Vol. 8 No. 69 WE COVER THE WORLD Tuesday June 30, 2009
Continental Airlines celebrates its 75th anniversary during 2009 a brand
new 737-900ER was delivered to Continental Airlines in Houston, Texas last
week looking for all the world like a sentimental journey.
The twinjet reprises CO’s distinctive 'Blue Skyways' livery of the 1940’s as the anniversary celebration continues.
The rather sleek and streamlined look was the result of the marketing genius of Robert Six, pictured above, who served as CO CEO from 1936-1980.
Looking back for a moment it’s worth recalling that Continental's history has been burnished in the dusty runways of the Southwest.
The airline once known by the legendary art-deco sounding name of Varney Speed Lines, flew its first flight and cargo shipment 75 years ago next month, when 100 letters for the USPS were moved on July 15, 1934, from Pueblo CO to El Paso, Texas.
Continental said that it took the temperature of the historic livery amongst the carrier’s employees who responded with a definitive thumbs up all around.
The new aircraft will be flying throughout the CO system this summer and onto many happy landings beyond.
(Thanks to Tony Randgaard and Liz Schoppa for these pictures).
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Guangzhou New Baiyun Airport,
one of China’s three largest airports, reported its latest operation
results handling 2.9 million passengers and 76,500 tons of mail and
cargo in May.
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29: Boeing joined wing to fuselage on its new B747-8F
that flies later this year. Seventy eight sold saving 16% over B747-4
while carrying 16% more Boeing said.
28: Permanent Bedtime blank screen recording of
BBC radio weather forecast for shipping. Soothing female voice Scottish
accents melodious and poetic.
26: Gal Amit is new cargo manager the Americas for
El Al Cargo based in New York. Amit was security employee of the year
in 2000 serving in BKK.