Continental Airlines Technicians Ratify Agreement


Continental Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL), today announced that its technicians and related employees, represented by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT), ratified their collective bargaining agreement with the company.

“We are committed to reaching fair and mutually beneficial agreements with all of our unions, and are pleased our Continental technicians have voted to ratify this contract,” said Jim Keenan, senior vice president of Technical Operations for the combined company.

The agreement covers approximately 3,700 Continental technicians and related employees located throughout the United States.

“We look forward to continuing our important partnership with our IBT represented co-workers in delivering safe, on-time performance for our customers,” said Joe Ferreira, vice president of Line Maintenance for Continental.

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.