Continental Airlines reported a 9.6% year-over-year increase in July consolidated RASM and anticipated August growth of 6.5%-7.5%. It flew 8.4 billion system RPMs in August, an increase of 9.3% over the year-ago month. Capacity rose 8.5% to 10.19 billion ASMs and load factor grew 0.6 point to 82.4%. Domestic traffic climbed 7.1% to 3.98 billion RPMs, capacity was up 5.5% to 4.65 billion ASMs and load factor rose 1.2 points to 85.5%. International RPMs increased 11% to 3.46 billion against an ...

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