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Continental Is Named 2004 OAG ‘Airline of the Year’

Continental Airlines has won top
honors in the OAG Airline of the Year Awards 2004. In addition to being named “Airline of the Year,” Continental was awarded
with “Best Executive/Business Class” and “Best Airline Based in North
America.” Continental is the first North American airline ever to win “Airline of
the Year,” an award which has been given since 1982.

The OAG Airline of the Year Awards celebrate the very best in global air
travel and publicly recognize the highest standards within the industry.
Often called “The Oscars of the airline industry,” the awards are based on
votes by frequent flyers around the world who subscribe to OAG print and
electronic travel information products. The discerning frequent flyers who
determine the outcome represent the very essence of business travel, and
their votes are based on personal experience.

“The people of Continental have worked together consistently for more than
a decade to provide the best service you can get from an airline,” said
Continental Chairman and CEO Gordon Bethune. “These awards demonstrate
that we are still delivering what counts, and premium international
travelers in particular continue to regard BusinessFirst as the top choice
for its blend of cabin amenities and expert service from our personnel.”

Tim Kennedy, Continental’s Managing Director Europe/Middle East Sales &
Marketing, accepted the awards on behalf of the airline at a ceremony at
the Park Lane Hotel in London.