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United Reports August 2018 Operational Performance

September 10, 2018

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today 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.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 757 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 551 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the Nasdaq under the symbol "UAL".

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

Note: See Part II, Item 6, Selected Financial Data, of the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 for the definitions of these statistics

Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "estimates," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to us on the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally, including political developments that may impact our operations in certain countries; demand for travel and the impact that global economic and political conditions have on customer travel patterns; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; demand for transportation in the markets in which we operate; our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the effects of any technology failures or cybersecurity breaches; the impact of regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; disruptions to our regional network; the ability of other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; costs associated with any modification or termination of our aircraft orders; potential reputational or other impact from adverse events in our operations, the operations of our regional carriers or the operations of our code share partners; our ability to attract and retain customers; our ability to execute our operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing our revenue; our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; the impact of any management changes; our ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel if we decide to do so; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to any fuel or currency hedging programs; labor costs; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of any collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including Open Skies agreements and environmental regulations); industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; our ability to comply with the terms of our various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; weather conditions; our ability to utilize our net operating losses to offset future taxable income; the impact of changes in tax laws; the success of our investments in airlines in other parts of the world; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE United Airlines

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United Reports July 2018 Operational Performance

August 08, 2018

CHICAGO, Aug. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported July 2018 operational results.

UAL's July 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 6.9 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 4.0 percent versus July 2017. UAL's July 2018 consolidated load factor increased 2.4 points compared to July 2017.

July Highlights

  • Set several company records in the month of July by flying more than 15.4 million customers, having more than 73,000 mainline departures and filling more than 90 percent of total mainline seats.
  • Announced orders to purchase 25 new Embraer E-175 and 4 new Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
  • As part of a previously announced $8 million commitment, announced a $2 million grant to be split between the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Urban League of Essex County, and Year Up New York, as well as a $1 million grant to First Place for Youth in Los Angeles.
  • Unveiled the redesigned united.com homepage, featuring a more personalized digital experience for each customer and an updated, more modern, user-friendly design.
  • Achieved the top score of 100 percent on the 2018 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a prominent benchmarking metric that rates U.S. companies on their disability inclusion policies and practices, also earning UAL a place on DEI's 2018 "Best Places to Work" list.
  • Voted Best Business Class Lounge in the United States by the 2018 World Airline Awards from Skytrax for the Chicago O'Hare United Polaris lounge.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 757 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 551 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

Preliminary Operational Results




July


Year-to-Date








2018

2017

Change


2018

2017

Change










REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)









Domestic

13,093,444

11,997,825

9.1%


76,184,306

71,335,547

6.8%


Mainline

10,851,145

10,090,634

7.5%


62,195,944

58,637,052

6.1%


Regional

2,242,299

1,907,191

17.6%


13,988,362

12,698,495

10.2%


International

9,909,733

9,515,935

4.1%


56,612,407

54,145,312

4.6%


Atlantic

4,483,915

4,038,394

11.0%


22,672,129

20,348,359

11.4%


Pacific

3,144,719

3,135,175

0.3%


20,132,256

19,898,718

1.2%


Latin

2,281,099

2,342,366

(2.6%)


13,808,022

13,898,235

(0.6%)


Mainline

2,192,591

2,258,147

(2.9%)


13,267,088

13,374,813

(0.8%)


Regional

88,508

84,219

5.1%


540,934

523,422

3.3%


Consolidated

23,003,177

21,513,760

6.9%


132,796,713

125,480,859

5.8%










AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)









Domestic

14,474,602

13,651,010

6.0%


88,574,766

83,314,230

6.3%


Mainline

11,898,478

11,355,336

4.8%


71,790,867

67,902,738

5.7%


Regional

2,576,124

2,295,674

12.2%


16,783,899

15,411,492

8.9%


International

11,284,307

11,114,243

1.5%


69,863,152

68,725,754

1.7%


Atlantic

5,108,634

4,865,154

5.0%


28,266,231

27,127,637

4.2%


Pacific

3,631,892

3,662,096

(0.8%)


25,257,484

24,941,947

1.3%


Latin

2,543,781

2,586,993

(1.7%)


16,339,437

16,656,170

(1.9%)


Mainline

2,441,401

2,492,076

(2.0%)


15,624,449

15,929,365

(1.9%)


Regional

102,380

94,917

7.9%


714,988

726,805

(1.6%)


Consolidated

25,758,909

24,765,253

4.0%


158,437,918

152,039,984

4.2%










PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR









Domestic

90.5%

87.9%

2.6 pts


86.0%

85.6%

0.4 pts


Mainline

91.2%

88.9%

2.3 pts


86.6%

86.4%

0.2 pts


Regional

87.0%

83.1%

3.9 pts


83.3%

82.4%

0.9 pts


International

87.8%

85.6%

2.2 pts


81.0%

78.8%

2.2 pts


Atlantic

87.8%

83.0%

4.8 pts


80.2%

75.0%

5.2 pts


Pacific

86.6%

85.6%

1.0 pt


79.7%

79.8%

(0.1) pts


Latin

89.7%

90.5%

(0.8) pts


84.5%

83.4%

1.1 pts


Mainline

89.8%

90.6%

(0.8) pts


84.9%

84.0%

0.9 pts


Regional

86.5%

88.7%

(2.2) pts


75.7%

72.0%

3.7 pts


Consolidated

89.3%

86.9%

2.4 pts


83.8%

82.5%

1.3 pts










ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)









Mainline

11,309

10,650

6.2%


65,500

62,559

4.7%


Regional

4,111

3,542

16.1%


25,473

22,985

10.8%


Consolidated

15,420

14,192

8.7%


90,973

85,544

6.3%










CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)









Total

293,576

278,743

5.3%


1,965,792

1,854,475

6.0%










OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE









Mainline Departure Performance 1

62.3%

63.3%

(1.0) pt






Mainline Completion Factor

99.3%

99.3%

0.0 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 fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 for the definitions of these statistics

Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "estimates," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to us on the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally, including political developments that may impact our operations in certain countries; demand for travel and the impact that global economic and political conditions have on customer travel patterns; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; demand for transportation in the markets in which we operate; our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the effects of any technology failures or cybersecurity breaches; the impact of regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; disruptions to our regional network; the ability of other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; costs associated with any modification or termination of our aircraft orders; potential reputational or other impact from adverse events in our operations, the operations of our regional carriers or the operations of our code share partners; our ability to attract and retain customers; our ability to execute our operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing our revenue; our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; the impact of any management changes; our ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel if we decide to do so; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to any fuel or currency hedging programs; labor costs; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of any collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including Open Skies agreements and environmental regulations); industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; our ability to comply with the terms of our various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; weather conditions; our ability to utilize our net operating losses to offset future taxable income; the impact of changes in tax laws; the success of our investments in airlines in other parts of the world; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE United Airlines

For futher information: United Airlines Worldwide Media Relations, 872.825.8640, media.relations@united.com

United Reports June 2018 Operational Performance

July 10, 2018

CHICAGO, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported June 2018 operational results.

UAL's June 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 7.2 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 4.2 percent versus June 2017. UAL's June 2018 consolidated load factor increased 2.5 points compared to June 2017.

