Continental Airlines Reports March Load Factor

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Continental Airlines, Inc.

    HOUSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE:   CAL) today
 reported a 75.3 percent systemwide load factor in March 2001.  Continental
 flew 5.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and 7.5 billion available seat
 miles (ASMs) in March 2001, resulting in a traffic increase of 0.2 percent and
 a capacity increase of 2.4 percent versus March 2000.  Domestic traffic was
 3.5 billion RPMs, up 0.9 percent from March 2000, and domestic capacity was
 4.6 billion ASMs, up 2.4 percent from last year.
     Continental Express, Continental's wholly owned regional subsidiary,
 reported its second highest March load factor of 62.5 percent, 0.8 points
 below last year's record March load factor.  Continental Express flew
 277.6 million RPMs and 444.5 million ASMs in March, resulting in a traffic
 increase of 14.7 percent and a capacity increase of 16.2 percent versus March
 2000.
 
 
                          PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC RESULTS
 
     MARCH                               2001         2000            Change
 
     REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)
         Domestic                    3,453,111     3,422,693      0.9  Percent
 
         International               2,212,791     2,232,467     (0.9) Percent
         Transatlantic                 923,129     1,028,603    (10.3) Percent
         Latin America                 720,908       734,037     (1.8) Percent
         Pacific                       568,754       469,827     21.1  Percent
 
         Total Jet                   5,665,902     5,655,160      0.2  Percent
 
         Cont'l. Express               277,590       241,989     14.7  Percent
 
     AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
         Domestic                    4,648,483     4,541,407      2.4  Percent
 
         International               2,873,147     2,807,358      2.3  Percent
         Transatlantic               1,157,414     1,252,639     (7.6) Percent
         Latin America                 983,036       964,491      1.9  Percent
         Pacific                       732,697       590,228     24.1  Percent
 
         Total Jet                   7,521,630     7,348,765      2.4  Percent
 
         Cont'l. Express               444,450       382,391     16.2  Percent
 
     PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
         Domestic                 74.3 Percent  75.4 Percent     (1.1) Points
 
         International            77.0 Percent  79.5 Percent     (2.5) Points
         Transatlantic            79.8 Percent  82.1 Percent     (2.3) Points
         Latin America            73.3 Percent  76.1 Percent     (2.8) Points
         Pacific                  77.6 Percent  79.6 Percent     (2.0) Points
 
         Total Jet                75.3 Percent  77.0 Percent     (1.7) Points
 
         Cont'l. Express          62.5 Percent  63.3 Percent     (0.8) Points
 
     CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
         Total                          91,814        97,666     (6.0) Percent
 
 
     YEAR-TO-DATE                        2001          2000          Change
 
     REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)
         Domestic                     9,330,278     9,177,525     1.7  Percent
 
         International                5,783,614     5,827,657    (0.8) Percent
         Transatlantic                2,331,228     2,514,272    (7.3) Percent
         Latin America                2,083,021     2,039,835     2.1  Percent
         Pacific                      1,369,365     1,273,550     7.5  Percent
 
         Total Jet                   15,113,892    15,005,182     0.7  Percent
 
         Cont'l. Express                733,349       610,162    20.2  Percent
 
     AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
         Domestic                    13,402,464    12,872,477     4.1  Percent
 
         International                8,053,368     8,075,753    (0.3) Percent
         Transatlantic                3,363,352     3,542,263    (5.1) Percent
         Latin America                2,865,217     2,800,713     2.3  Percent
         Pacific                      1,824,799     1,732,777     5.3  Percent
 
         Total Jet                   21,455,832    20,948,230     2.4  Percent
 
         Cont'l. Express              1,289,072     1,043,896    23.5  Percent
 
     PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
         Domestic                  69.6 Percent  71.3 Percent    (1.7) Points
 
         International             71.8 Percent  72.2 Percent    (0.4) Points
         Transatlantic             69.3 Percent  71.0 Percent    (1.7) Points
         Latin America             72.7 Percent  72.8 Percent    (0.1) Points
         Pacific                   75.0 Percent  73.5 Percent     1.5  Points
 
         Total Jet                 70.4 Percent  71.6 Percent    (1.2) Points
 
         Cont'l. Express           56.9 Percent  58.5 Percent    (1.6) Points
 
     CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
         Total                          252,807       264,095    (4.3) Percent
 
 

