1 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): March 20, 2001 CONTINENTAL AIRLINES, INC. (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) Delaware 0-09781 74-2099724 (State or other jurisdiction (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer of incorporation) Identification No.) 1600 Smith Street, Dept. HQSEO, Houston, Texas 77002 (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code) (713) 324-2950 (Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

2 Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits. (c) Exhibits 99.1 Presentation Data Item 9. Regulation FD Disclosure. The Company is furnishing herewith certain data being presented by certain of its executive officers at a conference on March 20, 2001. The information presented may contain forward looking statements, and certain assumptions upon which such forward looking statements are in part based. Numerous important factors, including those factors identified as Risk Factors in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the fact that the assumptions set forth below could prove incorrect, could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in such forward looking statements.

3 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 Executive Vice President and General Counsel March 20, 2001

4 EXHIBIT INDEX 99.1 Presentation Data