United Traffic and Capacity Up for May While Load Factor Declines

By Paul Riegler on 7 June 2017
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DSC_0113United Airlines announced operational results for May 2017.

The carrier’s consolidated traffic and capacity were up year-over-year, while its load factor dropped slightly.

Total traffic for the Chicago-based airline during the month of May was 18.5 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 2.6% from 18.03 billion RPMs in May 2016. The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 3.7% to 22.6 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 21.9 billion ASMs last May.

Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor was up 0.9 percentage points to 81.6% from 82.5% in May 2016.

United saw a 0.2% increase in international traffic, while its international capacity rose by 2.4%. The carrier reported a 4.4% increase in domestic traffic, on a 4.7% rise in domestic capacity.

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