Tomorrow will be the last day of Continental Airlines

Continental Airlines (Houston) will operate for the last time on September 30 with the last flights of the day. Officially on October 1, 2010 Continental and United Airlines (Chicago) will be merged as “equals” although the United name will survive. Oddly CO’s 1991 livery will live on as the merged airline’s color scheme.

Boeing 737-924 ER N53442 (msn 33536) is the first CO airplane to receive UA titles. Aircraft 285 and 124 should follow.

The first new UA revenue flight is expected to depart Houston (Bush Intercontinental) on Friday morning. More information to follow.

We will be honoring the history of CO over the next few days with additional historical photos.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum. Honoring the past, Boeing 737-924 ER N75436 (msn 33531) departing Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood was painted in the 1947 “Blue Skyway” livery (initially this livery was introduced on metal fuselages).

Continental Airlines on Flickr Slide Show:

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Continental Airlines on AG Slide Show (press >):

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