United Airlines Reports Higher Traffic and Load Factor for September

By Paul Riegler on 9 October 2018
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DSC_0295United Airlines announced operational results for September 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 September was 18.39 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 6.7% from 17.24 billion RPMs in September 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 6.1% to 22.71 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 21.42 billion ASMs the previous September.

Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor increased, up 0.5 percentage points to 81% from 80.5% in September 2017.

United reported an increase of 3.8% in international traffic for the period, while its international capacity rose by 1.5%. The airline saw a 9% increase in domestic traffic, with a 9.7% rise in domestic capacity.

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