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United Reports December 2018 Operational Performance

January 09, 2019

CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported December 2018 operational results.

UAL's December 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 6.9 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 6.4 percent versus December 2017. UAL's December 2018 consolidated load factor increased 0.4 points compared to December 2017.

December Highlights

  • Announced UAL's largest ever international network expansion from San Francisco International Airport by offering nonstop year-round service to Toronto and Melbourne, Australia, seasonal service to New Delhi and a second daily flight between San Francisco and Seoul, South Korea - all subject to government approvals. In addition to the new routes, UAL will begin new year-round nonstop service between San Francisco and each of Auckland, New Zealand, Tahiti, French Polynesia and Amsterdam.
  • Announced the addition of 11 new routes from UAL's hubs in Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. The company's new summer service, beginning in June 2019, will connect customers to popular summer vacation destinations in California, Colorado, Florida, Oregon, Michigan and Nova Scotia.
  • Mileage Plus loyalty program was voted Best Overall Frequent-Flyer Program in the world for the 15th consecutive year by readers of Global Traveler and was awarded the 2018 Frequent Traveler Titan Award for the Americas.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,800 flights a day to 353 airports across five continents. In 2018, United and United Express operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 158 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 770 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 559 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










December


Year-to-Date


2018

2017

Change


2018

2017

Change









REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)









Domestic

11,058,944

10,479,105

5.5%


132,954,893

124,267,502

7.0%

Mainline

8,982,444

8,578,667

4.7%


108,634,884

102,312,669

6.2%

Regional

2,076,500

1,900,438

9.3%


24,320,009

21,954,833

10.8%

International

8,270,205

7,596,002

8.9%


97,199,892

91,992,999

5.7%

Atlantic

2,986,741

2,645,206

12.9%


40,610,724

36,220,795

12.1%

Pacific

3,108,677

2,880,088

7.9%


34,414,147

33,890,639

1.5%

Latin

2,174,787

2,070,708

5.0%


22,175,021

21,881,565

1.3%

Mainline

2,085,568

1,987,076

5.0%


21,255,941

21,019,723

1.1%

Regional

89,219

83,632

6.7%


919,080

861,842

6.6%

Consolidated

19,329,149

18,075,107

6.9%


230,154,785

216,260,501

6.4%


AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

Domestic

13,295,896

12,476,108

6.6%


155,637,292

145,848,600

6.7%

Mainline

10,757,911

10,173,407

5.7%


126,385,402

119,208,926

6.0%

Regional

2,537,985

2,302,701

10.2%


29,251,890

26,639,674

9.8%

International

10,076,215

9,486,777

6.2%


119,624,405

116,537,327

2.6%

Atlantic

3,671,224

3,343,547

9.8%


49,721,287

47,297,821

5.1%

Pacific

3,835,983

3,660,168

4.8%


43,406,455

42,831,318

1.3%

Latin

2,569,008

2,483,062

3.5%


26,496,663

26,408,188

0.3%

Mainline

2,457,018

2,376,570

3.4%


25,279,532

25,238,343

0.2%

Regional

111,990

106,492

5.2%


1,217,131

1,169,845

4.0%

Consolidated

23,372,111

21,962,885

6.4%


275,261,697

262,385,927

4.9%




PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR



Domestic

83.2%

84.0%

(0.8) pts


85.4%

85.2%

0.2 pts

Mainline

83.5%

84.3%

(0.8) pts


86.0%

85.8%

0.2 pts

Regional

81.8%

82.5%

(0.7) pts


83.1%

82.4%

0.7 pts

International

82.1%

80.1%

2.0 pts


81.3%

78.9%

2.4 pts

Atlantic

81.4%

79.1%

2.3 pts


81.7%

76.6%

5.1 pts

Pacific

81.0%

78.7%

2.3 pts


79.3%

79.1%

0.2 pts

Latin

84.7%

83.4%

1.3 pts


83.7%

82.9%

0.8 pts

Mainline

84.9%

83.6%

1.3 pts


84.1%

83.3%

0.8 pts

Regional

79.7%

78.5%

1.2 pts


75.5%

73.7%

1.8 pts

Consolidated

82.7%

82.3%

0.4 pts


83.6%

82.4%

1.2 pts


ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)

Mainline

9,448

9,006

4.9%


113,885

108,017

5.4%

Regional

3,744

3,436

9.0%


44,445

40,050

11.0%

Consolidated

13,192

12,442

6.0%


158,330

148,067

6.9%


CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)

