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United Reports August 2017 Operational Performance

September 08, 2017

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

UAL's August 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 2.3 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 2.4 percent versus August 2016. UAL's August 2017 consolidated load factor decreased 0.2 points compared to August 2016.

Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines, said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by Harvey and those impacted or currently in the path of Hurricane Irma. We are doing all we can to assist during this extraordinary time, and we stand with all of those affected as they prepare for and recover from these two unprecedented storms. Last month, faced with the devastating impacts of Harvey, as well as other operational issues, our employees rose to the test to make the most of a very challenging month. Thanks to the resilience and spirit of our dedicated employees, our operation in Houston has returned back to 100 percent today, ahead of schedule."

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 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 748 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 475 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  



                     August


Year-to-Date



2017

2016

Change


2017

2016

Change










 REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)









Domestic

11,474,838

11,038,126

4.0%


82,810,385

78,820,388

5.1%


Mainline

9,667,919

8,981,523

7.6%


68,304,971

63,216,700

8.0%


Regional

1,806,919

2,056,603

(12.1%)


14,505,414

15,603,688

(7.0%)


International

8,920,114

8,904,870

0.2%


63,065,426

62,431,009

1.0%


Atlantic

4,033,026

3,934,187

2.5%


24,381,385

24,403,472

(0.1%)


Pacific

3,137,243

3,170,592

(1.1%)


23,035,961

22,745,076

1.3%


Latin

1,749,845

1,800,091

(2.8%)


15,648,080

15,282,461

2.4%


Mainline

1,685,704

1,719,563

(2.0%)


15,060,517

14,660,448

2.7%


Regional

64,141

80,528

(20.3%)


587,563

622,013

(5.5%)


Consolidated

20,394,952

19,942,996

2.3%


145,875,811

141,251,397

3.3%










AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)









Domestic

13,443,106

12,830,282

4.8%


96,757,336

92,227,485

4.9%


Mainline

11,217,255

10,381,833

8.0%


79,119,993

73,633,033

7.5%


Regional

2,225,851

2,448,449

(9.1%)


17,637,343

18,594,452

(5.1%)


International

10,459,670

10,508,143

(0.5%)


79,185,424

77,780,487

1.8%


Atlantic

4,801,308

4,826,353

(0.5%)


31,928,945

32,262,883

(1.0%)


Pacific

3,628,052

3,599,738

0.8%


28,569,999

27,274,550

4.7%


Latin

2,030,310

2,082,052

(2.5%)


18,686,480

18,243,054

2.4%


Mainline

1,954,655

1,977,284

(1.1%)


17,884,020

17,377,741

2.9%


Regional

75,655

104,768

(27.8%)


802,460

865,313

(7.3%)


Consolidated

23,902,776

23,338,425

2.4%


175,942,760

170,007,972

3.5%










PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR









Domestic

85.4%

86.0%

(0.6) pts


85.6%

85.5%

0.1 pts


Mainline

86.2%

86.5%

(0.3) pts


86.3%

85.9%

0.4 pts


Regional

81.2%

84.0%

(2.8) pts


82.2%

83.9%

(1.7) pts


International

85.3%

84.7%

0.6 pts


79.6%

80.3%

(0.7) pts


Atlantic

84.0%

81.5%

2.5 pts


76.4%

75.6%

0.8 pts


Pacific

86.5%

88.1%

(1.6) pts


80.6%

83.4%

(2.8) pts


Latin

86.2%

86.5%

(0.3) pts


83.7%

83.8%

(0.1) pts


Mainline

86.2%

87.0%

(0.8) pts


84.2%

84.4%

(0.2) pts


Regional

84.8%

76.9%

7.9 pts


73.2%

71.9%

1.3 pts


Consolidated

85.3%

85.5%

(0.2) pts


82.9%

83.1%

(0.2) pts










ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)









Mainline

10,071

9,407

7.1%


72,630

66,997

8.4%


Regional

3,386

3,771

(10.2%)


26,371

28,176

(6.4%)


Consolidated

13,457

13,178

2.1%


99,001

95,173

4.0%










CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)









Total

270,465

230,523

17.3%


2,124,940

1,769,859

20.1%










OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE









Mainline Departure Performance1

63.0%

58.8%

4.2 pts






Mainline Completion Factor

95.9%

99.3%

(3.4) 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 year ended December 31, 2016 for the definition of these statistics

 

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SOURCE United Airlines

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