June Highlights

  • As part of a previously announced $8 million commitment, announced a total of $3 million in grants to our hub communities in Houston; Washington, DC; and Denver - $1 million to the Houston Food Bank in support of its School Market program, $1 million to the Year Up National Capital Region, and $1 million to Warren Village, a Denver nonprofit organization.
  • Completed the best on-time departure rate of any summer month and the fewest controllable cancellations of any June in United history.
  • Introduced the new United Explorer Card which offers additional benefits, travel credits and discounts.
  • Became the first North American carrier to operate the fuel efficient Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
  • Opened the new United Polaris lounge at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, the third of four Polaris lounges expected to open this year.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 757 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 551 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

Preliminary Operational Results




June


Year-to-Date



2018

2017

Change


2018

2017

Change










REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)









Domestic

12,402,046

11,486,442

8.0%


63,090,862

59,337,722

6.3%


Mainline

10,252,388

9,606,457

6.7%


51,344,799

48,546,418

5.8%


Regional

2,149,658

1,879,985

14.3%


11,746,063

10,791,304

8.8%


International

9,339,438

8,802,176

6.1%


46,702,674

44,629,377

4.6%


Atlantic

4,337,220

3,840,347

12.9%


18,188,214

16,309,965

11.5%


Pacific

3,038,212

3,020,271

0.6%


16,987,537

16,763,543

1.3%


Latin

1,964,006

1,941,558

1.2%


11,526,923

11,555,869

(0.3%)


Mainline

1,886,125

1,871,725

0.8%


11,074,497

11,116,666

(0.4%)


Regional

77,881

69,833

11.5%


452,426

439,203

3.0%


Consolidated

21,741,484

20,288,618

7.2%


109,793,536

103,967,099

5.6%










AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)









Domestic

13,935,904

13,140,909

6.0%


74,100,164

69,663,220

6.4%


Mainline

11,444,210

10,900,210

5.0%


59,892,389

56,547,402

5.9%


Regional

2,491,694

2,240,699

11.2%


14,207,775

13,115,818

8.3%


International

10,720,097

10,523,689

1.9%


58,578,845

57,611,511

1.7%


Atlantic

4,893,280

4,691,113

4.3%


23,157,597

22,262,483

4.0%


Pacific

3,534,361

3,530,620

0.1%


21,625,592

21,279,851

1.6%


Latin

2,292,456

2,301,956

(0.4%)


13,795,656

14,069,177

(1.9%)


Mainline

2,191,939

2,209,517

(0.8%)


13,183,048

13,437,289

(1.9%)


Regional

100,517

92,439

8.7%


612,608

631,888

(3.1%)


Consolidated

24,656,001

23,664,598

4.2%


132,679,009

127,274,731

4.2%










PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR









Domestic

89.0%

87.4%

1.6 pts


85.1%

85.2%

(0.1) pts


Mainline

89.6%

88.1%

1.5 pts


85.7%

85.9%

(0.2) pts


Regional

86.3%

83.9%

2.4 pts


82.7%

82.3%

0.4 pts


International

87.1%

83.6%

3.5 pts


79.7%

77.5%

2.2 pts


Atlantic

88.6%

81.9%

6.7 pts


78.5%

73.3%

5.2 pts


Pacific

86.0%

85.5%

0.5 pts


78.6%

78.8%

(0.2) pts


Latin

85.7%

84.3%

1.4 pts


83.6%

82.1%

1.5 pts


Mainline

86.0%

84.7%

1.3 pts


84.0%

82.7%

1.3 pts


Regional

77.5%

75.5%

2.0 pts


73.9%

69.5%

4.4 pts


Consolidated

88.2%

85.7%

2.5 pts


82.8%

81.7%

1.1 pts










ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)









Mainline

10,663

10,087

5.7%


54,191

51,909

4.4%


Regional

3,992

3,476

14.8%


21,362

19,443

9.9%


Consolidated

14,655

13,563

8.1%


75,553

71,352

5.9%










CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)









Total

287,874

279,974

2.8%


1,672,216

1,575,732

6.1%










OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE









Mainline Departure Performance1

63.2

64.5

(1.3)






Mainline Completion Factor

99.5

99.5

0.0






1 Based 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 fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 for the definitions of these statistics

Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "estimates," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to us on the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally, including political developments that may impact our operations in certain countries; demand for travel and the impact that global economic and political conditions have on customer travel patterns; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; demand for transportation in the markets in which we operate; our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the effects of any technology failures or cybersecurity breaches; the impact of regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; disruptions to our regional network; the ability of other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; costs associated with any modification or termination of our aircraft orders; potential reputational or other impact from adverse events in our operations, the operations of our regional carriers or the operations of our code share partners; our ability to attract and retain customers; our ability to execute our operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing our revenue; our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; the impact of any management changes; our ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel if we decide to do so; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to any fuel or currency hedging programs; labor costs; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of any collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including Open Skies agreements and environmental regulations); industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; our ability to comply with the terms of our various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; weather conditions; our ability to utilize our net operating losses to offset future taxable income; the impact of changes in tax laws; the success of our investments in airlines in other parts of the world; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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United Reports May 2018 Operational Performance

June 08, 2018

CHICAGO, June 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported May 2018 operational results.

UAL's May 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 6.7 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 4.2 percent versus May 2017. UAL's May 2018 consolidated load factor increased 2.0 points compared to May 2017.

May Highlights

  • Announced a total of $8.0 million in grants to benefit nine organizations over the next four years in our hub communities – Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Newark/New York and Washington, D.C, representing United's commitment to invest in and lift up the communities where many of its customers and employees live and work.
  • Unveiled new United Polaris Lounge at Newark Liberty International Airport – the second of four Polaris lounges expected to open this year.
  • Announced the expansion of schedules at East Coast hubs in Newark/New York and Washington-Dulles to add new destinations, additional frequencies and larger two-cabin aircraft, and announced increased service between Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Havana's José Martí International Airport.
  • Announced a new relationship with The Private Suite, offering customers access to a newly built, private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

Preliminary Operational Results



May


Year-to-Date



2018

2017

Change


2018

2017

Change










REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)









Domestic

11,484,248

10,711,519

7.2%


50,688,816

47,851,280

5.9%


Mainline

9,399,820

8,849,499

6.2%


41,092,411

38,939,961

5.5%


Regional

2,084,428

1,862,020

11.9%


9,596,405

8,911,319

7.7%


International

8,250,068

7,789,692

5.9%


37,363,236

35,827,201

4.3%


Atlantic

3,738,527

3,296,343

13.4%


13,850,994

12,469,618

11.1%


Pacific

2,841,728

2,841,816

(0.0%)


13,949,325

13,743,272

1.5%


Latin

1,669,813

1,651,533

1.1%


9,562,917

9,614,311

(0.5%)


Mainline

1,598,957

1,583,008

1.0%


9,188,372

9,244,941

(0.6%)


Regional

70,856

68,525

3.4%


374,545

369,370

1.4%


Consolidated

19,734,316

18,501,211

6.7%


88,052,052

83,678,481

5.2%










AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)









Domestic

13,264,365

12,453,324

6.5%


60,164,260

56,522,311

6.4%


Mainline

10,821,587

10,201,973

6.1%


48,448,179

45,647,192

6.1%


Regional

2,442,778

2,251,351

8.5%


11,716,081

10,875,119

7.7%


International

10,351,488

10,208,823

1.4%


47,858,748

47,087,822

1.6%


Atlantic

4,686,496

4,540,690

3.2%


18,264,317

17,571,370

3.9%


Pacific

3,658,851

3,641,810

0.5%


18,091,231

17,749,231

1.9%


Latin

2,006,141

2,026,323

(1.0%)