Total

302,575

301,330

0.4%


3,424,625

3,315,902

3.3%


OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

Mainline Departure Performance 1

67.5%

69.1%

(1.6) pts





Mainline Completion Factor

99.8%

99.8%

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, the operations of our code share partners or the aircraft operated by another airline of the same model as operated by us, our regional carriers or 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 for thunder 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 further information: United Airlines, Worldwide Media Relations, 872.825.8640, media.relations@united.com

United Reports November 2018 Operational Performance

December 10, 2018

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

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

November Highlights

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

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,700 flights a day to 356 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 760 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 546 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




November


Year-to-Date



2018


2017


Change


2018


2017


Change

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)












Domestic

10,841,728



10,284,451



5.4

%


121,895,949



113,788,397



7.1

%


Mainline

8,826,914



8,414,435



4.9

%


99,652,440



93,734,002



6.3

%


Regional

2,014,814



1,870,016



7.7

%


22,243,509



20,054,395



10.9

%


International

7,384,715



6,736,201



9.6

%


88,929,687



84,396,997



5.4

%


Atlantic

2,837,658



2,459,110



15.4

%


37,623,983



33,575,589



12.1

%


Pacific

2,811,512



2,651,756



6.0

%


31,305,470



31,010,551



1.0

%


Latin

1,735,545



1,625,335



6.8

%


20,000,234



19,810,857



1.0

%


Mainline

1,657,514



1,555,059



6.6

%


19,170,373



19,032,647



0.7

%


Regional

78,031



70,276



11.0

%


829,861



778,210



6.6

%


Consolidated

18,226,443



17,020,652



7.1

%


210,825,636



198,185,394



6.4

%














AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)













Domestic

12,652,818



11,936,101



6.0

%


142,341,396



133,372,492



6.7

%


Mainline

10,239,189



9,706,089



5.5

%


115,627,491



109,035,519



6.0

%


Regional

2,413,629



2,230,012



8.2

%


26,713,905



24,336,973



9.8

%


International

9,302,209



8,867,120



4.9

%


109,548,190



107,050,550



2.3

%


Atlantic

3,556,936



3,312,838



7.4

%


46,050,063



43,954,274



4.8

%


Pacific

3,674,586



3,502,771



4.9

%


39,570,472



39,171,150



1.0

%


Latin

2,070,687



2,051,511



0.9

%


23,927,655



23,925,126



%


Mainline

1,968,407



1,956,738



0.6

%


22,822,514



22,861,773



(0.2)

%


Regional

102,280



94,773



7.9

%


1,105,141



1,063,353



3.9

%


Consolidated

21,955,027



20,803,221



5.5

%


251,889,586



240,423,042



4.8

%














PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR













Domestic

85.7

%


86.2

%


(0.5) pts


85.6

%


85.3

%


0.3 pts


Mainline

86.2

%


86.7

%


(0.5) pts


86.2

%


86.0

%


0.2 pts


Regional

83.5

%


83.9

%


(0.4) pts


83.3

%


82.4

%


0.9 pts


International

79.4

%


76.0

%


3.4 pts


81.2

%


78.8

%


2.4 pts


Atlantic

79.8

%


74.2

%


5.6 pts


81.7

%


76.4

%


5.3 pts


Pacific

76.5

%


75.7

%


0.8 pts


79.1

%


79.2

%


(0.1) pts


Latin

83.8

%


79.2

%


4.6 pts


83.6

%


82.8

%


0.8 pts


Mainline

84.2

%


79.5

%


4.7 pts


84.0

%


83.3

%


0.7 pts


Regional

76.3

%


74.2

%


2.1 pts


75.1

%


73.2

%


1.9 pts


Consolidated

83.0

%


81.8

%


1.2 pts


83.7

%


82.4

%


1.3 pts














ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)













Mainline

9,308



8,788



5.9

%


104,437



99,011



5.5

%


Regional

3,692



3,417



8.0

%


40,701



36,614



11.2

%


Consolidated

13,000



12,205



6.5

%


145,138



135,625



7.0

%














CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)












Total

293,305



300,195



(2.3)

%


3,122,050



3,014,572



3.6

%














OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE













Mainline Departure Performance1

66.9

%


76.5

%


(9.6) pts








Mainline Completion Factor

99.0

%


99.9

%


(0.9) pts








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

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, the operations of our code share partners or the aircraft operated by another airline of the same model as operated by us, our regional carriers or 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 further information: United Airlines, Worldwide Media Relations, 872.825.8640, media.relations@united.com

United Reports October 2018 Operational Performance

November 08, 2018

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

UAL's October 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 7.5 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 5.9 percent versus October 2017. UAL's October 2018 consolidated load factor increased 1.2 points compared to October 2017.

