United Airlines Performance

United Airlines Reports January 2018 Operational Performance

UAL's January 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 1.8 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 3.3 percent versus January 2017. UAL's January 2018 consolidated load factor decreased 1.2 points compared to January 2017.

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United Airlines (UAL) last week reported January 2018 operational results. 

UAL's January 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 1.8 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 3.3 percent versus January 2017. UAL's January 2018 consolidated load factor decreased 1.2 points compared to January 2017.

"Thanks to the commitment and professionalism of our employees across the company, we are starting the year off right with another record-breaking month," said Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines. "We finished first among our competitors for on-time departures, marking the seventh time in the past 10 months that we've ranked in the top spot for mainline departures, ensuring our customers are getting to their destinations safely and on-time."

The company continues to expect first-quarter 2018 consolidated passenger unit revenue to be flat to up 2.0 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017.

 

Preliminary Operational Results

January

2018

2017

Change 

 REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) 

Domestic

9,066,959

8,733,944

3.8%

Mainline

7,275,744

7,006,363

3.8%

Regional

1,791,215

1,727,581

3.7%

International

7,264,510

7,311,680

(0.6%)

Atlantic

2,342,327

2,246,440

4.3%

Pacific

2,870,104

2,937,858

(2.3%)

Latin

2,052,079

2,127,382

(3.5%)

Mainline

1,968,858

2,046,229

(3.8%)

Regional

83,221

81,153

2.5%

Consolidated

16,331,469

16,045,624

1.8%

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

Domestic

11,247,023

10,635,046

5.8%

Mainline

8,940,239

8,461,124

5.7%

Regional

2,306,784

2,173,922

6.1%

International

9,376,475

9,329,270

0.5%

Atlantic

3,230,833

3,213,178

0.5%

Pacific

3,694,673

3,556,157

3.9%

Latin

2,450,969

2,559,935

(4.3%)

Mainline

2,343,885

2,443,172

(4.1%)

Regional

107,084

116,763

(8.3%)

Consolidated

20,623,498

19,964,316

3.3%

PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR

Domestic

80.6%

82.1%

(1.5) pts

Mainline

81.4%

82.8%

(1.4) pts

Regional

77.6%

79.5%

(1.9) pts

International

77.5%

78.4%

(0.9) pts

Atlantic

72.5%

69.9%

2.6 pts

Pacific

77.7%

82.6%

(4.9) pts

Latin

83.7%

83.1%

0.6 pts

Mainline

84.0%

83.8%

0.2 pts

Regional

77.7%

69.5%

8.2 pts

Consolidated

79.2%

80.4%

(1.2) pts

ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)

Mainline

7,909

7,763

1.9%

Regional

3,194

3,060

4.4%

Consolidated

11,103

10,823

2.6%

CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)

Total

254,953

233,478

9.2%

OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Mainline Departure Performance1

70.1%

60.7%

9.4 pts

Mainline Completion Factor

98.1%

99.4%

(1.3) pts

 

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

Note: See Part II, Item 6 Selected Financial Data of the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 for the definition of these statistics



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