Continental Airlines Begins All-Jet Service at New York/Newark International Hub

Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL)
today began all-jet flying at New York/Newark, the carrier`s second-largest
hub and the second of Continental`s three domestic hubs to offer all-jet

With today`s upgrade from turboprop service to regional jet service
between Newark International Airport and six regional markets, all Continental
and Continental Express flights at the New York City area`s only major airline
hub are now operated by jets.

“This milestone brings Continental Express closer to its goal of operating
an all-jet fleet and underscores Continental`s commitment to providing all of
our customers with consistent, reliable service aboard the industry`s youngest
jet fleet,” said a Continental spokesperson.

Continental and Continental Express together operate 341 daily departures
aboard Boeing and Embraer jets from New York/Newark to more than 120 cities,
including six markets upgrading today from turboprop to jet service:
Washington/Dulles; Baltimore; Albany and Syracuse, N.Y.;  Burlington, Vt.; and
Portland, Maine.

In October 2001, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport became the first
of Continental`s three domestic hubs to begin all-jet service.  The carrier`s
largest hub, Houston`s Bush Intercontinental Airport, is scheduled to complete
its transition to all-jet service in the first quarter of 2003.


Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 2,100 departures daily to 120 domestic and 91 international
destinations.  Operating hubs in New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
Continental serves more international cities than any other U.S. carrier,
including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.  For
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Continental was named Air Transport World`s Airline of the Year for 2001
and 1996, making it the only carrier to receive that honor twice in five
years.  For the fourth consecutive year, Continental was named one of the
100 Best Places to Work For by FORTUNE magazine, and is ranked the nation`s
No. 1 airline in customer satisfaction for long and short-haul flights by
Frequent Flyer Magazine and J.D. Power and Associates.  Continental has
received numerous awards for its BusinessFirst premium cabin (Conde Nast
Traveler, OAG, Entrepreneur and SmartMoney magazines), OnePass frequent flyer
program (InsideFlyer`s Freddie Awards) and overall operations and management
(FORTUNE magazine).