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2-Sep-2009 12:44 PM

Continental Airlines Aug-2009 pax down 6.1%; RASM down 17.4%

Continental Airlines passenger numbers down 6.1% - traffic highlights in Aug-2009:

  • Passenger numbers: 5.9 million, -6.1% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): -3.9%;
  • Passenger load factor: 85.8%, +1.9 ppt;
    • Domestic: 88.8%, +2.5 ppts;
    • International: 84.6%, +1.2 ppt;
      • Trans-Atlantic: 87.2%, +3.7 ppts;
      • Latin America: 83.1%, -1.2 ppt;
      • Asia Pacific: 80.2%, -1.6 ppt;
  • Cargo traffic (FTMs): -2.8%. [more]

Continental Airlines: “For August 2009, consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (RASM) is estimated to have decreased between 16.5 and 17.5% compared to August 2008 while mainline RASM is estimated to have decreased between 17.0% and 18.0%. For July 2009, consolidated passenger RASM decreased 17.4% compared to July 2008, while mainline passenger RASM decreased 18.3% compared to July 2008,” Company statement. Source: Continental Airlines, 01-Sep-2009.

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