Continental Airlines Honored as HP Supplier of the Year

Nov. 13, 2009

HOUSTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today announced it has been named HP Supplier of the Year for its role in bringing exceptional new value to HP through innovation and collaboration under HP's Supplier Development Program.

"Continental Airlines is very proud to be the first recipient of HP's Supplier of the Year award," said Gary Clark, global account manager Continental Airlines. "We believe that relationships matter and this award is a testament to the strength of our relationship and our commitment to our customers."

In an increasingly complex global technology landscape, HP and Continental are collaborating to jointly expand and improve their businesses. To determine the winner of the Supplier of the Year Award, HP's Global Supply Chain Services (GSCS) leadership team evaluated an elite group of suppliers with outstanding performance exemplifying principles of new value, including enhanced revenue, cost savings and process efficiencies. Continental was recognized at HP's Strategic Supplier Forum this week for its significant contribution.

"World-class suppliers like Continental Airlines are critical to HP's success, and we are privileged to have such a trusted, integrated partner," said Nick Gunn, vice president, GSCS, HP. "Our work together this year has gone beyond our traditional roles to include partnering on marketing initiatives and shared best practices for sales."

Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 2,400 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 130 domestic and 132 international destinations. Continental is a member of Star Alliance, which provides access to more than 900 additional points in 169 countries via 24 other member airlines. With more than 41,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with its regional partners, carries approximately 63 million passengers per year.

Celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, Continental consistently earns awards and critical acclaim for both its operation and its corporate culture. For the sixth consecutive year, FORTUNE magazine named Continental the No. 1 World's Most Admired Airline on its 2009 list of World's Most Admired Companies. For more company information, go to

SOURCE Continental Airlines