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Continental Air Lines Inc.

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The carrier has corporate offices in Houston, Texas and a total of 32,750 employees, including 1,853 pilots-in-charge, 2,193 other pilots and 9,015 flight attendants.
Source: FAA Air Operators database, last updated Jan 4, 2010; Regional Airline Association 2009 Annual Report

Safety Record, 2002-2009

Onboard fatalities0
Accidents11
Other reported incidents10
Accidents resulting in serious onboard injury10
Serious accidents per billion passenger miles0.02
Serious accidents are those that resulted in at least one serious onboard injury.
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of BTS annual traffic statistics, NTSB accident data

June 2009 Traffic Summary

Departures31,752
Passengers4,375,653
Average Seats156.9
Source: Investigative Reporting Workshop analysis of Bureau of Transportation Statistics T100 domestic carriers systemwide segment database

Incident/Accident History

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TypeLocationDateFatalitiesSerious injuries
Accident Beaumont, Texas
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Feb. 19, 2002 0 1
Accident Atlantic Ocean
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April 22, 2002 0 1
Accident Palestine, Texas
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April 6, 2003 0 1
Accident Gunnison, Colo.
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Jan. 8, 2005 0 0
Accident Newark, N.J.
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March 2, 2005 0 0
Incident Salt Lake City, Utah
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June 19, 2005 0 0
Accident Newark, N.J.
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Aug. 8, 2005 0 0
Accident Newark, N.J.
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Aug. 8, 2005 0 0
Incident Houston, Texas
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Dec. 15, 2005 0 0
Accident El Paso, Texas
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Jan. 16, 2006 1 0
Incident Newark, N.J.
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Sept. 17, 2009 0 0
Incident Cancun
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July 24, 2006 0 0
Incident Newark, N.J.
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Aug. 21, 2006 0 0
Incident Newark, N.J.
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Oct. 28, 2006 0 0
Incident Colorado Spring, Colo.
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Dec. 15, 2006 0 0
Accident Panama City
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Aug. 2, 2007 0 1
Incident Quito
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June 23, 2007 0 0
Incident Houston, Texas
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March 27, 2008 0 0
Accident Denver, Colo.
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Dec. 20, 2008 0 5
Accident McAllen, Texas
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April 18, 2009 0 1
Incident Bavaro
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Aug. 3, 2009 0 0
Source: National Transportation Safety Board accident database system (ADMS2000), last updated Jan 1, 2010