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Continental Airlines Announces Nonstop Service Between Portland and Anchorage

HOUSTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) announced Jan. 15 daily summer seasonal service between Portland, Ore. and Anchorage, Alaska. The nonstop flights will operate from June 10, 2010 through Sept. 6, 2010.

"We're pleased to expand our service to Anchorage with another route from the Pacific Northwest," said Jim Ferea, Continental's managing director scheduling. "The new flights will provide more convenience for our customers and will complement our existing Anchorage service from Seattle and Houston."

The flight from Portland International Airport (PDX) will depart at 6:10 p.m. and arrive at Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage at 8:55 p.m. The return flight will depart Anchorage at 1:25 a.m. and arrive in Portland at 6:15 a.m. Continental will operate the flight with a Boeing 737-800 with 160 seats.

Continental offers daily nonstop service to Anchorage during the summer from its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and same plane one-stop service the rest of the year, as well as year-round daily nonstop service from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA). In addition, same plane one-stop service from Continental's New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) will resume effective Feb. 11, 2009.

Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,400 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 130 domestic and 132 international destinations. Continental is a member of Star Alliance, which overall offers 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 countries through its 26 member airlines. With more than 41,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with its regional partners, carries approximately 63 million passengers per year.

Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. For the sixth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 World's Most Admired Airline on its 2009 list of World's Most Admired Companies. For more company information, go to continental.com.

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