Continental Announces New Tentative Agreement With Flight Attendants
CHICAGO, Jan. 4, 2011
CHICAGO, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) representing Continental flight attendants. The IAM is expected to hold a ratification vote in the coming weeks.
"The negotiation teams were able to reach a fair agreement that is another positive step forward as we work to combine our companies," said Sam Risoli, vice president of Inflight Service for the combined company.
The agreement covers approximately 9,300 Continental flight attendants 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 continental.com and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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