Continental Airlines, the highest earning US carrier in the 2006 third quarter with $237 million in net income, said it expects to report a "modest loss" for the fourth quarter, adding that consolidated RASM likely will increase 4.1%-4.4% with mainline RASM growing 5.5%-6.5%. Separately, AirTran Airways said a 2.5-point year-over-year decline in fourth-quarter load factor to 69% and "weaker yields from increased competitive capacity along the East Coast" will contribute to a 6.5%-7.5% drop ...

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