Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today
reported a 67.1 percent systemwide load factor in January 2001, 0.8 points
below last year`s January load factor. In addition, the international load
factor was a record for January at 69.6 percent, 2.3 points above last year`s
In January 2001, Continental flew 4.9 billion revenue passenger miles
(RPMs) and 7.3 billion available seat miles (ASMs), resulting in a traffic
increase of 4.2 percent and a capacity increase of 5.4 percent versus January
2000. International traffic was 1.9 billion RPMs, up 3.5 percent from January
2000, and international capacity was 2.7 billion ASMs, essentially unchanged
from last year.
Continental Express, Continental`s wholly owned regional subsidiary,
reported its January load factor of 51.9 percent, 2.9 points below last
January`s load factor. Continental Express flew 228.9 million RPMs and
440.7 million ASMs in January, resulting in a traffic increase of 27.6 percent
and a capacity increase of 34.6 percent versus January 2000.