Continental Airlines Named Official Airline of the Houston Texans NFL Football Team

HOUSTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Continental Airlines
(NYSE: CAL) today announced a multi-year marketing partnership with the
Houston Texans signing on as its “official airline.”

Elements of the partnership include cooperative advertising and joint
marketing promotions, in-stadium signage and hospitality opportunities that
Continental will extend to its OnePass frequent flyer members.  The agreement
also includes charter flight services for the team`s travel throughout the

“All of us at Continental are excited by the return of the NFL to Houston
and are proud to partner with the Texans in our hometown,” said Mark Bergsrud,
vice president of marketing.  “We know what it takes to build a winning team
and the Texans are putting the pieces in place for a first class

“We are excited to have Continental Airlines as a Houston Texans marketing
partner and a member of our `Texans Alliance` for our 2002 Inaugural Season
and beyond,” said Jamey Rootes, senior vice president, chief sales and
marketing officer of the Houston Texans.  “Continental is an industry leader
and a great Houston company, so we are thrilled to have them as the Official
Airline of the Houston Texans.”

The Texans sponsorship is another example of Continental`s ongoing
commitment to its hometown of Houston.  Continental is also the official
airline of the Houston Astros, the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Ballet,
the Alley Theatre, and Houston`s Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS).


The Texans, who will be kicking off their season this August at Reliant
Stadium, are bringing NFL football back to Houston after a five-year absence.

Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the United States,
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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