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Continental Airlines: Reaching Across the Globe

Continental Airlines is based in Houston. It is the 4th biggest airlines service provider of USA based on kilometers flown. On the basis of amount of passengers transported in a year it occupies the 5th position.

Fleet Size

Continental Airlines has 342 aircraft. Most of the planes are Boeing 737-800 – there are 126 such planes. It also has 41 Boeing 757-200 carriers and 33 Boeing 737-900ERs apart from 36 Boeing 737-700s.

Hubs

Continental Airlines has four major hubs – Antonio B Won Pat International Airport in Guam, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and Newark Liberty International Airport.

Destinations

Continental Airlines serves 78 destinations across the world in addition to 62 locations within USA. In Africa it flies to Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos. In Caribbean it flies to destinations like Antigua, Hamilton, Oranjestad, Kralendijk and Nassau. In Central America its flights can be availed from Belize City, Guatemala City, Liberia, Roatan and San Salvador and other cities.

In Northern America the US aviation enterprise its flights can be obtained from locations such as Calgary, Acapulco and Anchorage. In South America it heads to Buenos Aires, Quito, Rio de Janeiro, Lima, Bogota and Caracas.

People looking to avail flights of Continental in Asia can opt for cities such as Beijing, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Hiroshima and Delhi. In Europe Brussels, Berlin, Copenhagen, Athens and Paris are some of its major destinations.

In Oceania the American carrier operates flights from locations like as Cairns, Guam, Chuuk, Kwajalein and Nadi.

Frequent Flyer Program:

The frequent flyer program of Continental is named OnePass. This facility allows regular passengers to get access to free tickets. In addition, they also receive membership of the airport lounge at a lesser rate and receive first-class upgrades for flights.

Codesharing Agreements

This American aviation giant has entered into Codesharing deals with Continental Express, Star Alliance and Continental Connection. It also has similar agreements with some other companies such as:

Aeromar

EVA Air

Avianca

Hawaiian Airlines

Cape Air

Island Air

Copa Airlines

TACA Airlines

Copa Airlines Colombia

Virgin Atlantic Airways

Offices Worldwide

The ticket offices of Continental Airlines are located throughout the world, including the following places:

* Australia

* Brazil

* Canada

* France

* Germany

* Netherlands

* United States

* Japan

* Switzerland

* United Kingdom

History

Continental Airlines started to operate in 1934. It was known as Varney Speed Lines for Walter T Varney, who was among the earliest owners. It was headquartered at El Paso and also operated at Albuquerque, Las Vegas and Santa Fe. In February 2011 the company merged with United Continental Holdings.

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