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Continental unveils new flat-bed seat at WTM

Continental unveils new flat-bed seat at WTM

12 November 2009 Airline News

Continental Airlines unveiled its new flat-bed seat at World Travel Market this week, the first time the seat has been displayed outside North America. The seat made its debut flight on a Boeing 777 flight from Hong Kong to Continental’s New York hub, Newark Liberty International Airport, on November 1. The seat will be gradually installed across the fleet over the next three years.

bmi codeshare with Continental

bmi codeshare with Continental

3 November 2009 Airline News

Bmi has formed a codeshare deal with Continental Airlines allowing it to sell tickets to US destinations served by the US carrier from five UK airports. The move comes as as Continental becomes the 25th member of the Star Alliance.

Continental Airlines joins Star Alliance

Continental Airlines joins Star Alliance

27 October 2009 Press Release Airline News

The CEOs of the Star Alliance member carriers today welcomed the alliance’s 25th member: Continental Airlines. Continental’s joining Star Alliance will further enhance the alliance’s three main customer benefits: global reach, worldwide recognition and seamless travel.

Continental Airlines announces more flights to hawaii

Continental Airlines announces more flights to hawaii

7 October 2009 Press Release Airline News

Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced new service from Los Angeles to Maui and from Orange County to Honolulu. Continental is also planning a second daily flight on the Los Angeles-Honolulu route. The flights begin March 7, 2010.

Continental Airlines reports Sept 09 operational performance

Continental Airlines reports Sept 09 operational performance

1 October 2009 Press Release Airline News

Continental Airlines today reported a September consolidated (mainline plus regional) load factor of 81.5 percent, 5.0 points above the September 2008 consolidated load factor, and a mainline load factor of 82.2 percent, 4.8 points above the September 2008 mainline load factor.  The carrier reported a domestic mainline September load factor of 84.0 percent, 5.5 points above the September 2008 domestic mainline load factor, and an international mainline load factor of 80.4 percent, 4.1 points above September 2008.  All four September load factors were records for the month.

Continental Airlines changes baggage policy

Continental Airlines changes baggage policy

27 August 2009 Press Release Airline News

Continental Airlines today announced changes to its checked baggage policy for customers travelling between Europe and the United States, including U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Continental to cut 1,700 jobs

Continental to cut 1,700 jobs

22 July 2009 Airline News

Continental Airlines is to cut 1,700 jobs amid a drop-off in revenue and passenger numbers, as it unveiled widening quarterly losses of $214m. But its rivals United and Southwest fared much better, with quarterly profits that provide the strongest hint yet of a recovery in US aviation.