Continental Airlines estimated a 4.5%-5.5% year-over-year rise in October consolidated RASM and a 5%-6% increase in mainline RASM and said September consolidated and mainline RASM each gained 4.8% over the year-ago month. CO flew 7.26 billion consolidated RPMs in October, up 9.5% over October 2005, against a 6.8% rise in ASMs to 9.16 billion. Load factor rose 2 points to 79.3%. Domestic traffic climbed 8% to 3.58 billion RPMs, capacity increased 4.4% to 4.32 billion ASMs and load factor was ...

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