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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

 

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