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Continental Airlines Receives Outstanding Food Service Award From PAX International AIRLINE WINS THE AWARD FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR AND THIRD TIME OVERALL IN THE AMERICAS CATEGORY

CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Continental Airlines received the "Outstanding Food Service by a Carrier" award in the Americas category at the PAX International Readership Awards 2010. This is the second consecutive year and third time overall that the readers of PAX International have recognized Continental for its onboard meal service.

The awards recognize excellence in performance achievement and product development. PAX International, which is recognized as a key signpost for the travel catering industry, conducts a readership survey to select winners.

"We are excited to receive this award for the second straight year and to be in such great company with other award-winning airlines and caterers from around the world," said Food Services Vice President Sandra Pineau-Boddison. "We work hard to ensure our customers receive meals of the highest quality." PAX International is a trade publication that has covered the travel catering industry since 1997. In addition to publishing six times per year, PAX International has a twice-monthly newsletter devoted to travel catering, cabin service and entertainment for airlines, cruise lines and railroads.

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 more than 21,200 daily flights to 1,172 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.

SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.

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