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Continental Airlines Boosts Spring, Summer Schedule to Anchorage

Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL)
tomorrow will launch an expanded spring and summer schedule to the largest
city in the “The Last Frontier” with new service between Anchorage, Alaska,
and Portland, Ore., Houston and New York/Newark.

Beginning tomorrow, Continental will offer daily nonstop service between
Portland, Ore., and Anchorage.  Flight 784 will depart Portland at 10:28 p.m.,
arriving in Anchorage at 1:14 a.m.  Flight 485 will depart Anchorage at
2:28 a.m., arriving in Portland at 6:50 a.m.  Continuing service through
Portland is offered to and from New York/Newark, with further connection
opportunities throughout the eastern U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Europe,
particularly for customers in Portland and Anchorage.  From May 2-June 12,
services will be operated by a 150-seat Boeing 737-800 new generation
aircraft.  From June 13, services will be operated by a 183-seat
Boeing 757-200.

From May 15-Sept. 4, Continental will operate one daily nonstop flight
between Houston and Anchorage.  Flight 627 will depart Houston at noon,
arriving in Anchorage at 4 p.m.  Flight 288 will depart Anchorage at
8:50 p.m., arriving in Houston at 6:27 a.m. Service will be operated by a
Boeing 757-200.  Flights are conveniently timed to connect to dozens of
flights throughout the U.S. and Central and South America.  Continental`s
one-stop flights to and from Houston through Seattle will continue to operate.

From June 13-Sept. 4, Continental`s daily nonstop service between
New York/Newark and Anchorage resumes, in addition to the one-stop flight
through Portland, Ore.  Flight 114 will depart Newark International Airport at
3:35 p.m., arriving in Anchorage at 7:24 p.m.  Flight 1615 will depart
Anchorage at 6:45 p.m. and arrive in New York/Newark at 5:30 a.m.  Service
will be operated by a Boeing 757-200.  Flights are timed to connect to flights
throughout the eastern and midwestern U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
more than 2,100 departures daily to 120 domestic and 91 international
destinations.  Operating hubs in New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
Continental serves more international cities than any other U.S. carrier,
including extensive service throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.  For
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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.  For the fourth consecutive year, Continental
was named one of the 100 Best Places to Work For by FORTUNE magazine, 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 (FORTUNE magazine).