Continental Airlines Begins Daily Nonstop Service Between Houston and Cali, Colombia

HOUSTON, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Continental Airlines (NYSE:CAL) will begin new daily nonstop service tomorrow between Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Cali, Colombia, the airline’s eighth South American destination and its 67th destination in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The flight will depart Houston at 4 p.m., arriving in Cali at 9 p.m. The return flight will depart Cali at 9:10 a.m., arriving in Houston at 2:05 p.m. Flights are timed conveniently to allow connections in Houston for passengers arriving from/departing for Newark Liberty International Airport in the New York City area.

Continental will utilize a Boeing 737-700 aircraft on the approximately five-hour flight to Cali, the third-largest city in Colombia, with seating for 12 passengers in First Class and 112 in Coach. Continental also offers daily nonstop service to Bogota, Colombia, from Houston and New York/Newark.

Continental offers a number of Spanish-language services, including bilingual flight attendants on many flights to Latin America, as well as bilingual airport personnel, reservations agents and signage. Passengers may make reservations in Spanish at 1-800-537-9222. Continental Airlines has been named for eight consecutive years to Hispanic Magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies for Hispanics” (1998-2005).

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 131 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 .

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