Chase Manhattan Corp. and Continental Airlines have signed an eight-year contract for a cobranded credit card, the companies announced Thursday.

The deal, signed in January, shows Chase's intention to claim a larger share of the lucrative airline card market. Chase issues a British Airways card, but the most popular airline cobranding programs are run by Citicorp with American Airlines, and American Express Co. with Delta Airlines.

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