United Airlines Reports Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor Were Up in March

By Paul Riegler on 9 April 2018
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DSC_0295United Airlines announced operational results for March 2018. The carrier’s consolidated traffic and capacity were up year-over-year, as was its load factor.

Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of March was 18.76 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 6.5% from 17.61 billion RPMs in March 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 3.8% to 22.47 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 21.66 billion ASMs the previous March.

Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor increased, up 2.2 percentage points to 83.5% from 81.3% in March 2017.

United reported an increase of 9.9% in international traffic, while its international capacity rose by 3.0%. The airline saw a 4.1% increase in domestic traffic, with a 4.4% rise in domestic capacity.

Additionally, the percentage of mainline flights departing by or before their scheduled departure time was 70.5% for the month, a 3.5 percentage point improvement compared to the previous March’s 67%.

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