United Airlines Reports Increase in Traffic, Capacity, and Load Factor for February

By Paul Riegler on 8 March 2018
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DSC_0113United Airlines announced operational results for February 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 February was 14.75 billion RPMs, or revenue passenger miles, an increase of 5.7% from 13.95 billion RPMs in February 2017.  The carrier’s total capacity for the month was up 3.8% to 18.87 billion ASMs, or available seat miles, from 18.19 billion ASMs the previous February.

Meanwhile, United’s consolidated load factor increased slightly, up 1.4 percentage points to 78.1% from 76.7% in February 2017.

United reported an increase of 5.6% in international traffic, while its international capacity rose by 1.9%. The airline saw a 5.9% increase in domestic traffic, with a 5.5% rise in domestic capacity.

Additionally, the percentage of mainline flights departing by or before their scheduled departure time was 73.4% for the month, a 4.9% improvement compared to the previous February’s 68.5%.

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