British Airways flew 7.26 billion RPKs in April, down 22.4% year-over-year. on a 20.9% fall in capacity to 9.48 billion ASKs. Load factor dropped 1.5 points to 76.6%. Operations were affected by the volcanic ash cloud that closed much of European airspace April 15-21 and resulted in six days of lost flying for the airline. Continental Airlines said April estimated consolidated RASM increased 14%-15% from the year-ago month while estimated mainline RASM rose 12%-13%. It flew 7.37 billion ...

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