Continental Airlines Logo – Continental Airlines, Inc. was an airline certified United States . Based in the center of Chicago , Illinois , was the fourth largest airline in the United States in terms of revenue passenger / miles . 5 Since 1998 , Continental’s slogan has been ” Work Hard, Fly Right . ” On May 3rd of 2010 it was announced that Continental Airlines and United Airlines would merge to give rise to the first airline in the world. The November 30, 2011 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that from that day, Continental and United Airlines would operate as a single (United).
Effected Continental flights to destinations in the United States, Canada , Latin America , Europe , and parts of Asia – Pacific . Had more than 6,000 daily departures, serving some 151 national and 190 international destinations and had 85,200 employees (March 2007). 8 The main operations are based on their main airports of Newark Liberty International Airport (in Newark, New Jersey ), the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (in Houston, Texas ) and theInternational Airport Cleveland Hopkins (in Cleveland, Ohio ). Continental Micronesia , a subsidiary wholly owned by the company, efectúava routes inMicronesia flights from its base in the International Airport Antonio B. Won Pat in Guam and conectava Micronesia region with destinations in East Asia ,Southeast Asia , Honolulu and Cairns, Australia .
Continental Airlines was minority owner of ExpressJet Airlines , which operates under the trade name Continental Express but had a totally independent of Continental and it is a public company. Cape Air , Colgan Air , CommutAir and Gulfstream International Airlines feed Continental’s flights operating asContinental Connection , and Chautauqua Airlines did under the name Continental Express, Continental does not even have any interests in these companies.
Since September 2005 , Continental was a member of alliance SkyTeam , where he participated with Northwest Airlines , Delta Air Lines , Air France ,Aeromexico , Alitalia ,Korean Air, KLM , etc. In addition to agreements code share with airlines outside the alliance SkyTeam, the airline also had codeshare agreements with rail service Amtrak to some cities in the northeastern United States, with U.S. Helicopter International Airport flying freedom Newark toManhattan , and the railroads Gauls to destinations in France. In January 2009, Continental announced that he would leave the SkyTeam Alliance on October 24, 2009 and come into Star Alliance on October 27, 2009.