PRNewswire-FirstCall HOUSTON Dec. 1 :
ExpressJet Holdings today announced increased traffic and capacity in
November 2003 for its Continental Express operating fleet.
During the month, ExpressJet flew 523.6 million revenue passenger miles
(RPMs), up 51.7 percent versus November 2002, and increased available seat
miles (ASMs) 36.4 percent compared with November 2002. ExpressJet`s
November load factor was 70.2 percent, a 7.1 point improvement over 2002
and a record for the month of November. The company flew 51,800 block
hours, compared with 40,457 block hours in November 2002, and operated
29,416 flights, versus 26,070 flights in November 2002.
Also in November, ExpressJet accomplished a 99.9 percent controllable
completion factor, which excludes cancellations due to weather and air
traffic control, and a total completion factor of 98.2 percent. In
November 2002, ExpressJet`s controllable completion factor was 99.9
percent and its total completion factor was 99.5 percent.
During the month, ExpressJet accepted delivery of two 50-seat Embraer
ERJ-145XR aircraft, bringing the company`s total operating fleet to 222
jets. In addition, ExpressJet announced it plans to add Continental
Express service from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport to Northwest
Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA) beginning April 2004.
ExpressJet Airlines, Air Transport World`s 2003 Regional Airline of the
Year, operates as Continental Express, the regional jet affiliate of
Continental Airlines. With service to 127 destinations in the United
States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, Continental Express operates all
of Continental`s regional jet service from its hubs in Houston, New York
and Cleveland. Continental Express offers customers efficient service and
comfortable leather seating, along with advance seat assignments and
OnePass frequent flyer miles that can be redeemed on Continental and
partner airlines. ExpressJet Airlines, which employs more than 6,000
people, is owned by ExpressJet Holdings, Inc. For more information, visit