Continental Appoints Marzetta

HOUSTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/—Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced that Dante Marzetta has been named senior vice president-airport services. In this capacity he is responsible for customer service, terminal operations and cargo at airports worldwide and oversees a workforce of approximately 15,000 agents and related staff.
Marzetta replaces Mark Erwin, who was named president and CEO of Continental Micronesia, Inc. in September 2002.
Marzetta was previously responsible for the Cleveland hub for Continental. He joined the company in 1994 and held other positions including senior director of heavy check base maintenance.
“I am proud to welcome Dante to the senior management team, and we know he will capably direct our airport activity in support of the strong reputation we have earned for customer service,” said Continental Chairman and CEO Gordon Bethune.
Marzetta served in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1993, and later held positions at the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Joint Tactical Command, Control, and Communications Agency. He holds a bachelor`s degree in aeronautics engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a master`s degree in computer systems management from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a master`s degree in international relations and strategic studies from the Naval War College.
Continental Airlines is the world`s seventh-largest airline and has more than 2,000 daily departures. With 131 domestic and 93 international destinations, Continental has the broadest global route network of any U.S. airline, including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and carries approximately 41 million passengers per year on the newest jet fleet among major U.S. airlines. With 48,000 employees, Continental is one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America. In 2003, Fortune ranked Continental highest among major U.S. carriers in the quality of its service and products, and No. 2 on its list of Most Admired Global Airlines. For more company information, visit