October Highlights

  • Launched inaugural flight between San Francisco and Tahiti, becoming the only U.S. carrier to have service between the mainland U.S. and the Islands of Tahiti.
  • Inaugurated year-round, daily nonstop service between Chicago O'Hare and León, Guanajuato, Mexico; announced special nonstop flights between San Francisco and Barcelona in February 2019 to make travel to the 2019 Mobile World Congress more convenient for Bay Area residents; and announced 22 new routes from six of its U.S. hubs beginning service in 2019.
  • As part of an ongoing Crowdrise fundraising campaign, announced the matching of an additional $100,000 for those affected by Hurricane Michael, while continuing to award up to 5 million bonus miles for individuals who make donations for $50 or more for hurricane and typhoon related efforts.
  • Unveiled state-of-the-art flight training center in Denver, Colorado - the largest in the world and home to the company's more than 30 full flight simulators representing all of United's fleet types.
  • Successfully completed the full implementation of the flight attendant joint collective bargaining agreement, allowing the company to operate more efficiently and reliably.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,700 flights a day to 356 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 760 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 546 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




October


Year-to-Date



2018


2017


Change


2018


2017


Change

 REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)












Domestic

11,582,143



10,910,718



6.2

%


111,054,221



103,503,946



7.3

%


Mainline

9,470,705



8,942,878



5.9

%


90,825,526



85,319,567



6.5

%


Regional

2,111,438



1,967,840



7.3

%


20,228,695



18,184,379



11.2

%


International

7,830,372



7,142,052



9.6

%


81,544,972



77,660,796



5.0

%


Atlantic

3,715,350



3,166,876



17.3

%


34,786,325



31,116,479



11.8

%


Pacific

2,726,993



2,673,964



2.0

%


28,493,958



28,358,795



0.5

%


Latin

1,388,029



1,301,212



6.7

%


18,264,689



18,185,522



0.4

%


Mainline

1,323,374



1,237,000



7.0

%


17,512,859



17,477,588



0.2

%


Regional

64,655



64,212



0.7

%


751,830



707,934



6.2

%


Consolidated

19,412,515



18,052,770



7.5

%


192,599,193



181,164,742



6.3

%














AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)













Domestic

13,629,210



12,786,643



6.6

%


129,688,578



121,436,391



6.8

%


Mainline

11,096,224



10,447,471



6.2

%


105,388,302



99,329,430



6.1

%


Regional

2,532,986



2,339,172



8.3

%


24,300,276



22,106,961



9.9

%


International

9,945,812



9,474,947



5.0

%


100,245,981



98,183,430



2.1

%


Atlantic

4,528,363



4,231,225



7.0

%


42,493,127



40,641,436



4.6

%


Pacific

3,662,169



3,575,772



2.4

%


35,895,886



35,668,379



0.6

%


Latin

1,755,280



1,667,950



5.2

%


21,856,968



21,873,615



(0.1)

%


Mainline

1,666,760



1,579,771



5.5

%


20,854,107



20,905,035



(0.2)

%


Regional

88,520



88,179



0.4

%


1,002,861



968,580



3.5

%


Consolidated

23,575,022



22,261,590



5.9

%


229,934,559



219,619,821



4.7

%














PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR













Domestic

85.0

%


85.3

%


(0.3) pts


85.6

%


85.2

%


0.4 pts


Mainline

85.4

%


85.6

%


(0.2) pts


86.2

%


85.9

%


0.3 pts


Regional

83.4

%


84.1

%


(0.7) pts


83.2

%


82.3

%


0.9 pts


International

78.7

%


75.4

%


3.3 pts


81.3

%


79.1

%


2.2 pts


Atlantic

82.0

%


74.8

%


7.2 pts


81.9

%


76.6

%


5.3 pts


Pacific

74.5

%


74.8

%


(0.3) pts


79.4

%


79.5

%


(0.1) pts


Latin

79.1

%


78.0

%


1.1 pts


83.6

%


83.1

%


0.5 pts


Mainline

79.4

%


78.3

%


1.1 pts


84.0

%


83.6

%


0.4 pts


Regional

73.0

%


72.8

%


0.2 pts


75.0

%


73.1

%


1.9 pts


Consolidated

82.3

%


81.1

%


1.2 pts


83.8

%


82.5

%


1.3 pts














ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)