11,503,200

11,767,221

(2.2%)


Mainline

1,904,878

1,927,894

(1.2%)


10,991,109

11,227,772

(2.1%)


Regional

101,263

98,429

2.9%


512,091

539,449

(5.1%)


Consolidated

23,615,853

22,662,147

4.2%


108,023,008

103,610,133

4.3%










PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR









Domestic

86.6%

86.0%

0.6 pts


84.3%

84.7%

(0.4) pts


Mainline

86.9%

86.7%

0.2 pts


84.8%

85.3%

(0.5) pts


Regional

85.3%

82.7%

2.6 pts


81.9%

81.9%

0.0 pts


International

79.7%

76.3%

3.4 pts


78.1%

76.1%

2.0 pts


Atlantic

79.8%

72.6%

7.2 pts


75.8%

71.0%

4.8 pts


Pacific

77.7%

78.0%

(0.3) pts


77.1%

77.4%

(0.3) pts


Latin

83.2%

81.5%

1.7 pts


83.1%

81.7%

1.4 pts


Mainline

83.9%

82.1%

1.8 pts


83.6%

82.3%

1.3 pts


Regional

70.0%

69.6%

0.4 pts


73.1%

68.5%

4.6 pts


Consolidated

83.6%

81.6%

2.0 pts


81.5%

80.8%

0.7 pts










ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)









Mainline

9,705

9,217

5.3%


43,528

41,822

4.1%


Regional

3,817

3,390

12.6%


17,370

15,967

8.8%


Consolidated

13,522

12,607

7.3%


60,898

57,789

5.4%










CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)









Total

286,434

281,914

1.6%


1,384,342

1,295,758

6.8%










OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE









Mainline Departure Performance1

68.5

70.2

(1.7) pts






Mainline Completion Factor

99.4

99.8

(0.4) 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 fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 for the definitions of these statistics

Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "estimates," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to us on the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally, including political developments that may impact our operations in certain countries; demand for travel and the impact that global economic and political conditions have on customer travel patterns; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; demand for transportation in the markets in which we operate; our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the effects of any technology failures or cybersecurity breaches; the impact of regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; disruptions to our regional network; the ability of other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; costs associated with any modification or termination of our aircraft orders; potential reputational or other impact from adverse events in our operations, the operations of our regional carriers or the operations of our code share partners; our ability to attract and retain customers; our ability to execute our operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing our revenue; our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; the impact of any management changes; our ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel if we decide to do so; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to any fuel or currency hedging programs; labor costs; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of any collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including Open Skies agreements and environmental regulations); industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; our ability to comply with the terms of our various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; weather conditions; our ability to utilize our net operating losses to offset future taxable income; the impact of changes in tax laws; the success of our investments in airlines in other parts of the world; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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United Reports April 2018 Operational Performance

May 08, 2018

CHICAGO, May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported April 2018 operational results.

UAL's April 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 5.1 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 6.1 percent versus April 2017. UAL's April 2018 consolidated load factor decreased 0.8 points compared to April 2017.

April Highlights

  • Unveiled new United Polaris Lounge at San Francisco International Airport – the first of four Polaris lounges expected to open this year.
  • Took delivery of first Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. This eco-friendly aircraft features a special livery previously reserved for UAL's Dreamliner fleet so that employees and customers can easily recognize the plane and its superior fuel efficiency.
  • Honored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the National Business Inclusion Consortium with the "Best-of-the-Best" designation, lauding the airline's industry-leading results across all diverse segments, creating a better future for all diverse communities in business.
  • Announced the expansion of personal device entertainment option to all aircraft with DIRECTV live streaming for purchase to provide at least one free entertainment option on all Wi-Fi equipped aircraft (which is any aircraft with more than 70 seats).

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

Preliminary Operational Results

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) April 2018 April 2017 Change Year to date
2018
Year to date
2017
Change
Revenue Passenger Miles: Domestic 10,887,851 10,054,302 8.3% 39,204,568 37,139,761 5.6%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Mainline 8,884,205 8,209,695 8.2% 31,692,591 30,090,462 5.3%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Regional 2,003,646 1,844,607 8.6% 7,511,977 7,049,299 6.6%
Revenue Passenger Miles: International 7,581,052 7,511,988 0.9% 29,113,168 28,037,509 3.8%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Atlantic 3,018,378 2,780,633 8.6% 10,112,467 9,173,275 10.2%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Pacific 2,657,738 2,729,937 (2.6%) 11,107,597 10,901,456 1.9%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin 1,904,936 2,001,418 (4.8%) 7,893,104 7,962,778 (0.9%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Mainline 1,831,965 1,924,055 (4.8%) 7,589,415 7,661,933 (0.9%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Regional 72,971 77,363 (5.7%) 303,689 300,845 0.9%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Consolidated 18,468,903 17,566,290 5.1% 68,317,736 65,177,270 4.8%
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
Available Seat Miles: Domestic 12,704,929 11,552,761 10.0% 46,899,895 44,068,987 6.4%
Available Seat Miles: Mainline 10,300,717 9,347,742 10.2% 37,626,592 35,445,219 6.2%
Available Seat Miles: Regional 2,404,212 2,205,019 9.0% 9,273,303 8,623,768 7.5%
Available Seat Miles: International 9,725,062 9,587,093 1.4% 37,507,260 36,878,999 1.7%
Available Seat Miles: Atlantic 3,861,435 3,602,656 7.2% 13,577,821 13,030,680 4.2%
Available Seat Miles: Pacific 3,546,358 3,542,943 0.1% 14,432,380 14,107,421 2.3%
Available Seat Miles: Latin 2,317,269 2,441,494 (5.1%) 9,497,059 9,740,898 (2.5%)
Available Seat Miles: Latin Mainline 2,216,583 2,336,010 (5.1%) 9,086,231 9,299,878 (2.3%)
Available Seat Miles: Latin Regional 100,686 105,484 (4.5%) 410,828 441,020 (6.8%)
Available Seat Miles: Consolidated 22,429,991 21,139,854 6.1% 84,407,155 80,947,986 4.3%
PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
Passenger Load Factor: Domestic 85.7% 87.0% (1.3) pts 83.6% 84.3% (0.7) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Mainline 86.2% 87.8% (1.6) pts 84.2% 84.9% (0.7) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Regional 83.3% 83.7% (0.4) pts 81.0% 81.7% (0.7) pts
Passenger Load Factor: International 78.0% 78.4% (0.4) pts 77.6% 76.0% 1.6 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Atlantic 78.2% 77.2% 1.0 pt 74.5% 70.4% 4.1 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Pacific 74.9% 77.1% (2.2) pts 77.0% 77.3% (0.3) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin 82.2% 82.0% 0.2 pts 83.1% 81.7% 1.4 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Mainline 82.6% 82.4% 0.2 pts 83.5% 82.4% 1.1 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Regional 72.5% 73.3% (0.8) pts 73.9% 68.2% 5.7 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Consolidated 82.3% 83.1% (0.8) pts 80.9% 80.5% 0.4 pts
ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)
Onboard Passengers: Mainline 9,221 8,780 5.0% 33,823 32,605 3.7%
Onboard Passengers: Regional 3,660 3,297 11.0% 13,553 12,577 7.8%
Onboard Passengers: Consolidated 12,881 12,077 6.7% 47,376 45,182 4.9%
CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
Cargo Revenue Ton Miles: Total 280,503 265,410 5.7% 1,097,908 1,013,844 8.3%
OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Operational Performance: Mainline Departure Performance1 73.0% 69.0% 4.0 pts
Operational Performance: Mainline Completion Factor 99.8% 99.9% (0.1) pts
  1. 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, 2017 for the definition of these statistics

Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "estimates," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to us on the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally, including political developments that may impact our operations in certain countries; demand for travel and the impact that global economic and political conditions have on customer travel patterns; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; demand for transportation in the markets in which we operate; our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the effects of any technology failures or cybersecurity breaches; the impact of regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; disruptions to our regional network; the ability of other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; costs associated with any modification or termination of our aircraft orders; potential reputational or other impact from adverse events in our operations, the operations of our regional carriers or the operations of our code share partners; our ability to attract and retain customers; our ability to execute our operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing our revenue; our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; the impact of any management changes; our ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel if we decide to do so; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to any fuel or currency hedging programs; labor costs; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of any collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including Open Skies agreements and environmental regulations); industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; our ability to comply with the terms of our various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; weather conditions; our ability to utilize our net operating losses to offset future taxable income; the impact of changes in tax laws; the success of our investments in airlines in other parts of the world; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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United Reports March 2018 Operational Performance

April 09, 2018

CHICAGO, April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported March 2018 operational results.

UAL's March 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 6.5 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 3.8 percent versus March 2017. UAL's March 2018 consolidated load factor increased 2.2 points compared to March 2017.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 354 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 750 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 545 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

Preliminary Operational Results

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) March 2018 March 2017 Change Year to date
2018
Year to date
2017
Change
Revenue Passenger Miles: Domestic 10,740,113 10,313,258 4.1% 28,316,717 27,085,459 4.5%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Mainline 8,716,373 8,408,616 3.7% 22,808,386 21,880,767 4.2%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Regional 2,023,740 1,904,642 6.3% 5,508,331 5,204,692 5.8%
Revenue Passenger Miles: International 8,024,539 7,299,522 9.9% 21,532,116 20,525,521 4.9%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Atlantic 2,831,142 2,382,787 18.8% 7,094,089 6,392,642 11.0%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Pacific 3,003,281 2,820,214 6.5% 8,449,859 8,171,519 3.4%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin 2,190,116 2,096,521 4.5% 5,988,168 5,961,360 0.4%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Mainline 2,109,742 2,019,803 4.5% 5,757,450 5,737,878 0.3%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Regional 80,374 76,718 4.8% 230,718 223,482 3.2%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Consolidated 18,764,652 17,612,780 6.5% 49,848,833 47,610,980 4.7%
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
Available Seat Miles: Domestic 12,571,317 12,042,003 4.4% 34,194,966 32,516,226 5.2%
Available Seat Miles: Mainline 10,130,877 9,763,198 3.8% 27,325,875 26,097,477 4.7%
Available Seat Miles: Regional 2,440,440 2,278,805 7.1% 6,869,091 6,418,749 7.0%
Available Seat Miles: International 9,903,291 9,615,572 3.0% 27,782,198 27,291,906 1.8%
Available Seat Miles: Atlantic 3,519,840 3,357,474 4.8% 9,716,386 9,428,024 3.1%
Available Seat Miles: Pacific 3,789,630 3,694,788 2.6% 10,886,022 10,564,478 3.0%
Available Seat Miles: Latin 2,593,821 2,563,310 1.2% 7,179,790 7,299,404 (1.6%)
Available Seat Miles: Latin Mainline 2,484,431 2,449,770 1.4% 6,869,648 6,963,868 (1.4%)
Available Seat Miles: Latin Regional 109,390 113,540 (3.7%) 310,142 335,536 (7.6%)
Available Seat Miles: Consolidated 22,474,608 21,657,575 3.8% 61,977,164 59,808,132 3.6%
PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
Passenger Load Factor: Domestic 85.4% 85.6% (0.2) pts 82.8% 83.3% (0.5) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Mainline 86.0% 86.1% (0.1) pts 83.5% 83.8% (0.3) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Regional 82.9% 83.6% (0.7) pts 80.2% 81.1% (0.9) pts
Passenger Load Factor: International 81.0% 75.9% 5.1 pts 77.5% 75.2% 2.3 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Atlantic 80.4% 71.0% 9.4 pts 73.0% 67.8% 5.2 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Pacific 79.2% 76.3% 2.9 pts 77.6% 77.3% 0.3 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin 84.4% 81.8% 2.6 pts 83.4% 81.7% 1.7 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Mainline 84.9% 82.4% 2.5 pts 83.8% 82.4% 1.4 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Regional 73.5% 67.6% 5.9 pts 74.4% 66.6% 7.8 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Consolidated 83.5% 81.3% 2.2 pts 80.4% 79.6% 0.8 pts
ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)
Onboard Passengers: Mainline 9,329 8,994 3.7% 24,602 23,825 3.3%
Onboard Passengers: Regional 3,660 3,420 7.0% 9,893 9,280 6.6%
Onboard Passengers: Consolidated 12,989 12,414 4.6% 34,495 33,105 4.2%
CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
Cargo Revenue Ton Miles: Total 304,482 279,592 8.9% 817,405 748,434 9.2%
OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Operational Performance: Mainline Departure Performance1 70.5% 67.0% 3.5 pts
Operational Performance: Mainline Completion Factor 98.0% 98.7% (0.7) pts
  1. 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

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 fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 for the definitions of these statistics

Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "estimates," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to us on the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally; demand for travel and the impact that global economic and political conditions have on customer travel patterns; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; demand for transportation in the markets in which we operate; our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the effects of any technology failures or cybersecurity breaches; the impact of regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; disruptions to our regional network; the ability of other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; costs associated with any modification or termination of our aircraft orders; potential reputational or other impact from adverse events in our operations, the operations of our regional carriers or the operations of our code share partners; our ability to attract and retain customers; our ability to execute our operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing our revenue; our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; the impact of any management changes; our ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel if we decide to do so; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to any fuel or currency hedging programs; labor costs; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of any collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including Open Skies agreements and environmental regulations); industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; our ability to comply with the terms of our various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; weather conditions; our ability to utilize our net operating losses to offset future taxable income; the impact of changes in tax laws; the success of our investments in airlines in other parts of the world; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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United Reports February 2018 Operational Performance

March 08, 2018

CHICAGO, March 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported February 2018 operational results.

UAL's February 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 5.7 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 3.8 percent versus February 2017. UAL's February 2018 consolidated load factor increased 1.4 points compared to February 2017.

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.

