Founded in 1934, Continental Airlines was a major airline based in Houston, Texas. Continental began operations in 1934 and went by the name of Varney Speed Lines named after its owner and was rebranded as Continental in 1937. The airline had three main hubs, Newark Liberty International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and operated flights to over 133 domestic and 132 international destinations across the globe. Continental route map covered destinations such as, Anchorage, Aruba, Barcelona, Belize City, Birmingham, Boston, Cancun, Charleston, Chicago, Delhi, Denver, Edinburgh, Fort Lauderdale, Frankfurt, Grand Cayman Island, Hong Kong, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, just to name a few.
In the year 2010, Continental Airlines announced a merger with UAL which is the parent company of United Airlines. During the integration period, both the airlines maintained separate operations under a common management team. By March 2012, Continental Airlines had ceased its operations and had integrated with United Airlines completely.