SOURCE: National Association of Hispanic Journalists

NAHJ

March 10, 2010 14:01 ET

Continental Airlines Renews Partnership With the National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Continental Is the Official Airline of NAHJ Special Events

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) - Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) has renewed its partnership as the official airline of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) special events. 

"Continental Airlines is proud to support the NAHJ's efforts to provide professional and career opportunities to the nation's Hispanic journalists," said John Slater, staff vice president, Latin America and the Caribbean, Continental Airlines. "We applaud the NAHJ's advocacy of fair, accurate and balanced coverage of the Latino population." 

The partnership includes three NAHJ events: the 21st Annual Scholarship Banquet in New York on March 18; the 28th Annual Multimedia Convention and Career Expo, June 23-26, in Denver; and the 25th Annual Noche de Triunfos Journalism Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., in September during Hispanic Heritage Month. 

"NAHJ is very excited about continuing our partnership Continental Airlines," said Iván Román, NAHJ executive director. "Continental's contribution and their officials' supportive presence at our events for almost five years now has truly made them part of the NAHJ family while enabling us to focus our resources on the planning and success of our special events."

About Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines, the world's fifth-largest airline, offers nonstop service to 71 destinations in 23 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, for more than 970 flights per week to those regions. Continental offers service to more destinations in Mexico (29) from the U.S. and has more flights from the U.S. to Mexico than any other airline; Continental also serves 10 cities in Central America, seven in South America and 25 in the Caribbean. Continental is a member of Star Alliance, which overall offers 19,700 daily flights to 1,077 airports in 175 countries through its 26 member airlines. Continental Airlines offers a number of Spanish-language services, including bilingual flight attendants on many flights to Latin America; and bilingual airport personnel, reservations agents and signage. Spanish-language functions on the continental.com Web site include flight booking, check-in, seat selection, flight and gate information, and OnePass frequent flyer program enrollment. (En español: http://www.continental.com/español). Passengers also may make reservations in Spanish at 1-800-537-9222.

About NAHJ
Founded in 1984, NAHJ's mission is to increase the percentage of Latinos working in our nation's newsrooms and to improve news coverage of the Latino community. NAHJ is the nation's largest professional organization for Latino journalists with more than 1,400 members working in English and Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast and online media. NAHJ is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.nahj.org.

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