Mainline

9,781



9,132



7.1

%


95,129



90,223



5.4

%


Regional

3,918



3,634



7.8

%


37,009



33,197



11.5

%


Consolidated

13,699



12,766



7.3

%


132,138



123,420



7.1

%














CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)












Total

305,900



308,566



(0.9)

%


2,828,745



2,714,377



4.2

%














OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE













Mainline Departure Performance1

71.8

%


74.0

%


(2.2) pts








Mainline Completion Factor

99.8

%


99.7

%


0.1 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 September 2018 Operational Performance

October 09, 2018

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

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

September Highlights

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

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,700 flights a day to 356 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 760 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 546 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




September


Year-to-Date



2018


2017


Change


2018


2017


Change

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)













Domestic

10,660,187



9,782,843



9.0

%


99,472,078



92,593,228



7.4

%


Mainline

8,718,315



8,071,718



8.0

%


81,354,821



76,376,689



6.5

%


Regional

1,941,872



1,711,125



13.5

%


18,117,257



16,216,539



11.7

%


International

7,736,096



7,453,318



3.8

%


73,714,600



70,518,744



4.5

%


Atlantic

3,969,532



3,568,218



11.2

%


31,070,975



27,949,603



11.2

%


Pacific

2,563,279



2,648,870



(3.2)

%


25,766,965



25,684,831



0.3

%


Latin

1,203,285



1,236,230



(2.7)

%


16,876,660



16,884,310



%


Mainline

1,136,677



1,180,071



(3.7)

%


16,189,485



16,240,588



(0.3)

%


Regional

66,608



56,159



18.6

%


687,175



643,722



6.8

%


Consolidated

18,396,283



17,236,161



6.7

%


173,186,678



163,111,972



6.2

%














AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)













Domestic

13,051,259



11,892,412



9.7

%


116,059,368



108,649,748



6.8

%


Mainline

10,653,255



9,761,966



9.1

%


94,292,078



88,881,959



6.1

%


Regional

2,398,004



2,130,446



12.6

%


21,767,290



19,767,789



10.1

%


International

9,668,341



9,523,059



1.5

%


90,300,169



88,708,483



1.8

%


Atlantic

4,719,849



4,481,266



5.3

%


37,964,764



36,410,211



4.3

%


Pacific

3,388,601



3,522,608



(3.8)

%


32,233,717



32,092,607



0.4

%


Latin

1,559,891



1,519,185



2.7

%


20,101,688



20,205,665



(0.5)

%


Mainline

1,463,177



1,441,244



1.5

%


19,187,347



19,325,264



(0.7)

%


Regional

96,714



77,941



24.1

%


914,341



880,401



3.9

%


Consolidated

22,719,600



21,415,471



6.1

%


206,359,537



197,358,231



4.6

%














PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR













Domestic

81.7

%


82.3

%


(0.6) pts


85.7

%


85.2

%


0.5 pts


Mainline

81.8

%


82.7

%


(0.9) pts


86.3

%


85.9

%


0.4 pts


Regional

81.0

%


80.3

%


0.7 pts


83.2

%


82.0

%


1.2 pts


International

80.0

%


78.3

%


1.7 pts


81.6

%


79.5

%


2.1 pts


Atlantic

84.1

%


79.6

%


4.5 pts


81.8

%


76.8

%


5.0 pts


Pacific

75.6

%


75.2

%


0.4 pts


79.9

%


80.0

%


(0.1) pts


Latin

77.1

%


81.4

%


(4.3) pts


84.0

%


83.6

%


0.4 pts


Mainline

77.7

%


81.9

%


(4.2) pts


84.4

%


84.0

%


0.4 pts


Regional

68.9

%


72.1

%


(3.2) pts


75.2

%


73.1

%


2.1 pts


Consolidated

81.0

%


80.5

%


0.5 pts


83.9

%


82.6

%


1.3 pts














ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)













Mainline

9,027



8,461



6.7

%


85,348



81,091



5.2

%


Regional

3,616



3,192



13.3

%


33,091



29,563



11.9

%


Consolidated

12,643



11,653



8.5

%


118,439



110,654



7.0

%














CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)












Total

277,426



280,871



(1.2)

%


2,522,845



2,405,811



4.9

%














OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE













Mainline Departure Performance1

72.8

%


74.3

%


(1.5) pts








Mainline Completion Factor

99.4

%


97.3

%


2.1 pts




















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

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 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