United Reports Increase in December Traffic, Capacity
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of December was 17.149 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 1.5% from 16.89 billion RPMs in December 2014. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 2.2%, to 20.655 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 20.217 ASMs last December.
Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor decreased slightly, down 0.6 percentage points to 83% from 83.6% in December 2014.
In terms of international traffic, United saw a rise of 2.2%, while its international capacity increased by 3.5%. The carrier also saw a 3.8% increase in domestic revenue passenger miles, with a 4.2% increase in domestic available seat miles.
Mainline RPMs rose 3% with an increase of 3.8% in mainline ASMs, while regional RPMs fell 8.4% with an 8.7% decrease in regional ASMs.
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