Passengers Being Reaccommodated
Flights at Several Airports Expected to Be Affected Today and Tomorrow
HOUSTON, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) has announced that flight operations at airports in the southeastern United States are being affected by Hurricane Katrina. Continental Airlines and Continental Express have cancelled a total of 111 flights today, including all flights at New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi and Pensacola and Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Flights are subject to delay or cancellation at other airports in the region. Continental Airlines anticipates resuming service to these markets as local airport authorities give approval to reopen the affected airports.
Continental is monitoring Hurricane Katrina and normal flight operations will resume as weather and field conditions permit.
Continental is providing a weather advisory and real time flight status reports at continental.com.
Due to hurricane Katrina, Continental is providing the option to reschedule or reroute travel without penalty for customers ticketed to any of the affected cities through Sep. 3. Contact reservations at (1-800-523-3273) to adjust/postpone existing affected itineraries for later travel on Continental. Travel must be rescheduled by Sept. 10.
Continental Airlines is the world’s sixth-largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,100 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 148 domestic and 130 international destinations, more than any other carrier in the world. Nearly 400 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines, which include Aeromexico, Air France/KLM, Alitalia, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Korean Air and Northwest Airlines. With 41,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 56 million passengers per year. Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture.
For the second consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 Most Admired Global Airline on its 2005 list of Most Admired Global Companies. Continental was also included in the publication’s annual “Top 50″ list, which ranks all companies, across a wide variety of industries, that appear in the Global Most Admired Companies issue. Continental again won major awards at the 2005 OAG Airline of the Year Awards including “Airline of the Year” and “Best Airline Based in North America” for the second consecutive year, and “Best Executive/Business Class” for the third consecutive year. For more company information, visit www.continental.com .
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