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Continental Airlines reports operational performance for July 2005.


Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) has reported a consolidated (mainline plus regional) load factor of 83.9% for July.

According to the airline, the load factor is 1.5 percentage points lower than that of July 2004. The mainline load factor was reportedly of 84.6%, which is 1.5 points lower year-on-year, while the domestic mainline load factor was 86.4%, 0.1 points below July 2004. Continental also reported an international mainline July load factor of 82.5%, 3.1 points lower year-on-year.

The airline said that it recorded a US Department of Transportation on-time arrival rate of 69.5%, seeing the figure affected by severe weather in Newark and Houston for much of the month. The airline however recorded a system-wide mainline completion factor of 99.6%.

Continental also reported flying 7.9bn consolidated revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and 9.4bn consolidated available seat miles (ASMs) in July, giving a traffic increase of 7.8% and a capacity increase of 9.6% year-on-year. The airline flew 7.0bn mainline RPMs and 8.3bn mainline ASMs, giving a mainline traffic increase of 6.6% and a mainline capacity increase of 8.5% year-on-year. Continental said its domestic mainline traffic was 3.8bn RPMs in July 2005, up 2.4%, and the domestic mainline capacity was 4.4bn ASMs, up 2.5%.

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Date:Aug 2, 2005
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