwide, had had no requests to change reservations from Continental to other airlines, said Nancy Pace, manager of the corporate department.