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General information


Continental Airlines

Texan carrier based in Houston, USA.

This airline's slogan has stayed the same since 1988: "Work hard, fly right".

Continental Airlines was founded in 1931 and has grown to be one of the USA's largest airlines. Today it has a fleet of over 343 airplanes and 87 orders are going to join them soon. These numbers don't include the subsidiaries of the company!

Destinations number 265 and subsidiaries, code-share partners are excluded from this number as well!

It is a gigantic airline, an important carrier in the USA and also in Latin America.

It is part of the Star Alliance airlines and also has stakes in other carriers.


Fact sheet


 General company information...

Official name: 

Continental Airlines


"Work hard, fly right"

IATA designator:


ICAO designator:



Houston (Texas), USA


Star Alliance



Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport - Houston, USA

Focus cities, regions,

secondary hubs:

Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport - Guam

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport - Cleveland, USA

Newark Liberty International Airport - New York, USA

Number of destinations:


 Fleet & flights-related...

Fleet size:

343 (+87 orders)

Aircraft types used:

Boeing 737, Boeing 757, Boeing 767, Boeing 777

Accidents & incidents:

Total: 13 - Fatal cases: 7


Number of passengers:




Frequent flyer program:


Other important issues:

- Continental Airlines has ordered 25 Boeing 787 Dreamliners - these will enter the fleet between 2011 and 2014

- This airline was part of the Sky Team Alliance, but has quit and joined the Star Alliance




Up to over 4.000 daily departures are operated and more than 43.000 people work for this company.

The airline flies to the Americas, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

In mid 2008 the proportion of destinations served was almost equally split between domestic and foreign: 133 internal destinations and 132 international ones were served.




The fleet consists of Boeing aircraft exclusively and over 220 of the 343 planes are 737 models.

Long range aircraft are present in large numbers in the Continental Airlines fleet.

25 Boeing 787s have been ordered.


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