Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) BusinessFirst has won Best Executive/Business Class award in the OAG Airline of the Year Awards 2003.
The awards are based on votes by frequent flyers around the world who subscribe to OAG print and electronic travel information products. Jim Summerford, Continental`s vice president - International, accepted the award on behalf of the airline at a ceremony today at the London Hilton.
“It`s especially gratifying to win this award during these difficult times for our industry,” said Summerford. “This is a recognition by the world`s most experienced business travelers that Continental continues to deliver better service than our competitors—and that`s a tribute to the efforts of all our 48,000 employees.”
Continental Airlines is the world`s seventh-largest airline and has more than 2,200 daily departures. With 130 domestic and 95 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 continental.com .