Continental Airlines Adds Disney Programming on Select Flights

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Continental Airlines

    HOUSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE:   CAL) welcomes
 Disney as an exclusive programming partner for inflight entertainment on the
 Continental Family Channel.  This channel is part of the airline's state-of-
 the-art seatback video system, available to all customers traveling on the its
 modern 767s and 777s.
     "When you think of families, you think of Disney," said Continental
 Airlines Vice President of Marketing Mark Bergsrud.  "Their lineup of quality
 family programming is impressive, and we think our customers will be pleased
 with our monthly selections for the Continental Family Channel."
     The airline has scheduled the following Disney programs, with additional
 programs to be introduced in later months:
     --  In April, the feature film will be The Shaggy D.A., along with an
         episode of the popular television program, Honey I Shrunk the Kids.
     --  In May, the Academy Award-winning motion picture Mary Poppins comes to
         seatback video screens.
     --  And in June, viewers will be spellbound by Bedknobs and Broomsticks
         and an entertaining episode of Ducktales.
 
     "As other airlines cut back their inflight service," said Bergsrud,
 "Continental continues to add the features our customers appreciate most."
     The seatback video system provides customers in Continental's award-
 winning BusinessFirst cabin with 16 video channels, and economy class
 customers may choose from eight video channels.  In addition, all customers
 may listen to any of 13 audio channels or play six popular video games.
     Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
 more than 2,200 departures daily to 136 domestic and 92 international
 destinations.  Operating hubs in Newark, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
 Continental (www.continental.com) serves more international cities than any
 other U.S. carrier, including extensive service throughout the Americas,
 Europe and Asia.
     Continental was named the 2001 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World,
 as well as the 1996 Airline of the Year, making it the only carrier to receive
 this honor twice in five years.  Continental is in the top quarter of FORTUNE
 magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for in America," and is ranked the
 nation's No. 1 airline in customer satisfaction for long- and short-haul
 flights by Frequent Flyer Magazine and J.D. Power and Associates.  Continental
 has received numerous awards for its BusinessFirst premium cabin (Conde Nast
 Traveler, OAG, Entrepreneur and SmartMoney magazines), OnePass frequent flyer
 program (InsideFlyer's Freddie Awards) and overall operations and management
 (FORTUNE magazine).
 
 

SOURCE Continental Airlines
    HOUSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE:   CAL) welcomes
 Disney as an exclusive programming partner for inflight entertainment on the
 Continental Family Channel.  This channel is part of the airline's state-of-
 the-art seatback video system, available to all customers traveling on the its
 modern 767s and 777s.
     "When you think of families, you think of Disney," said Continental
 Airlines Vice President of Marketing Mark Bergsrud.  "Their lineup of quality
 family programming is impressive, and we think our customers will be pleased
 with our monthly selections for the Continental Family Channel."
     The airline has scheduled the following Disney programs, with additional
 programs to be introduced in later months:
     --  In April, the feature film will be The Shaggy D.A., along with an
         episode of the popular television program, Honey I Shrunk the Kids.
     --  In May, the Academy Award-winning motion picture Mary Poppins comes to
         seatback video screens.
     --  And in June, viewers will be spellbound by Bedknobs and Broomsticks
         and an entertaining episode of Ducktales.
 
     "As other airlines cut back their inflight service," said Bergsrud,
 "Continental continues to add the features our customers appreciate most."
     The seatback video system provides customers in Continental's award-
 winning BusinessFirst cabin with 16 video channels, and economy class
 customers may choose from eight video channels.  In addition, all customers
 may listen to any of 13 audio channels or play six popular video games.
     Continental Airlines is the fifth largest airline in the U.S., offering
 more than 2,200 departures daily to 136 domestic and 92 international
 destinations.  Operating hubs in Newark, Houston, Cleveland and Guam,
 Continental (www.continental.com) serves more international cities than any
 other U.S. carrier, including extensive service throughout the Americas,
 Europe and Asia.
     Continental was named the 2001 Airline of the Year by Air Transport World,
 as well as the 1996 Airline of the Year, making it the only carrier to receive
 this honor twice in five years.  Continental is in the top quarter of FORTUNE
 magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work for in America," and is ranked the
 nation's No. 1 airline in customer satisfaction for long- and short-haul
 flights by Frequent Flyer Magazine and J.D. Power and Associates.  Continental
 has received numerous awards for its BusinessFirst premium cabin (Conde Nast
 Traveler, OAG, Entrepreneur and SmartMoney magazines), OnePass frequent flyer
 program (InsideFlyer's Freddie Awards) and overall operations and management
 (FORTUNE magazine).
 
 SOURCE  Continental Airlines

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