Continental Airlines reports (22-Apr-2010) the following financial highlights for the three months ended 31-Mar-2010:
- Revenue: USD3,169 million, +7.0% year-on-year;
- Operating costs: USD3,220 million, +6.7%;
- Fuel: +16.2%;
- Operating profit (loss): (USD51 million), compared to a loss of USD55 million in the corresponding period last year;
- Net profit (loss): (USD146 million), compared to a loss of USD136 million in the corresponding period last year;
- Mainland operation:
Continental Airlines: "I'm disappointed with our first quarter results, which were impacted by the weak economy and the challenges we experienced with weather related closures of our Newark Liberty hub. However, the year-over-year increase in our revenue reflects the slowly improving global economy and benefits from our membership in Star Alliance," Jeff Smisek, Chairman. Source: Continental Airlines, 22-Apr-2010.