Continental unveils operational performance

Continental unveils operational performance

Continental Airlines revealed its May operational performance today with an increase in consolidated load factor and traffic. Consolidated load factor increased by 2.9% to 83.8% and its recorded 9.3 billion available seat miles (ASMs) resulted in a traffic increase of 3.7% and capacity increase of 0.2% compared to May 2009. Passenger revenue per available seat mile (RASM) across the airline’s services is estimated to have grown between 23% and 24%, which also increased during April’s year-on-year results. Continental’s regional operations had an increased load factor of 3% to 81% compared to May 2009 and traffic increased by 8.2%. Mainline and regional services had an on-time arrival rate of 82.5% and a mainline segment completion factor of 99.4%, according to the US Department of Transportation. Continental also announced today that all its aircraft departing from Heathrow will feature flat-bed seats in BusinessFirst. “This is a very exciting development for Continental and for our BusinessFirst customers using Heathrow, who are now assured of a flat bed seat whenever they choose to fly with us to New York or Houston,” said Continental’s Senior Director U.K. & Ireland Bob Schumacher. A new personal inflight entertainment system, a gourmet menu and a selection of wine and champagnes are also available on the Boeing 777 and 757-200 flights.

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