Continental Airlines has reported an August 2010
consolidated (mainline plus regional) load factor of 86.5%, 0.7
points above the August 2009 consolidated load factor, and a
mainline load factor of 87.2%, 0.6 points above the August 2009
mainline load factor. Both load factors are records for the month.
The carrier also reported an August domestic
mainline load factor of 88.4%, 0.4 points below the August 2009
domestic mainline load factor, and a record international mainline
load factor of 86.1%, 1.5 points above August 2009.
During August 2010, Continental recorded a U.S.
Department of Transportation on-time arrival rate of 87.1% and a
mainline segment completion factor of 99.9%.
Continental flew 8.7 billion consolidated
revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and 10.1 billion consolidated
available seat miles (ASMs) in August, resulting in a consolidated
traffic decrease of 0.4% and a capacity decrease of 1.1% as
compared to August 2009.
In August 2010, Continental flew 7.9
billion mainline RPMs and 9 billion mainline ASMs, resulting in a
mainline traffic decrease of 0.7% and a mainline capacity decrease
of 1.3% compared to the same period last year.
Domestic mainline traffic was 3.8 billion RPMs
in August 2010, down 2.6% from August 2009, and domestic mainline
capacity was 4.3 billion ASMs, down 2.1% from August 2009.
For August 2010, both consolidated and mainline
passenger revenue per available seat mile (RASM) are estimated to
have increased between 18 and 19% compared to August 2009.
For July 2010, consolidated passenger RASM
increased 21.2% compared to July 2009, while mainline passenger
RASM increased 21.9% compared to the same period last year.
Continental’s regional operations had a record
August load factor of 80.5%, 1.3 points above the August 2009
regional load factor.
Regional RPMs were 877.7 million and regional
ASMs were 1,089.9 million in August 2010, resulting in a
traffic increase of 2% and a capacity increase of 0.3% versus
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