United Airlines Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor Up for October

By Paul Riegler on 8 November 2018
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A United retrojet in Chicago

A United retrojet in Chicago

United Airlines announced operational results for October 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 October was 19.41 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 7.5% from 18.05 billion RPMs in October 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 5.9% to 23.58 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 22.26 billion ASMs the previous October.

United reported an increase of 9.6% in international traffic for the period, while its international capacity rose by 5%. The airline saw a 6.2% increase in domestic traffic, with a 6.6% rise in domestic capacity.

Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor increased, up 1.2 percentage points to 82.3% from 81.1% in October 2017.

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