Continental Airlines, Inc

Industry: Airline

Fortune Rank: 183

Continental Airlines, Inc. is a United States air carrier engaged in the transportation of passengers, cargo and mail. For the six months ended 03/31/05, revenues rose 10% to $5.40B. Net loss fell 53% to $86M. Revenues reflect increased sales from passenger, cargo, mail and other business segments. Lower loss reflects a decrease in wages, salaries and related costs, lower depreciation & amortization and special costs.

Continental Airlines, Inc. (Continental) is a United States air carrier engaged in the business of transporting passengers, cargo and mail. The Company operates more than 2,500 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, together with ExpressJet Airlines, Inc. (operating as Continental Express and referred to as ExpressJet) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Continental Micronesia, Inc. (CMI). ExpressJet is a wholly owned subsidiary of ExpressJet Holdings, Inc., from which Continental Airlines purchases seat capacity. As of December 31, 2004, Continental Airlines flew to 130 United States and 113 international destinations and offered additional connecting service through alliances with various carriers. The Company directly served 18 European cities, seven South American cities, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong and Tokyo as of December 31, 2004. Through its Guam hub, CMI provides service in the western Pacific, including service to Japanese cities.

Continental Airlines, Inc

Continental Airlines, Inc achieved revenue of $12,586.00 million in 2010 but posted a loss of $-282.00 million.

Continental Airlines, Inc's rank changes

The company's ranking in 2010 was a decline from 2009 when it was ranked 167th on the Fortune 500. The Previous ranking was based on its 2009 revenue of $15,241 million (a change of -3 million compared to 2010) and profits of $-585 million (a change of 303 million compared to 2010).

Another point of view

To many investors, profits are more important than revenue a company earns, If the Fortune 500 was ranked by profits instead of revenue then Continental Airlines, Inc would be ranked 435th rather than 183rd due to the fact it made a loss of $-282 million in 2010.

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