Continental Airlines Applies for Nonstop Flights Between Houston and Buenos Aires, Argentina

Proposed Flight to Provide Convenient Through Service to New York

HOUSTON, April 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) announced today that it has submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for approval to operate daily nonstop flights from its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport to Buenos Aires, Argentina. If approved, Continental will introduce the service in November 2005 utilizing a Boeing 767-200, carrying 25 BusinessFirst and 149 economy customers.

The new Houston-Buenos Aires flight will be timed to provide convenient through service to Continental’s New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and online connecting service between Buenos Aires and numerous points throughout the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

Continental, the only U.S. carrier that will offer daily nonstop service between Houston and Argentina, has been working hard to develop a comprehensive U.S.-Latin America network. With the addition of Buenos Aires, Continental will offer nonstop service to 68 destinations in 25 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Continental Airlines is the world’s sixth-largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,000 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 150 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 won major awards at the 2004 OAG Airline of the Year Awards including “Airline of the Year,” “Best Airline Based in North America” and “Best Executive/Business Class.”

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