United Airlines Performance

United Airlines Reports November 2018 Operational Performance

United Airlines

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

UAL's November 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 7.1 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 5.5 percent versus November 2017. UAL's November 2018 consolidated load factor increased 1.2 points compared to November 2017.

November Highlights

  • Announced UAL has reached an agreement with Compañía Panameña de Aviación S.A. (Copa), Aerovías del Continente Americano S.A. (Avianca) and many of Avianca's affiliates, for a joint business agreement, pending government approval.
  • Announced that the newest premium seating, United® Premium Plus, would be on sale beginning December 3, for travel on select international flights starting March 30, 2019.
  • Took delivery of UAL's first Boeing 787-10, becoming the first North American airline to take delivery of the 787-10.
  • Announced new routes including year-round service between Denver and Frankfurt, Germany and nonstop service between Paine Field/Snohomish County Airport and Denver and San Francisco, all pending government approval, and submitted a formal application to the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to increase service between New York/Newark Liberty and Shanghai Pudong.
  • Announced $150,000 in direct donations to Ventura County Community Foundation and North Valley Community Foundation for their efforts in areas affected by the California wildfires, while launching a Crowdrise by GoFundMe campaign to award up to five million bonus miles for individuals who make donations of $50 or more to support affected communities in California.
  • In celebration of Giving Tuesday on November 27, UAL announced that it would match customer donations of MileagePlus miles to the airline's featured Charity Miles partners up to 6 million miles.
  • Announced the addition of nearly 150 additional flights between UAL's hubs and popular spring break destinations including Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Mexico, the Caribbean and select ski destinations.

Preliminary Operational Results

November

Year-to-Date

2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

Domestic

10,841,728

10,284,451

5.4

%

121,895,949

113,788,397

7.1

%

Mainline

8,826,914

8,414,435

4.9

%

99,652,440

93,734,002

6.3

%

Regional

2,014,814

1,870,016

7.7

%

22,243,509

20,054,395

10.9

%

International

7,384,715

6,736,201

9.6

%

88,929,687

84,396,997

5.4

%

Atlantic

2,837,658

2,459,110

15.4

%

37,623,983

33,575,589

12.1

%

Pacific

2,811,512

2,651,756

6.0

%

31,305,470

31,010,551

1.0

%

Latin

1,735,545

1,625,335

6.8

%

20,000,234

19,810,857

1.0

%

Mainline

1,657,514

1,555,059

6.6

%

19,170,373

19,032,647

0.7

%

Regional

78,031

70,276

11.0

%

829,861

778,210

6.6

%

Consolidated

18,226,443

17,020,652

7.1

%

210,825,636

198,185,394

6.4

%

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

Domestic

12,652,818

11,936,101

6.0

%

142,341,396

133,372,492

6.7

%

Mainline

10,239,189

9,706,089

5.5

%

115,627,491

109,035,519

6.0

%

Regional

2,413,629

2,230,012

8.2

%

26,713,905

24,336,973

9.8

%

International

9,302,209

8,867,120

4.9

%

109,548,190

107,050,550

2.3

%

Atlantic

3,556,936

3,312,838

7.4

%

46,050,063

43,954,274

4.8

%

Pacific

3,674,586

3,502,771

4.9

%

39,570,472

39,171,150

1.0

%

Latin

2,070,687

2,051,511

0.9

%

23,927,655

23,925,126

%

Mainline

1,968,407

1,956,738

0.6

%

22,822,514

22,861,773

(0.2)

%

Regional

102,280

94,773

7.9

%

1,105,141

1,063,353

3.9

%

Consolidated

21,955,027

20,803,221

5.5

%

251,889,586

240,423,042

4.8

%

PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR

Domestic

85.7

%

86.2

%

(0.5) pts

85.6

%

85.3

%

0.3 pts

Mainline

86.2

%

86.7

%

(0.5) pts

86.2

%

86.0

%

0.2 pts

Regional

83.5

%

83.9

%

(0.4) pts

83.3

%

82.4

%

0.9 pts

International

79.4

%

76.0

%

3.4 pts

81.2

%

78.8

%

2.4 pts

Atlantic

79.8

%

74.2

%

5.6 pts

81.7

%

76.4

%

5.3 pts

Pacific

76.5

%

75.7

%

0.8 pts

79.1

%

79.2

%

(0.1) pts

Latin

83.8

%

79.2

%

4.6 pts

83.6

%

82.8

%

0.8 pts

Mainline

84.2

%

79.5

%

4.7 pts

84.0

%

83.3

%

0.7 pts

Regional

76.3

%

74.2

%

2.1 pts

75.1

%

73.2

%

1.9 pts

Consolidated

83.0

%

81.8

%

1.2 pts

83.7

%

82.4

%

1.3 pts

ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)

Mainline

9,308

8,788

5.9

%

104,437

99,011

5.5

%

Regional

3,692

3,417

8.0

%

40,701

36,614

11.2

%

Consolidated

13,000

12,205

6.5

%

145,138

135,625

7.0

%

CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)

Total

293,305

300,195

(2.3)

%

3,122,050

3,014,572

3.6

%

OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Mainline Departure Performance1

66.9

%

76.5

%

(9.6) pts

Mainline Completion Factor

99.0

%

99.9

%

(0.9) pts

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

 



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