Continental Airlines And Air Europa Launch Codeshare Services

20th Nov 2001

Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) and Air
Europa of Spain have implemented a cooperative marketing agreement which
includes codesharing on selected flights and reciprocal frequent flyer program

Effective November 17, Continental and Air Europa began codesharing on the
following services:

* Air Europa-operated flights between Madrid and Barcelona, Malaga and
    Palma de Mallorca;

* Continental-operated flights between Madrid and New York/Newark; and
* Continental-operated flights between New York/Newark and Atlanta,
    Boston, Chicago/Midway, Chicago/O`Hare, Cleveland, Dallas/Fort Worth,
    Denver, Detroit, Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami,
    Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh,
    St. Louis, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle,
    Washington/Dulles and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

These flights display the designator codes of both Continental (CO) and
Air Europa (UX) and are marketed by both carriers.


Meanwhile, members of Continental`s frequent flyer program, OnePass, are
now able to earn and redeem miles on all Air Europa flights, while members of
Air Europa`s frequent flyer program, Fidelitas, are able to do the same
anywhere on Continental`s network.
Continental currently operates five Boeing 777 non-stop flights per week
between Madrid and New York/Newark featuring its award-winning BusinessFirst

Air Europa is the second largest airline in Spain, with hubs at
Madrid/Barajas and Barcelona airports and a fleet of 24 aircraft operating
nearly 1,000 departures weekly.  Its eight international destinations include
Milan, Rome, Paris, London, Havana, Santo Domingo, Punta Cana and Caracas.
Air Europa`s alliance carriers are Alitalia and Aeropostal.
Air Europa ( is owned by Globalia Corporacion, Spain`s
largest transport and tourism group, which also includes tour operator
Travelplan and Halcon Viajes, the largest travel agency group in Spain and

Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 1,900 departures daily to 122 domestic and 89 international
destinations.  Operating hubs at New York/Newark, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
Continental ( serves more international cities than any other
U.S. carrier, including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and

Continental was named the 2001 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World,
as well as the 1996 Airline of the Year, making it the only carrier to receive
this honor twice in five years.

Continental is in the top quarter of Fortune magazine`s “100 Best
Companies to Work for in America,” 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

In Europe and the Middle East, Continental serves 16 airports in
11 countries, operating up to 129 departures weekly to its U.S. gateway hubs
at New York/Newark, Houston and Cleveland, with onward connections to cities
throughout North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.  Continental won
five awards, more than any other airline, at the OAG Airline of the Year
Awards 2001, including Best Trans-Atlantic Airline and Best Long-Haul
Executive/Business Class.  Continental`s alliance carriers in Europe include
Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways.



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