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Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,800 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 135 domestic and 132 international destinations. More than 650 additional points are served via alliance partners. With more than 42,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 67 million passengers per year. It accepts payments of various forms including UATP charge card.

Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. For the fifth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 World's Most Admired Airline on its 2008 list of World's Most Admired Companies.

In February 09, the airliner announced a $777 Intro Fare to launch Newark to Shanghai nonstop daily flight service on Boeing 777-200 aircraft. Continental has operated nonstop service between Liberty and Beijing since 2005 and between Liberty and Hong Kong since 2001.

Continental Airlines announced it will end its participation in SkyTeam after its last scheduled flight on Oct. 24, 2009 and joins Star Alliance on Oct. 27, 2009. The airliner announced an alliance agreement with All Nippon Airways allowing both carriers to strengthen cooperation just after Continental's joining the Star Alliance.

On December 2, 2009, the airliner announced new BusinessFirst menus for customers traveling on international flights following seven months of tasting and development. The first in a series of four different cycles of lunch and dinner menus debuted on trans-Atlantic, South American and trans-Pacific routes this in Dec 2009.

On May 3, 2010, Continental Airlines announced that it has agreed to merge with United Airlines in a merger of equals to create the world's leading airline.

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