Continental Airlines Fleet Service Employees Ratify New Labor Contract

Dec 29, 2010, 16:18 ET from United Continental Holdings, Inc.

CHICAGO and HOUSTON, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), today announced that its fleet service employees represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), ratified their collective bargaining agreement with the company.

"We are pleased that our fleet service co-workers have ratified this agreement," said Scott Dolan, senior vice president of Airport Operations at United. "This is a positive step forward as we continue to work with all of our employee groups to develop contracts that are fair to our employees and the company."

The agreement covers approximately 7,000 Continental fleet service employees located throughout the United States.

About Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL). Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,400 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 142 domestic and 131 international destinations. Continental is a member of Star Alliance, which overall offers 21,000 daily flights to 1,160 airports in 181 countries. Continental has hubs serving Cleveland, Guam, Houston and New York/Newark Liberty, and together with its regional partners, carries approximately 63 million passengers per year.  

United Continental Holdings, Inc. became the holding company for both United and Continental upon close of the merger transaction. The two airlines will operate separately as they begin to integrate key customer services, marketing activities and airport processes. For more company information, go to and follow on Twitter and Facebook.

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