SOURCE Continental Airlines, Inc.
    HOUSTON, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Airlines (NYSE:   CAL) today
 reported a 75.3 percent systemwide load factor in March 2001.  Continental
 flew 5.7 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) and 7.5 billion available seat
 miles (ASMs) in March 2001, resulting in a traffic increase of 0.2 percent and
 a capacity increase of 2.4 percent versus March 2000.  Domestic traffic was
 3.5 billion RPMs, up 0.9 percent from March 2000, and domestic capacity was
 4.6 billion ASMs, up 2.4 percent from last year.
     Continental Express, Continental's wholly owned regional subsidiary,
 reported its second highest March load factor of 62.5 percent, 0.8 points
 below last year's record March load factor.  Continental Express flew
 277.6 million RPMs and 444.5 million ASMs in March, resulting in a traffic
 increase of 14.7 percent and a capacity increase of 16.2 percent versus March
 2000.
 
 
                          PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC RESULTS
 
     MARCH                               2001         2000            Change
 
     REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)
         Domestic                    3,453,111     3,422,693      0.9  Percent
 
         International               2,212,791     2,232,467     (0.9) Percent
         Transatlantic                 923,129     1,028,603    (10.3) Percent
         Latin America                 720,908       734,037     (1.8) Percent
         Pacific                       568,754       469,827     21.1  Percent
 
         Total Jet                   5,665,902     5,655,160      0.2  Percent
 
         Cont'l. Express               277,590       241,989     14.7  Percent
 
     AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
         Domestic                    4,648,483     4,541,407      2.4  Percent
 
         International               2,873,147     2,807,358      2.3  Percent
         Transatlantic               1,157,414     1,252,639     (7.6) Percent
         Latin America                 983,036       964,491      1.9  Percent
         Pacific                       732,697       590,228     24.1  Percent
 
         Total Jet                   7,521,630     7,348,765      2.4  Percent
 
         Cont'l. Express               444,450       382,391     16.2  Percent
 
     PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
         Domestic                 74.3 Percent  75.4 Percent     (1.1) Points
 
         International            77.0 Percent  79.5 Percent     (2.5) Points
         Transatlantic            79.8 Percent  82.1 Percent     (2.3) Points
         Latin America            73.3 Percent  76.1 Percent     (2.8) Points
         Pacific                  77.6 Percent  79.6 Percent     (2.0) Points
 
         Total Jet                75.3 Percent  77.0 Percent     (1.7) Points
 
         Cont'l. Express          62.5 Percent  63.3 Percent     (0.8) Points
 
     CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
         Total                          91,814        97,666     (6.0) Percent
 
 
     YEAR-TO-DATE                        2001          2000          Change
 
     REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)
         Domestic                     9,330,278     9,177,525     1.7  Percent
 
         International                5,783,614     5,827,657    (0.8) Percent
         Transatlantic                2,331,228     2,514,272    (7.3) Percent
         Latin America                2,083,021     2,039,835     2.1  Percent
         Pacific                      1,369,365     1,273,550     7.5  Percent
 
         Total Jet                   15,113,892    15,005,182     0.7  Percent
 
         Cont'l. Express                733,349       610,162    20.2  Percent
 
     AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
         Domestic                    13,402,464    12,872,477     4.1  Percent
 
         International                8,053,368     8,075,753    (0.3) Percent
         Transatlantic                3,363,352     3,542,263    (5.1) Percent
         Latin America                2,865,217     2,800,713     2.3  Percent
         Pacific                      1,824,799     1,732,777     5.3  Percent
 
         Total Jet                   21,455,832    20,948,230     2.4  Percent
 
         Cont'l. Express              1,289,072     1,043,896    23.5  Percent
 
     PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
         Domestic                  69.6 Percent  71.3 Percent    (1.7) Points
 
         International             71.8 Percent  72.2 Percent    (0.4) Points
         Transatlantic             69.3 Percent  71.0 Percent    (1.7) Points
         Latin America             72.7 Percent  72.8 Percent    (0.1) Points
         Pacific                   75.0 Percent  73.5 Percent     1.5  Points
 
         Total Jet                 70.4 Percent  71.6 Percent    (1.2) Points
 
         Cont'l. Express           56.9 Percent  58.5 Percent    (1.6) Points
 
     CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
         Total                          252,807       264,095    (4.3) Percent
 
 SOURCE  Continental Airlines, Inc.

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