Continental Airlines Inc., Houston, contributed $65 million in cash in October to its pension plans, which have $1.3 billion in assets. The company has contributed $304 million to the plans through Oct. 18 and met its pension contribution requirements for this year, according to the company's quarterly 10-Q report filed with the SEC. It also contributed $130 million in shares of ExpressJet Airlines to the plans this year.
Separately, American Airlines Inc., Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, contributed $22 million to its $6.9 billion pension plans on Oct. 14, bringing its total contributions this year to $310 million, according to a news release. The company does not plan to make additional contributions this year.