Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today
announced that Jim Compton has been named senior vice president of Pricing and
Revenue Management and Glen Hauenstein has been named senior vice president of
“Both Jim and Glen have been key figures in Continental`s success over the
past six years,” said Gordon Bethune, Continental`s Chairman and CEO. “Their
contributions will continue to position the airline at the top of the
In this position, Compton, 45, is responsible for managing all domestic
and international pricing and revenue management functions. Prior to his
promotion, Compton served as vice president of Pricing and Revenue Management,
a position he had held since September 1999. Compton has held various
positions in pricing and revenue management since joining Continental in
Prior to joining Continental, Compton held various positions in pricing,
forecasting and business planning at United Parcel Service of America and
United Airlines. He holds a bachelor`s and master`s degree in economics from
the University of Illinois, Chicago.
As senior vice president of Scheduling, Hauenstein, 40, is responsible for
planning the airline`s route network. He joined Continental in 1987 as
International controller and has held positions of increasing responsibility,
including managing director of Financial Planning and staff vice president of
Prior to joining Continental, Hauenstein was the team manager of Treasury
Operations for People Express Airline, Inc. from 1984-1985. Hauenstein
attended Stetson University, majoring in Business Administration.
Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 2,200 departures daily to 136 domestic and 92 international
destinations. Operating hubs in Newark, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
Continental (http://www.continental.com) serves more international cities than any
other U.S. carrier, including extensive service throughout the Americas,
Europe and Asia.
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 magazine).