United Airlines Performance

United Reports August 2018 Operational Performance

United Airlines

United Airlines (UAL) yesterday reported August 2018 operational results.

UAL's August 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 7.8 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 5.4 percent versus August 2017. UAL's August 2018 consolidated load factor increased 2.0 points compared to August 2017.

August Highlights

  • Announced several new international routes including year-round nonstop service between Washington Dulles and Tel Aviv, daily, year-round service between San Francisco and Amsterdam, and nonstop seasonal summer service between Newark/New York and Naples, Italy and Newark/New York and Prague, all subject to government approval.
  • Finished in the top-tier among largest competitors in on-time departure and completion performance.
  • As part of a previously announced $8 million commitment, announced a $1 million grant to the San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network.
  • United's MileagePlus loyalty program awarded Favorite Frequent-Flyer program at the annual Trazee Awards.
  • Debuted United Corporate Preferred, the industry's newest corporate travel program designed to offer top travel benefits to the airline's most loyal business customers.

Preliminary Operational Results

August

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

Domestic

12,627,585

11,474,838

10.0

%

88,811,891

82,810,385

7.2

%

Mainline

10,440,562

9,667,919

8.0

%

72,636,506

68,304,971

6.3

%

Regional

2,187,023

1,806,919

21.0

%

16,175,385

14,505,414

11.5

%

International

9,366,097

8,920,114

5.0

%

65,978,504

63,065,426

4.6

%

Atlantic

4,429,314

4,033,026

9.8

%

27,101,443

24,381,385

11.2

%

Pacific

3,071,430

3,137,243

(2.1)

%

23,203,686

23,035,961

0.7

%

Latin

1,865,353

1,749,845

6.6

%

15,673,375

15,648,080

0.2

%

Mainline

1,785,720

1,685,704

5.9

%

15,052,808

15,060,517

(0.1)

%

Regional

79,633

64,141

24.2

%

620,567

587,563

5.6

%

Consolidated

21,993,682

20,394,952

7.8

%

154,790,395

145,875,811

6.1

%

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

Domestic

14,433,343

13,443,106

7.4

%

103,008,109

96,757,336

6.5

%

Mainline

11,847,956

11,217,255

5.6

%

83,638,823

79,119,993

5.7

%

Regional

2,585,387

2,225,851

16.2

%

19,369,286

17,637,343

9.8

%

International

10,768,676

10,459,670

3.0

%

80,631,828

79,185,424

1.8

%

Atlantic

4,978,684

4,801,308

3.7

%

33,244,915

31,928,945

4.1

%

Pacific

3,587,632

3,628,052

(1.1)

%

28,845,116

28,569,999

1.0

%

Latin

2,202,360

2,030,310

8.5

%

18,541,797

18,686,480

(0.8)

%

Mainline

2,099,721

1,954,655

7.4

%

17,724,170

17,884,020

(0.9)

%

Regional

102,639

75,655

35.7

%

817,627

802,460

1.9

%

Consolidated

25,202,019

23,902,776

5.4

%

183,639,937

175,942,760

4.4

%

PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR

Domestic

87.5

%

85.4

%

2.1 pts

86.2

%

85.6

%

0.6 pts

Mainline

88.1

%

86.2

%

1.9 pts

86.8

%

86.3

%

0.5 pts

Regional

84.6

%

81.2

%

3.4 pts

83.5

%

82.2

%

1.3 pts

International

87.0

%

85.3

%

1.7 pts

81.8

%

79.6

%

2.2 pts

Atlantic

89.0

%

84.0

%

5.0 pts

81.5

%

76.4

%

5.1 pts

Pacific

85.6

%

86.5

%

(0.9) pts

80.4

%

80.6

%

(0.2) pts

Latin

84.7

%

86.2

%

(1.5) pts

84.5

%

83.7

%

0.8 pts

Mainline

85.0

%

86.2

%

(1.2) pts

84.9

%

84.2

%

0.7 pts

Regional

77.6

%

84.8

%

(7.2) pts

75.9

%

73.2

%

2.7 pts

Consolidated

87.3

%

85.3

%

2.0 pts

84.3

%

82.9

%

1.4 pts

ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)

Mainline

10,821

10,071

7.4

%

76,321

72,630

5.1

%

Regional

4,002

3,386

18.2

%

29,475

26,371

11.8

%

Consolidated

14,823

13,457

10.2

%

105,796

99,001

6.9

%

CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)

Total

279,627

270,465

3.4

%

2,245,419

2,124,940

5.7

%

OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Mainline Departure Performance1

59.9

%

63.0

%

(3.1) pts

Mainline Completion Factor

98.8

%

95.9

%

2.9 pts

1Based on mainline scheduled flights departing by or before scheduled departure time



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