In an update Monday to investors, United Continental Holdings said that advance booked load factors are down in all its international segments for the next six weeks, although booked loads are up on domestic flights.

Here’s the breakdown in load factors compared to the same period in 2010 for mainline flights on United Airlines and Continental Airlines:

• Domestic flights: up 1.4 percentage points

• International flights, all areas: down 4.1 points

• Atlantic: down 3.7 points

• Pacific: down 2.6 points

• Latin America, down 5.9 points

United Continental said the advance booked load factor on regional carriers was down 2.1 points.

The airline company also said:

• Capacity in the first quarter will be down 2.1 percent on domestic routes and up 5.7 percent on international routes. That’s consolidated capacity, including both mainline and regional flights. On its Jan. 26 earnings call, the company had projected that its domestic capacity would be down about 1 percent in the first quarter and international capacity would be up about 6 percent.

• Passenger revenue per available seat mile should be up 11 to 12 percent.

• Fuel price should average $2.76 per gallon, including the impact of fuel hedges that settled during the quarter. During the Jan. 26 earnings call, the company had projected fuel prices averaging $2.63 a gallon.

United Continental did not discuss what impact the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear plant disaster was having on its business. You’ll note that the Pacific region has seen the smallest drop in advance booked load factors among its international regions.

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