Business Traveler Magazine Readers chosed Continental Airlines as Best Airline for North American Travelers

Continental Airlines outranked all other U.S. carriers to be chosen as the Best Airline for North American Travel in Business Traveler magazine’s 2008 Best in Business Travel Survey.

Continental also placed highest among U.S. airlines for Best Flight Attendants in North America. The awards were presented to the airline in Los Angeles on Dec. 11, 2008.
“Continental’s employees consistently deliver a world-class product and industry leading service,” said Jim Compton, Continental’s executive vice president of marketing. “With one of the youngest fleets in the industry, we continue to take delivery of new aircraft and invest in our product to improve passenger comfort, including upgrading existing aircraft with in-seat power, video on demand and Wi-Fi, and introducing a new lie-flat seat in our BusinessFirst cabin.”

Business Traveler is one of the world’s leading business travel authorities. The Best in Business Travel Survey is compiled solely from the responses of Business Traveler readers to recognize the companies that have made business travel more enjoyable.


Continental Airlines is the world’s fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,500 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 134 domestic and 131 international destinations. More than 675 additional points are served via alliance partners. With more than 43,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 69 million passengers per year.

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. For more company information, go to

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