Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) today reported an April 2003 systemwide mainline jet load factor of 72.4 percent, 1.1 points below last year`s April load factor. Continental reported a record April domestic mainline jet load factor of 75.5 percent and an international mainline jet load factor of 67.5 percent for April 2003.
The airline reported excellent operational performance for the month with an on-time arrival rate of 88.4 percent and a completion factor of 99.7 percent for its mainline jet operations.
In April 2003, Continental flew 4.5 billion mainline jet revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and 6.2 billion mainline jet available seat miles (ASMs) systemwide, resulting in a traffic decrease of 8.4 percent and a capacity decrease of 7.0 percent as compared to April 2002. Domestic mainline jet traffic was 2.9 billion RPMs in April 2003, down 6.7 percent from April 2002, and April 2003 domestic mainline jet capacity was 3.8 billion ASMs, down 7.8 percent from April 2002.