United Airlines Traffic, Capacity Down in September
United Airlines announced operational results for September 2014.
The Chicago-based carrier said its consolidated traffic and capacity were both slightly down year-over-year. The airline’s consolidated load factor was up 0.2 percentage points compared to September 2013.
Total system traffic was 16.63 billion revenue passenger miles, or RPMs, down 0.2% from September 2013. Meanwhile, total capacity was down by 0.4% to 20.05 billion available seat miles, or ASMs.
The airline’s consolidated load factor was 82.9%, an increase of 0.2 percentage points from 82.7% in September 2013.
Domestic flying and Latin America were bright spots for United. Its domestic load factor was up 0.6 percentage points to 86%, while Latin America rose 2.2 percentage points to 81.4%. Meanwhile, the Atlantic and Pacific divisions both saw declines.
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