Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) tonight
won more awards than any other airline in the world at the OAG Airline of the
Year Awards 2001.
Continental took the top honors in five categories:
* Best short-haul executive/business class
* Best long-haul executive/business class
* Best trans-Atlantic airline
* Best airline based in North America
* Best frequent flyer program
The awards are based on votes by frequent flyers around the world who
subscribe to OAG print and electronic travel information products.
The awards were presented at a ceremony tonight at the Park Lane Hotel,
London. Barry Simon, Continental`s Senior Vice President - International,
accepted the awards on behalf of the airline.
“This is great news, particularly coming hot on the heels of Continental
winning Air Transport World`s Airline of the Year award for 2001,” said Simon.
“What all these awards show is that in every aspect of our service and
operations, Continental is stretching ahead of the competition, and that is
due more than anything to the efforts of all our 53,400 employees around the
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.
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