American Airlines' September system traffic decreased 3.5% to 9.52 billion RPMs on a 6.9% cut in capacity to 11.98 billion ASMs, producing a load factor of 79.4%, up 2.8 points. Continental Airlines' September consolidated traffic lifted 7% to 6.95 billion RPMs on a 0.5% increase in consolidated capacity to 8.53 billion ASMs, producing a load factor of 81.5%, up 5 points. LAN said system passenger traffic for September increased 11.9% as capacity rose 9.3%. Load factor gained 1.8 points to ...

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