United Reports November 2018 Operational Performance - United Hub

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

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