Continental Airlines confirmed last week that it reached an agreement earlier this month to sell 10 737-500s to Transaero for delivery later this year and in 2008. It also said it is in discussions with another airline regarding the sale of five more -500s. The sales are in line with the carrier's decision to slow 2008 capacity growth to 3%-4% from the 5%-7% ASM growth rate originally planned, with most of the slowdown coming on domestic services. "It's also necessary to keep turning over ...

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