Southwest Airlines flew 5.83 billion RPMs in March, an 11.4% increase over the year-ago month. Capacity climbed 8.7% to 7.72 billion ASMs and load factor rose 1.8 points to 75.5%. Continental Airlines' consolidated RPMs grew 11.2% in March to 7.69 billion as capacity rose 10.1% over March 2005 to 9.47 billion ASMs. Load factor inched up 0.7 point to 81.2%. Domestic traffic increased 4.9% to 3.75 billion RPMs against a 3.3% hike in ASMs to 4.49 billion, lifting load factor 1.2 points to ...

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