United Sees Decrease in Traffic and Capacity for March

By Jesse Sokolow on 9 April 2015
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DSC_0478United Airlines announced operational results for March 2015.  Both the carrier’s consolidated traffic and consolidated capacity for the month were down slightly year-over-year, while its load factor also decreased marginally.

Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of March was 17.349 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, a decrease of 0.7% from 17.465 billion RPMs in March 2014.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month was down 0.6%, to 20.967 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 21.1 ASMs last March.

United’s consolidated load factor also decreased slightly, down 0.1 percentage points to 82.7% from 82.8% in March 2014.

United’s international traffic, however, was up 2.6%, while its international capacity also rose, by 1.1%.  Meanwhile, the carrier saw a 1.1% decrease in domestic revenue passenger miles, with a 0.1% decrease in domestic available seat miles.

Mainline RPMs increased 0.7% with an increase of 0.5% rise in mainline ASMs, while regional RPMs decreased 9.3% with a 8% decrease in regional ASMs.

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