About United


United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 744 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 518 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

Preliminary Operational Results

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) February 2018 February 2017 Change Year to date
2018
Year to date
2017
Change
Revenue Passenger Miles: Domestic 8,509,645 8,038,257 5.9% 17,576,604 16,772,201 4.8%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Mainline 6,816,269 6,465,788 5.4% 14,092,013 13,472,151 4.6%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Regional 1,693,376 1,572,469 7.7% 3,484,591 3,300,050 5.6%
Revenue Passenger Miles: International 6,243,067 5,914,319 5.6% 13,507,577 13,225,999 2.1%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Atlantic 1,920,620 1,763,415 8.9% 4,262,947 4,009,855 6.3%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Pacific 2,576,474 2,413,447 6.8% 5,446,578 5,351,305 1.8%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin 1,745,973 1,737,457 0.5% 3,798,052 3,864,839 (1.7%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Mainline 1,678,850 1,671,846 0.4% 3,647,708 3,718,075 (1.9%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Regional 67,123 65,611 2.3% 150,344 146,764 2.4%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Consolidated 14,752,712 13,952,576 5.7% 31,084,181 29,998,200 3.6%
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
Available Seat Miles: Domestic 10,376,626 9,839,177 5.5% 21,623,649 20,474,223 5.6%
Available Seat Miles: Mainline 8,254,759 7,873,155 4.8% 17,194,998 16,334,279 5.3%
Available Seat Miles: Regional 2,121,867 1,966,022 7.9% 4,428,651 4,139,944 7.0%
Available Seat Miles: International 8,502,432 8,347,064 1.9% 17,878,907 17,676,334 1.1%
Available Seat Miles: Atlantic 2,965,713 2,857,372 3.8% 6,196,546 6,070,550 2.1%
Available Seat Miles: Pacific 3,401,719 3,313,533 2.7% 7,096,392 6,869,690 3.3%
Available Seat Miles: Latin 2,135,000 2,176,159 (1.9%) 4,585,969 4,736,094 (3.2%)
Available Seat Miles: Latin Mainline 2,041,332 2,070,926 (1.4%) 4,385,217 4,514,098 (2.9%)
Available Seat Miles: Latin Regional 93,668 105,233 (11.0%) 200,752 221,996 (9.6%)
Available Seat Miles: Consolidated 18,879,058 18,186,241 3.8% 39,502,556 38,150,557 3.5%
PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
Passenger Load Factor: Domestic 82.0% 81.7% 0.3 pts 81.3% 81.9% (0.6) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Mainline 82.6% 82.1% 0.5 pts 82.0% 82.5% (0.5) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Regional 79.8% 80.0% (0.2) pts 78.7% 79.7% (1.0) pts
Passenger Load Factor: International 73.4% 70.9% 2.5 pts 75.6% 74.8% 0.8 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Atlantic 64.8% 61.7% 3.1 pts 68.8% 66.1% 2.7 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Pacific 75.7% 72.8% 2.9 pts 76.8% 77.9% (1.1) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin 81.8% 79.8% 2.0 pts 82.8% 81.6% 1.2 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Mainline 82.2% 80.7% 1.5 pts 83.2% 82.4% 0.8 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Regional 71.7% 62.3% 9.4 pts 74.9% 66.1% 8.8 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Consolidated 78.1% 76.7% 1.4 pts 78.7% 78.6% 0.1 pts
ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)
Onboard Passengers: Mainline 7,364 7,068 4.2% 15,273 14,831 3.0%
Onboard Passengers: Regional 3,039 2,800 8.5% 6,233 5,860 6.4%
Onboard Passengers: Consolidated 10,403 9,868 5.4% 21,506 20,691 3.9%
CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
Cargo Revenue Ton Miles: Total 257,970 235,364 9.6% 512,923 468,842 9.4%
OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Operational Performance: Mainline Departure Performance1 73.4% 68.5% 4.9 pts
Operational Performance: Mainline Completion Factor 99.6% 99.2% 0.4 pts
  1. 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

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, 2017 for the definition of these statistics

Safe Harbor Statement
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "estimates," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to us on the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally; demand for travel and the impact that global economic and political conditions have on customer travel patterns; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; demand for transportation in the markets in which we operate; our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the effects of any technology failures or cybersecurity breaches; the impact of regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; disruptions to our regional network; the ability of other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; costs associated with any modification or termination of our aircraft orders; potential reputational or other impact from adverse events in our operations, the operations of our regional carriers or the operations of our code share partners; our ability to attract and retain customers; our ability to execute our operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing our revenue; our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; the impact of any management changes; our ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel if we decide to do so; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to any fuel or currency hedging programs; labor costs; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of any collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including Open Skies agreements and environmental regulations); industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; our ability to comply with the terms of our various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; weather conditions; our ability to utilize our net operating losses to offset future taxable income; the impact of changes in tax laws; the success of our investments in airlines in other parts of the world; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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United Reports January 2018 Operational Performance

February 08, 2018

CHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today 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.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 744 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 518 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

Preliminary Operational Results

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) January 2017 January 2016 %
Increase/
(Decrease)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Domestic 9,066,959 8,733,944 3.8%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Mainline 7,275,744 7,006,363 3.8%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Regional 1,791,215 1,727,581 3.7%
Revenue Passenger Miles: International 7,264,510 7,311,680 (0.6%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Atlantic 2,342,327 2,246,440 4.3%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Pacific 2,870,104 2,937,858 (2.3%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin 2,052,079 2,127,382 (3.5%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Mainline 1,968,858 2,046,229 (3.8%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Regional 83,221 81,153 2.5%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Consolidated 16,331,469 16,045,624 1.8%
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
Available Seat Miles: Domestic 11,247,023 10,635,046 5.8%
Available Seat Miles: Mainline 8,940,239 8,461,124 5.7%
Available Seat Miles: Regional 2,306,784 2,173,922 6.1%
Available Seat Miles: International 9,376,475 9,329,270 0.5%
Available Seat Miles: Atlantic 3,230,833 3,213,178 0.5%
Available Seat Miles: Pacific 3,694,673 3,556,157 3.9%
Available Seat Miles: Latin 2,450,969 2,559,935 (4.3%)
Available Seat Miles: Latin Mainline 2,343,885 2,443,172 (4.1%)
Available Seat Miles: Latin Regional 107,084 116,763 (8.3%)
Available Seat Miles: Consolidated 20,623,498 19,964,316 3.3%
PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
Passenger Load Factor: Domestic 80.6% 82.1% (1.5) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Mainline 81.4% 82.8% (1.4) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Regional 77.6% 79.5% (1.9) pts
Passenger Load Factor: International 77.5% 78.4% (0.9) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Atlantic 72.5% 69.9% 2.6 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Pacific 77.7% 82.6% (4.9) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin 83.7% 83.1% 0.6 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Mainline 84.0% 83.8% 0.2 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Regional 77.7% 69.5% 8.2 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Consolidated 79.2% 80.4% (1.2) pts
ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)
Onboard Passengers: Mainline 7,909 7,763 1.9%
Onboard Passengers: Regional 3,194 3,060 4.4%
Onboard Passengers: Consolidated 11,103 10,823 2.6%
CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
Cargo Revenue Ton Miles: Total 254,953 233,478 9.2%
OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Operational Performance: Mainline Departure Performance1 70.1% 60.7% 9.4 pts
Operational Performance: Mainline Completion Factor 98.1% 99.4% (1.3) pts
  1. 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

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

Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to us on the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: our ability to comply with the terms of our various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; our ability to execute our operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing our revenue; our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; costs associated with any modification or termination of our aircraft orders; our ability to utilize our net operating losses; our ability to attract and retain customers; potential reputational or other impact from adverse events in our operations; demand for transportation in the markets in which we operate; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; demand for travel and the impact that global economic and political conditions have on customer travel patterns; excessive taxation and the inability to offset future taxable income; general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally; our ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel if we decide to do so; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to fuel or currency hedging programs; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the ability of other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; the effects of any technology failures or cybersecurity breaches; disruptions to our regional network; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; the success of our investments in airlines in other parts of the world; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including Open Skies agreements and environmental regulations); the impact of regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; the impact of any management changes; labor costs; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of any collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; weather conditions; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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United Reports December 2017 Operational Performance

January 09, 2018

CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported December 2017 operational results.

UAL's December 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 2.7 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 3.7 percent versus December 2016. UAL's December 2017 consolidated load factor decreased 0.8 points compared to December 2016.

