Continental Airlines estimated an 8.5%-9.5% year-over-year rise in consolidated May RASM and a 7%-8% increase in mainline RASM as May system traffic increased 14.6% to 7.65 billion RPMs. Capacity rose 11.9% to 9.44 billion ASMs and load factor climbed 1.9 points to a May-record 81%. Domestic RPMs increased 7.9% to 3.63 billion as capacity grew 4.6% to 4.33 billion ASMs and load factor went up 2.7 points to 83.9%. International traffic jumped 20.9% to 3.12 billion RPMs on a 20.9% climb in ...

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