NEWARK - (AP) - Continental Airlines says it is canceling 24flights, primarily out of Newark Liberty International Airport.

Airline spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says Wednesday'scancellations are "due to lack of crew availability." The pilots'union at Continental Airlines isn't commenting and no furtherdetails are available.

The airline is working to get customers on alternate flights. Continental, a unit of Chicago-based United Continental HoldingsCo., operates a large hub out of Newark Liberty InternationalAirport. It has about 3,000 daily flights system-wide.