"Last month, our incredible employees braved subzero temperatures and peak holiday loads to lead United into first place among competitors in mainline on-time departures, completion factor and on-time arrivals," said Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines. "It was the best-ever December for our operation, putting us in a great position to continue to deliver a solid operation for our customers as we head into 2018."

The company now expects fourth-quarter 2017 consolidated passenger unit revenue to be about flat compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, driven by stronger yields and better close-in demand.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 744 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 518 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 191 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

Preliminary Operational Results

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) December 2017 December 2016 %
Increase/
(Decrease)
Year to date
2017
Year to date
2016
%
Increase/
(Decrease)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Domestic 10,479,105 9,913,901 5.7% 124,267,502 118,693,966 4.7%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Mainline 8,578,667 8,051,111 6.6% 102,312,669 95,493,391 7.1%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Regional 1,900,438 1,862,790 2.0% 21,954,833 23,200,575 (5.4%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: International 7,596,002 7,682,093 (1.1%) 91,992,999 91,615,462 0.4%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Atlantic 2,645,206 2,510,125 5.4% 36,220,795 35,888,147 0.9%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Pacific 2,880,088 3,025,679 (4.8%) 33,890,639 34,185,845 (0.9%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin 2,070,708 2,146,289 (3.5%) 21,881,565 21,541,470 1.6%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Mainline 1,987,076 2,060,665 (3.6%) 21,019,723 20,614,073 2.0%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Regional 83,632 85,624 (2.3%) 861,842 927,397 (7.1%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Consolidated 18,075,107 17,595,994 2.7% 216,260,501 210,309,428 2.8%
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
Available Seat Miles: Domestic 12,476,108 11,680,434 6.8% 145,848,600 139,064,774 4.9%
Available Seat Miles: Mainline 10,173,407 9,469,788 7.4% 119,208,926 111,452,951 7.0%
Available Seat Miles: Regional 2,302,701 2,210,646 4.2% 26,639,674 27,611,823 (3.5%)
Available Seat Miles: International 9,486,777 9,501,192 (0.2%) 116,537,327 114,524,780 1.8%
Available Seat Miles: Atlantic 3,343,547 3,196,530 4.6% 47,297,821 47,106,793 0.4%
Available Seat Miles: Pacific 3,660,168 3,723,163 (1.7%) 42,831,318 41,640,158 2.9%
Available Seat Miles: Latin 2,483,062 2,581,499 (3.8%) 26,408,188 25,777,829 2.4%
Available Seat Miles: Latin Mainline 2,376,570 2,468,084 (3.7%) 25,238,343 24,491,680 3.0%
Available Seat Miles: Latin Regional 106,492 113,415 (6.1%) 1,169,845 1,286,149 (9.0%)
Available Seat Miles: Consolidated 21,962,885 21,181,626 3.7% 262,385,927 253,589,554 3.5%
PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
Passenger Load Factor: Domestic 84.0% 84.9% (0.9) pts 85.2% 85.4% (0.2) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Mainline 84.3% 85.0% (0.7) pts 85.8% 85.7% 0.1 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Regional 82.5% 84.3% (1.8) pts 82.4% 84.0% (1.6) pts
Passenger Load Factor: International 80.1% 80.9% (0.8) pts 78.9% 80.0% (1.1) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Atlantic 79.1% 78.5% 0.6 pts 76.6% 76.2% 0.4 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Pacific 78.7% 81.3% (2.6) pts 79.1% 82.1% (3.0) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin 83.4% 83.1% 0.3 pts 82.9% 83.6% (0.7) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Mainline 83.6% 83.5% 0.1 pts 83.3% 84.2% (0.9) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Regional 78.5% 75.5% 3.0 pts 73.7% 72.1% 1.6 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Consolidated 82.3% 83.1% (0.8) pts 82.4% 82.9% (0.5) pts
ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)
Onboard Passengers: Mainline 9,006 8,539 5.5% 108,017 101,007 6.9%
Onboard Passengers: Regional 3,436 3,376 1.8% 40,050 42,170 (5.0%)
Onboard Passengers: Consolidated 12,442 11,915 4.4% 148,067 143,177 3.4%
CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
Cargo Revenue Ton Miles: Total 301,330 258,651 16.5% 3,315,902 2,805,292 18.2%
OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Operational Performance: Mainline Departure Performance1 69.1% 52.9% 16.2 pts
Operational Performance: Mainline Completion Factor 99.8% 98.9% 0.9 pts
  1. 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

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

Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to us on the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: our ability to comply with the terms of our various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; our ability to execute our operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing our revenue; our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; costs associated with any modification or termination of our aircraft orders; our ability to utilize our net operating losses; our ability to attract and retain customers; potential reputational or other impact from adverse events in our operations; demand for transportation in the markets in which we operate; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; demand for travel and the impact that global economic and political conditions have on customer travel patterns; excessive taxation and the inability to offset future taxable income; general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally; our ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel if we decide to do so; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to fuel or currency hedging programs; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the ability of other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; the effects of any technology failures or cybersecurity breaches; disruptions to our regional network; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; the success of our investments in airlines in other parts of the world; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including Open Skies agreements and environmental regulations); the impact of regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; the impact of any management changes; labor costs; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of any collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; weather conditions; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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United Reports November 2017 Operational Performance

December 07, 2017

CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported November 2017 operational results.

UAL's November 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 5.1 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 5.1 percent versus November 2016. UAL's November 2017 consolidated load factor was flat compared to November 2016.

For the month of November, UAL had the fewest cancelations of any month in the company's history and set a new record with its best ever on-time arrival rate. Additionally, UAL achieved an all-time company record for on-time departures.

The company now expects fourth-quarter consolidated passenger unit revenue to be down 2.0 percent to flat compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 751 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 489 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

