United Airlines Announces Modest Increase in Traffic and Load Factor for July
Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of July was 20.709 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 1.2% from 20.462 billion RPMs in July 2015. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 0.5%, to 23.761 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 23.509 billion ASMs last July.
Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor increased slightly, up 0.5 percentage points to 87.5% from 87% in July 2015.
In terms of international traffic, United saw an increase of 3.2%, while its international capacity rose by 2.2%. The carrier saw a 0.2% increase in domestic traffic, with a 0.4% drop in domestic capacity.
The nation’s fourth largest carrier said it expects second quarter consolidated passenger unit revenue to decline 5.5% to 7.5% compared to Q3 2015, citing declining close-in yields, lower surcharges, competitive actions and travel reductions in the energy sector.
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