SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 FORM 8-K CURRENT REPORT Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 7, 1996 CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC. (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) Delaware 0-09781 74-2099724 (State or other (Commission (IRS Employer jurisdiction of File Number) Identification No.) incorporation) 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 2010, Houston, Texas 77019 (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code) (713) 834-2950 (Registrant's telephone number, including area code) Item 5. Other Events. On May 3, 1996, Continental Airlines, Inc. filed a preliminary proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Such preliminary proxy statement is hereby incorporated herein by reference. Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits. (c) Exhibits 99.1 Preliminary proxy statement, filed with the SEC on May 3, 1996 and incorporated herein by reference. SIGNATURE Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Continental Airlines, Inc. has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized. CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC. By /s/ Jeffery A. Smisek Jeffery A. Smisek Senior Vice President and General Counsel May 7, 1996 EXHIBIT INDEX 99.1 Preliminary proxy statement, filed with the SEC on May 3, 1996 and incorporated herein by reference.