United Airlines Performance

United Reports March 2017 Operational Performance

UAL's March 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 3.0 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 3.4 percent versus March 2016. UAL's March 2017 consolidated load factor decreased 0.3 points compared to March 2016.

United Airlines

United Airlines (UAL) yesterday reported March 2017 operational results. 

UAL's March 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 3.0 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 3.4 percent versus March 2016. UAL's March 2017 consolidated load factor decreased 0.3 points compared to March 2016.

The company now expects first-quarter 2017 consolidated passenger unit revenue to be approximately flat compared to the first quarter of 2016. 

Preliminary Operational Results

March

Year-to-Date

2017

2016

Change 

2017

2016

Change 

 REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) 

Domestic

10,313,258

9,745,763

5.8%

27,085,459

26,148,653

3.6%

Mainline

8,408,616

7,749,995

8.5%

21,880,767

20,651,292

6.0%

Regional

1,904,642

1,995,768

(4.6%)

5,204,692

5,497,361

(5.3%)

International

7,299,522

7,349,266

(0.7%)

20,525,521

20,432,856

0.5%

Atlantic

2,382,787

2,436,725

(2.2%)

6,392,642

6,578,791

(2.8%)

Pacific

2,820,214

2,725,200

3.5%

8,171,519

7,875,743

3.8%

Latin

2,096,521

2,187,341

(4.2%)

5,961,360

5,978,322

(0.3%)

Mainline

2,019,803

2,108,623

(4.2%)

5,737,878

5,750,197

(0.2%)

Regional

76,718

78,718

(2.5%)

223,482

228,125

(2.0%)

Consolidated

17,612,780

17,095,029

3.0%

47,610,980

46,581,509

2.2%

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

Domestic

12,042,003

11,515,878

4.6%

32,516,226

31,538,003

3.1%

Mainline

9,763,198

9,123,212

7.0%

26,097,477

24,766,207

5.4%

Regional

2,278,805

2,392,666

(4.8%)

6,418,749

6,771,796

(5.2%)

International

9,615,572

9,437,745

1.9%

27,291,906

26,735,080

2.1%

Atlantic

3,357,474

3,330,330

0.8%

9,428,024

9,547,958

(1.3%)

Pacific

3,694,788

3,412,118

8.3%

10,564,478

9,832,357

7.4%

Latin

2,563,310

2,695,297

(4.9%)

7,299,404

7,354,765

(0.8%)

Mainline

2,449,770

2,580,617

(5.1%)

6,963,868

7,018,222

(0.8%)

Regional

113,540

114,680

(1.0%)

335,536

336,543

(0.3%)

Consolidated

21,657,575

20,953,623

3.4%

59,808,132

58,273,083

2.6%

PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR

Domestic

85.6%

84.6%

1.0 pt

83.3%

82.9%

0.4 pts

Mainline

86.1%

84.9%

1.2 pts

83.8%

83.4%

0.4 pts

Regional

83.6%

83.4%

0.2 pts

81.1%

81.2%

(0.1) pts

International

75.9%

77.9%

(2.0) pts

75.2%

76.4%

(1.2) pts

Atlantic

71.0%

73.2%

(2.2) pts

67.8%

68.9%

(1.1) pts

Pacific

76.3%

79.9%

(3.6) pts

77.3%

80.1%

(2.8) pts

Latin

81.8%

81.2%

0.6 pts

81.7%

81.3%

0.4 pts

Mainline

82.4%

81.7%

0.7 pts

82.4%

81.9%

0.5 pts

Regional

67.6%

68.6%

(1.0) pt

66.6%

67.8%

(1.2) pts

Consolidated

81.3%

81.6%

(0.3) pts

79.6%

79.9%

(0.3) pts

ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)

Mainline

8,994

8,260

8.9%

23,825

22,277

6.9%

Regional

3,420

3,566

(4.1%)

9,280

9,810

(5.4%)

Consolidated

12,414

11,826

5.0%

33,105

32,087

3.2%

CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)

Total

279,592

225,751

23.8%

748,434

622,264

20.3%

OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Mainline Departure Performance1

67.0%

64.4%

2.6 pts

Mainline Completion Factor

98.7%

99.0%

(0.3) pts

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



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