United Airlines Sees Increase in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for August

By Paul Riegler on 10 September 2018
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A United retrojet in Chicago

A United retrojet in Chicago

United Airlines announced operational results for August 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 August was 21.99 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 7.8% from 20.34 billion RPMs in August 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 5.4% to 25.2 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 23.9 billion ASMs the previous August.

Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor increased, up 2.0 percentage points to 87.3% from 85.3% in August 2017.

United reported an increase of 5% in international traffic for the period, while its international capacity rose by 3%. The airline saw a 10% increase in domestic traffic, with a 7.4% rise in domestic capacity.

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