Facts about Continental Airlines

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 3, 2010 at 7:39 AM

NAME: Continental Airlines Inc.

HEADQUARTERS: Houston.

HUBS: Newark, N.J.; Houston; Cleveland.

CHAIRMAN AND CEO: Jeffery A. Smisek.

YEAR FOUNDED: 1934, as predecessor Varney Speed Lines.

EMPLOYEES: 41,385 as of March 31.

2009 REVENUE: $12.59 billion.

LAST QUARTER’S REPORT: The company lost $146 million in the first quarter but revenue rose 7 percent.

DESTINATIONS: 243, including 118 domestic and 125 international, as of March 31.

FLEET: 586 airplanes, including 253 used in regional service, as of March 31.

DAILY DEPARTURES: More than 2,000.

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