Continental Airlines Gets High Rating From “Aviation Week & Space Technology”

Continental Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: CAL and CAL.A) is rated the #2 “Best Managed” major U.S. airline by the leading weekly aviation magazine, Aviation Week & Space Technology. Using new methodology in this year`s analysis, the publication gave Continental the highest rating of any major U.S. airline for the “Asset Utilization” sub-measure, while ranking Continental second among its domestic peers for the “Productivity” and “Financial Health” sub-measures.

The industry analysis is the cover story of the July 10 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology (

Continental`s high ranking in this study based on financial parameters is complementary to its high ranking in studies that measure its standing with customers and employees. Continental is the #1 airline for customer satisfaction for short- and long-distance flights according to a study released by Frequent Flyer/J.D. Power and Associates in May. For two consecutive years Continental has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America by FORTUNE magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute.

Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering more than 2,300 departures daily to 138 domestic and 94 international destinations. Operating major hubs in Newark, Houston and Cleveland, Continental ( serves more international cities than any other U.S. carrier, including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.