3-Dec-2009 12:15 PM

Continental Airlines RASM fall reduces; pax up 0.7%; load factor up 3.2%, trans-Atlantic up 6.3%

Continental Airlines consolidated traffic highlights in Nov-2009:

  • Passenger numbers: 4.8 million, +0.7% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +2.9%;
  • Passenger load factor: 80.5%, +3.2 ppts;
    • Domestic: 83.3%, +2.7 ppts;
    • Trans-Atlantic: 80.1%, +6.3 ppts;
    • Latin America: 80.6%, +1.8 ppt;
    • Asia Pacific: 73.8%, +0.9 ppt. [more]
    (See also Perspective in this issue)

Continental Airlines: “For November 2009, consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (RASM) is estimated to have decreased between 7.0 and 9.0% compared to November 2008, while mainline RASM is estimated to have decreased between 8.0 and 10.0%. The ranges of the year-over-year RASM estimates for the month of November are wider than usual due to processing delays associated with the transition to Star Alliance. For October 2009, consolidated passenger RASM decreased 14.2% compared to October 2008, while mainline passenger RASM decreased 15.2% compared to October 2008,” Source: Company statement, 01-Dec-2009.

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