United Reports Higher Traffic and Capacity for December

By Paul Riegler on 9 January 2019
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IMG_8488 2United Airlines announced operational results for December 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 December was 19.33 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 6.9% from 18.08 billion RPMs in December 2017. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 6.4% to 23.37 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 21.96 billion ASMs the previous December.

United reported an increase of 8.9% in international traffic for the period, while its international capacity rose by 6.2%. The airline saw a 5.5% increase in domestic traffic, with a 6.6% rise in domestic capacity.

Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor increased, up 0.4 percentage points to 82.7% from 82.3% in December 2017.

Finally, the airline carried 13.19 million passengers in December 2018, a 6% increase from 12.44 million in December 2017.

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