Preliminary Operational Results

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) November 2017 November 2016 %
Increase/
(Decrease)
Year to date
2017
Year to date
2016
%
Increase/
(Decrease)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Domestic 10,284,451 9,565,841 7.5% 113,788,397 108,780,065 4.6%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Mainline 8,414,435 7,705,031 9.2% 93,734,002 87,442,280 7.2%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Regional 1,870,016 1,860,810 0.5% 20,054,395 21,337,785 (6.0%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: International 6,736,201 6,623,715 1.7% 84,396,997 83,933,369 0.6%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Atlantic 2,459,110 2,334,085 5.4% 33,575,589 33,378,022 0.6%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Pacific 2,651,756 2,738,444 (3.2%) 31,010,551 31,160,166 (0.5%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin 1,625,335 1,551,186 4.8% 19,810,857 19,395,181 2.1%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Mainline 1,555,059 1,476,770 5.3% 19,032,647 18,553,408 2.6%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Regional 70,276 74,416 (5.6%) 778,210 841,773 (7.6%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Consolidated 17,020,652 16,189,556 5.1% 198,185,394 192,713,434 2.8%
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
Available Seat Miles: Domestic 11,936,101 11,233,503 6.3% 133,372,492 127,384,340 4.7%
Available Seat Miles: Mainline 9,706,089 9,024,065 7.6% 109,035,519 101,983,163 6.9%
Available Seat Miles: Regional 2,230,012 2,209,438 0.9% 24,336,973 25,401,177 (4.2%)
Available Seat Miles: International 8,867,120 8,566,289 3.5% 107,050,550 105,023,588 1.9%
Available Seat Miles: Atlantic 3,312,838 3,131,075 5.8% 43,954,274 43,910,263 0.1%
Available Seat Miles: Pacific 3,502,771 3,554,585 (1.5%) 39,171,150 37,916,995 3.3%
Available Seat Miles: Latin 2,051,511 1,880,629 9.1% 23,925,126 23,196,330 3.1%
Available Seat Miles: Latin Mainline 1,956,738 1,776,219 10.2% 22,861,773 22,023,596 3.8%
Available Seat Miles: Latin Regional 94,773 104,410 (9.2%) 1,063,353 1,172,734 (9.3%)
Available Seat Miles: Consolidated 20,803,221 19,799,792 5.1% 240,423,042 232,407,928 3.4%
PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
Passenger Load Factor: Domestic 86.2% 85.2% 1.0 pt 85.3% 85.4% (0.1) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Mainline 86.7% 85.4% 1.3 pts 86.0% 85.7% 0.3 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Regional 83.9% 84.2% (0.3) pts 82.4% 84.0% (1.6) pts
Passenger Load Factor: International 76.0% 77.3% (1.3) pts 78.8% 79.9% (1.1) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Atlantic 74.2% 74.5% (0.3) pts 76.4% 76.0% 0.4 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Pacific 75.7% 77.0% (1.3) pts 79.2% 82.2% (3.0) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin 79.2% 82.5% (3.3) pts 82.8% 83.6% (0.8) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Mainline 79.5% 83.1% (3.6) pts 83.3% 84.2% (0.9) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Regional 74.2% 71.3% 2.9 pts 73.2% 71.8% 1.4 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Consolidated 81.8% 81.8% 0.0 pts 82.4% 82.9% (0.5) pts
ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)
Onboard Passengers: Mainline 8,788 8,222 6.9% 99,011 92,468 7.1%
Onboard Passengers: Regional 3,417 3,401 0.5% 36,614 38,794 (5.6%)
Onboard Passengers: Consolidated 12,205 11,623 5.0% 135,625 131,262 3.3%
CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
Cargo Revenue Ton Miles: Total 300,195 256,982 16.8% 3,014,572 2,546,641 18.4%
OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Operational Performance: Mainline Departure Performance1 76.5% 68.8% 7.7 pts
Operational Performance: Mainline Completion Factor 99.9% 99.7% 0.2 pts
  1. 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

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

Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to us on the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: our ability to comply with the terms of our various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; our ability to execute our operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing our revenue; our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; costs associated with any modification or termination of our aircraft orders; our ability to utilize our net operating losses; our ability to attract and retain customers; potential reputational or other impact from adverse events in our operations; demand for transportation in the markets in which we operate; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; demand for travel and the impact that global economic and political conditions have on customer travel patterns; excessive taxation and the inability to offset future taxable income; general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally; our ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel if we decide to do so; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to fuel or currency hedging programs; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the ability of other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; the effects of any technology failures or cybersecurity breaches; disruptions to our regional network; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; the success of our investments in airlines in other parts of the world; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including Open Skies agreements and environmental regulations); the impact of regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; the impact of any management changes; labor costs; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of any collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; weather conditions; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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United Reports October 2017 Operational Performance

November 08, 2017

CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported October 2017 operational results.

UAL's October 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 1.7 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 3.4 percent versus October 2016. UAL's October 2017 consolidated load factor decreased 1.3 points compared to October 2016.

"Thanks to our tireless employees who go above and beyond every day to deliver a safe and reliable operation, United finished first among our competitors for mainline departure times last month – representing the largest year-over-year improvement of any U.S. carrier," said Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines. "Last month's results represent our commitment to deliver a winning operation and reach new heights in our performance for our customers."

The company continues to expect fourth-quarter 2017 consolidated passenger unit revenue to be down 1.0 percent to 3.0 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 751 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 489 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

Preliminary Operational Results

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) October 2017 October 2016 %
Increase/
(Decrease)
Year to date
2017
Year to date
2016
%
Increase/
(Decrease)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Domestic 10,910,718 10,422,746 4.7% 103,503,946 99,214,224 4.3%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Mainline 8,942,878 8,450,289 5.8% 85,319,567 79,737,249 7.0%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Regional 1,967,840 1,972,457 (0.2%) 18,184,379 19,476,975 (6.6%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: International 7,142,052 7,330,187 (2.6%) 77,660,796 77,309,654 0.5%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Atlantic 3,166,876 3,126,986 1.3% 31,116,479 31,043,937 0.2%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Pacific 2,673,964 2,856,346 (6.4%) 28,358,795 28,421,722 (0.2%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin 1,301,212 1,346,855 (3.4%) 18,185,522 17,843,995 1.9%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Mainline 1,237,000 1,272,726 (2.8%) 17,477,588 17,076,638 2.3%
Revenue Passenger Miles: Latin Regional 64,212 74,129 (13.4%) 707,934 767,357 (7.7%)
Revenue Passenger Miles: Consolidated 18,052,770 17,752,933 1.7% 181,164,742 176,523,878 2.6%
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
Available Seat Miles: Domestic 12,786,643 12,169,515 5.1% 121,436,391 116,150,837 4.6%
Available Seat Miles: Mainline 10,447,471 9,833,717 6.2% 99,329,430 92,959,098 6.9%
Available Seat Miles: Regional 2,339,172 2,335,798 0.1% 22,106,961 23,191,739 (4.7%)
Available Seat Miles: International 9,474,947 9,366,650 1.2% 98,183,430 96,457,299 1.8%
Available Seat Miles: Atlantic 4,231,225 4,146,215 2.1% 40,641,436 40,779,188 (0.3%)
Available Seat Miles: Pacific 3,575,772 3,617,445 (1.2%) 35,668,379 34,362,410 3.8%
Available Seat Miles: Latin 1,667,950 1,602,990 4.1% 21,873,615 21,315,701 2.6%
Available Seat Miles: Latin Mainline 1,579,771 1,498,865 5.4% 20,905,035 20,247,377 3.2%
Available Seat Miles: Latin Regional 88,179 104,125 (15.3%) 968,580 1,068,324 (9.3%)
Available Seat Miles: Consolidated 22,261,590 21,536,165 3.4% 219,619,821 212,608,136 3.3%
PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
Passenger Load Factor: Domestic 85.3% 85.6% (0.3) pts 85.2% 85.4% (0.2) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Mainline 85.6% 85.9% (0.3) pts 85.9% 85.8% 0.1 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Regional 84.1% 84.4% (0.3) pts 82.3% 84.0% (1.7) pts
Passenger Load Factor: International 75.4% 78.3% (2.9) pts 79.1% 80.1% (1.0) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Atlantic 74.8% 75.4% (0.6) pts 76.6% 76.1% 0.5 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Pacific 74.8% 79.0% (4.2) pts 79.5% 82.7% (3.2) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin 78.0% 84.0% (6.0) pts 83.1% 83.7% (0.6) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Mainline 78.3% 84.9% (6.6) pts 83.6% 84.3% (0.7) pts
Passenger Load Factor: Latin Regional 72.8% 71.2% 1.6 pts 73.1% 71.8% 1.3 pts
Passenger Load Factor: Consolidated 81.1% 82.4% (1.3) pts 82.5% 83.0% (0.5) pts
ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)
Onboard Passengers: Mainline 9,132 8,829 3.4% 90,223 84,246 7.1%
Onboard Passengers: Regional 3,634 3,656 (0.6%) 33,197 35,393 (6.2%)
Onboard Passengers: Consolidated 12,766 12,485 2.3% 123,420 119,639 3.2%
CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
Cargo Revenue Ton Miles: Total 308,566 274,804 12.3% 2,714,377 2,289,659 18.5%
OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Operational Performance: Mainline Departure Performance1 74.0% 66.9% 7.1 pts
Operational Performance: Mainline Completion Factor 99.7% 99.3% 0.4 pts
  1. 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

