Continental Express was a regional airline operated by Continental Airlines from 1987 to 2012. It operated as a feeder airline, providing flights to smaller cities and connecting them to Continental Airlines' main hubs. The airline primarily operated turboprop aircraft such as the ATR 42 and ATR 72, as well as regional jets like the Embraer E145.
Continental Express had several regional carrier partners, which operated flights under the Continental Express brand. These partners included commuter airlines such as CommutAir, Colgan Air, ExpressJet Airlines, and SkyWest Airlines.
In 2012, Continental Airlines merged with United Airlines to form United Continental Holdings, which subsequently rebranded as simply United Airlines. As a result, Continental Express ceased operations and its flights were integrated into the United Express regional network.