Continental to boost Big Easy capacity to pre-Katrina levels by May

HOUSTON -- Continentals New Orleans service will return to a pre-Katrina level of 111 flights per week by May, with seats totaling 94% of its pre-Katrina capacity.

Continental currently is offering 99 weekly flights from its hubs -- 77 from Houston, 14 from Newark and eight from Cleveland -- and said it is carrying more than 29,000 travelers to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.

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