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

Safe Harbor Statement

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Certain statements included in this release are forward-looking and thus reflect our current expectations and beliefs with respect to certain current and future events and anticipated financial and operating performance. Such forward-looking statements are and will be subject to many risks and uncertainties relating to our operations and business environment that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects," "will," "plans," "anticipates," "indicates," "believes," "forecast," "guidance," "outlook," "goals" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Additionally, forward-looking statements include statements that do not relate solely to historical facts, such as statements which identify uncertainties or trends, discuss the possible future effects of current known trends or uncertainties, or which indicate that the future effects of known trends or uncertainties cannot be predicted, guaranteed or assured. All forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to us on the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. Our actual results could differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to numerous factors including, without limitation, the following: our ability to comply with the terms of our various financing arrangements; the costs and availability of financing; our ability to maintain adequate liquidity; our ability to execute our operational plans and revenue-generating initiatives, including optimizing our revenue; our ability to control our costs, including realizing benefits from our resource optimization efforts, cost reduction initiatives and fleet replacement programs; costs associated with any modification or termination of our aircraft orders; our ability to utilize our net operating losses; our ability to attract and retain customers; potential reputational or other impact from adverse events in our operations; demand for transportation in the markets in which we operate; an outbreak of a disease that affects travel demand or travel behavior; demand for travel and the impact that global economic and political conditions have on customer travel patterns; excessive taxation and the inability to offset future taxable income; general economic conditions (including interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, investment or credit market conditions, crude oil prices, costs of aircraft fuel and energy refining capacity in relevant markets); economic and political instability and other risks of doing business globally; our ability to cost-effectively hedge against increases in the price of aircraft fuel if we decide to do so; any potential realized or unrealized gains or losses related to fuel or currency hedging programs; the effects of any hostilities, act of war or terrorist attack; the ability of other air carriers with whom we have alliances or partnerships to provide the services contemplated by the respective arrangements with such carriers; the effects of any technology failures or cybersecurity breaches; disruptions to our regional network; the costs and availability of aviation and other insurance; industry consolidation or changes in airline alliances; the success of our investments in airlines in other parts of the world; competitive pressures on pricing and on demand; our capacity decisions and the capacity decisions of our competitors; U.S. or foreign governmental legislation, regulation and other actions (including Open Skies agreements and environmental regulations); the impact of regulatory, investigative and legal proceedings and legal compliance risks; the impact of any management changes; labor costs; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and the results of any collective bargaining agreement process with our union groups; any disruptions to operations due to any potential actions by our labor groups; weather conditions; and other risks and uncertainties set forth under Part I, Item 1A., "Risk Factors," of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, as well as other risks and uncertainties set forth from time to time in the reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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United Reports September 2017 Operational Performance

October 10, 2017

CHICAGO, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported September 2017 operational results.

UAL's September 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 1.6 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 1.7 percent versus September 2016. UAL's September 2017 consolidated load factor decreased 2.7 points compared to September 2016.

"Last quarter, our employees came together to keep our operation moving through three historic storms, including recording our best consolidated on-time departure performance ever for the month of September," said Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines. "Our team accomplished this while leading one of the largest relief and recovery efforts in our company's history. To date, United has provided cargo capacity and flights to deliver over 1.5 million pounds of relief supplies to people in need in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. And thanks to generous donations from our customers and employees with supporting funds from the company, our CrowdRise fundraising campaign has raised more than $3 million to support our humanitarian aid and disaster relief partners."

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 751 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 489 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

Preliminary Operational Results



September


Year-to-Date



2017

2016

Change


2017

2016

Change










REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)









Domestic

9,782,843

9,971,090

(1.9%)


92,593,228

88,791,478

4.3%


Mainline

8,071,718

8,070,260

0.0%


76,376,689

71,286,960

7.1%


Regional

1,711,125

1,900,830

(10.0%)


16,216,539

17,504,518

(7.4%)


International

7,453,318

7,548,458

(1.3%)


70,518,744

69,979,467

0.8%


Atlantic

3,568,218

3,513,479

1.6%


27,949,603

27,916,951

0.1%


Pacific

2,648,870

2,820,300

(6.1%)


25,684,831

25,565,376

0.5%


Latin

1,236,230

1,214,679

1.8%


16,884,310

16,497,140

2.3%


Mainline

1,180,071

1,143,464

3.2%


16,240,588

15,803,912

2.8%


Regional

56,159

71,215

(21.1%)


643,722

693,228

(7.1%)


Consolidated

17,236,161

17,519,548

(1.6%)


163,111,972

158,770,945

2.7%










AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)









Domestic

11,892,412

11,753,837

1.2%


108,649,748

103,981,322

4.5%


Mainline

9,761,966

9,492,348

2.8%


88,881,959

83,125,381

6.9%


Regional

2,130,446

2,261,489

(5.8%)


19,767,789

20,855,941

(5.2%)


International

9,523,059

9,310,162

2.3%


88,708,483

87,090,649

1.9%


Atlantic

4,481,266

4,370,090

2.5%


36,410,211

36,632,973

(0.6%)


Pacific

3,522,608

3,470,415

1.5%


32,092,607

30,744,965

4.4%


Latin

1,519,185

1,469,657

3.4%


20,205,665

19,712,711

2.5%


Mainline

1,441,244

1,370,771

5.1%


19,325,264

18,748,512

3.1%


Regional

77,941

98,886

(21.2%)


880,401

964,199

(8.7%)


Consolidated

21,415,471

21,063,999

1.7%


197,358,231

191,071,971

3.3%










PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR









Domestic

82.3%

84.8%

(2.5) pts


85.2%

85.4%

(0.2) pts


Mainline

82.7%

85.0%

(2.3) pts


85.9%

85.8%

0.1 pts


Regional

80.3%

84.1%

(3.8) pts


82.0%

83.9%

(1.9) pts


International

78.3%

81.1%

(2.8) pts


79.5%

80.4%

(0.9) pts


Atlantic

79.6%

80.4%

(0.8) pts


76.8%

76.2%

0.6 pts


Pacific

75.2%

81.3%

(6.1) pts


80.0%

83.2%

(3.2) pts


Latin

81.4%

82.7%

(1.3) pts


83.6%

83.7%

(0.1) pts


Mainline

81.9%

83.4%

(1.5) pts


84.0%

84.3%

(0.3) pts


Regional

72.1%

72.0%

0.1 pts


73.1%

71.9%

1.2 pts


Consolidated

80.5%

83.2%

(2.7) pts


82.6%

83.1%

(0.5) pts










ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)









Mainline

8,461

8,420

0.5%


81,091

75,417

7.5%


Regional

3,192

3,561

(10.4%)


29,563

31,737

(6.9%)


Consolidated

11,653

11,981

(2.7%)


110,654

107,154

3.3%










CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)









Total

280,871

244,996

14.6%


2,405,811

2,014,855

19.4%










OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE









Mainline Departure Performance1

74.3%

69.0%

5.3 pts






Mainline Completion Factor

97.3%

99.5%

(2.2) 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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