United Airlines Performance

United Airlines Reports September 2018 Operational Performance

United Airlines

United Airlines (UAL) today reported September 2018 operational results.

UAL's September 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 6.7 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 6.1 percent versus September 2017. UAL's September 2018 consolidated load factor increased 0.5 points compared to September 2017.

September Highlights

  • Introduced a better boarding process at gates in airports around the world, giving customers more space at the gate, less time waiting in line and improved boarding information to create a less stressful environment.
  • Committed to reducing the company's greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050, further strengthening UAL's ambition to be the world's most environmentally conscious airline.
  • Launched a Crowdrise fundraising campaign to support those affected by Hurricane Florence, Typhoon Mangkhut, flooding in Western Japan, wildfires in California and other disasters.
  • Announced an additional 100 flights and more than 10,000 seats daily to 12 of the country's top ski destinations during the 2018/2019 ski season, as well as the addition of more than 8,500 seats from U.S. hubs and eight other U.S. cities to Las Vegas for the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show.

Preliminary Operational Results

 
   

September

 

Year-to-Date

   

2018

 

2017

 

Change

 

2018

 

2017

 

Change

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

                     
 

Domestic

10,660,187

   

9,782,843

   

9.0

%

 

99,472,078

   

92,593,228

   

7.4

%

 

Mainline

8,718,315

   

8,071,718

   

8.0

%

 

81,354,821

   

76,376,689

   

6.5

%

 

Regional

1,941,872

   

1,711,125

   

13.5

%

 

18,117,257

   

16,216,539

   

11.7

%

 

International

7,736,096

   

7,453,318

   

3.8

%

 

73,714,600

   

70,518,744

   

4.5

%

 

Atlantic

3,969,532

   

3,568,218

   

11.2

%

 

31,070,975

   

27,949,603

   

11.2

%

 

Pacific

2,563,279

   

2,648,870

   

(3.2)

%

 

25,766,965

   

25,684,831

   

0.3

%

 

Latin

1,203,285

   

1,236,230

   

(2.7)

%

 

16,876,660

   

16,884,310

   

%

 

Mainline

1,136,677

   

1,180,071

   

(3.7)

%

 

16,189,485

   

16,240,588

   

(0.3)

%

 

Regional

66,608

   

56,159

   

18.6

%

 

687,175

   

643,722

   

6.8

%

 

Consolidated

18,396,283

   

17,236,161

   

6.7

%

 

173,186,678

   

163,111,972

   

6.2

%

                         

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

                     
 

Domestic

13,051,259

   

11,892,412

   

9.7

%

 

116,059,368

   

108,649,748

   

6.8

%

 

Mainline

10,653,255

   

9,761,966

   

9.1

%

 

94,292,078

   

88,881,959

   

6.1

%

 

Regional

2,398,004

   

2,130,446

   

12.6

%

 

21,767,290

   

19,767,789

   

10.1

%

 

International

9,668,341

   

9,523,059

   

1.5

%

 

90,300,169

   

88,708,483

   

1.8

%

 

Atlantic

4,719,849

   

4,481,266

   

5.3

%

 

37,964,764

   

36,410,211

   

4.3

%

 

Pacific

3,388,601

   

3,522,608

   

(3.8)

%

 

32,233,717

   

32,092,607

   

0.4

%

 

Latin

1,559,891

   

1,519,185

   

2.7

%

 

20,101,688

   

20,205,665

   

(0.5)

%

 

Mainline

1,463,177

   

1,441,244

   

1.5

%

 

19,187,347

   

19,325,264

   

(0.7)

%

 

Regional

96,714

   

77,941

   

24.1

%

 

914,341

   

880,401

   

3.9

%

 

Consolidated

22,719,600

   

21,415,471

   

6.1

%

 

206,359,537

   

197,358,231

   

4.6

%

                         

PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR

                     
 

Domestic

81.7

%

 

82.3

%

 

(0.6) pts

 

85.7

%

 

85.2

%

 

0.5 pts

 

Mainline

81.8

%

 

82.7

%

 

(0.9) pts

 

86.3

%

 

85.9

%

 

0.4 pts

 

Regional

81.0

%

 

80.3

%

 

0.7 pts

 

83.2

%

 

82.0

%

 

1.2 pts

 

International

80.0

%

 

78.3

%

 

1.7 pts

 

81.6

%

 

79.5

%

 

2.1 pts

 

Atlantic

84.1

%

 

79.6

%

 

4.5 pts

 

81.8

%

 

76.8

%

 

5.0 pts

 

Pacific

75.6

%

 

75.2

%

 

0.4 pts

 

79.9

%

 

80.0

%

 

(0.1) pts

 

Latin

77.1

%

 

81.4

%

 

(4.3) pts

 

84.0

%

 

83.6

%

 

0.4 pts

 

Mainline

77.7

%

 

81.9

%

 

(4.2) pts

 

84.4

%

 

84.0

%

 

0.4 pts

 

Regional

68.9

%

 

72.1

%

 

(3.2) pts

 

75.2

%

 

73.1

%

 

2.1 pts

 

Consolidated

81.0

%

 

80.5

%

 

0.5 pts

 

83.9

%

 

82.6

%

 

1.3 pts

                         

ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)

                     
 

Mainline

9,027

   

8,461

   

6.7

%

 

85,348

   

81,091

   

5.2

%

 

Regional

3,616

   

3,192

   

13.3

%

 

33,091

   

29,563

   

11.9

%

 

Consolidated

12,643

   

11,653

   

8.5

%

 

118,439

   

110,654

   

7.0

%

                         

CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)

                   
 

Total

277,426

   

280,871

   

(1.2)

%

 

2,522,845

   

2,405,811

   

4.9

%

                         

OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

                     
 

Mainline Departure Performance1

72.8

%

 

74.3

%

 

(1.5) pts

           
 

Mainline Completion Factor

99.4

%

 

97.3

%

 

2.1 pts

           
                         

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

 



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