United Reports August 2018 Operational Performance

United Reports August 2018 Operational Performance

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 2018consolidated 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.
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

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