Tuesday, 11 September 2018

How did United Airlines do in August?

How did United Airlines do in August? 

The mega US airline released its figures for August this week, which showed it the carrier had a good August, increasing load fact by 2 points over last years figures. The airlines consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) also increased, up  7.8% and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 5.4 % compared to August 2017. 

Other August Highlights

Announced several new international routes including year-round nonstop service between Washington Dulles and Tel Aviv, daily, year-round service between San Francisco and Amsterdam, and nonstop seasonal summer service between Newark/New York and Naples, Italy and Newark/New York and Prague, all subject to government approval.
Finished in the top-tier among largest competitors in on-time departure and completion performance.
As part of a previously announced $8 million commitment, announced a $1 million grant to the San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network.
United's MileagePlus loyalty program awarded Favorite Frequent-Flyer program at the annual Trazee Awards.
Debuted United Corporate Preferred, the industry's newest corporate travel program designed to offer top travel benefits to the airline's most loyal business customers.



 
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers. United is proud to have the world's most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Newark/New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates 757 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 551 regional aircraft.

Preliminary Operational Results



August

Year-to-Date


2018

2017

Change

2018

2017

Change
REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)













Domestic
12,627,585


11,474,838


10.0
%

88,811,891


82,810,385


7.2
%

Mainline
10,440,562


9,667,919


8.0
%

72,636,506


68,304,971


6.3
%

Regional
2,187,023


1,806,919


21.0
%

16,175,385


14,505,414


11.5
%

International
9,366,097


8,920,114


5.0
%

65,978,504


63,065,426


4.6
%

Atlantic
4,429,314


4,033,026


9.8
%

27,101,443


24,381,385


11.2
%

Pacific
3,071,430


3,137,243


(2.1)
%

23,203,686


23,035,961


0.7
%

Latin
1,865,353


1,749,845


6.6
%

15,673,375


15,648,080


0.2
%

Mainline
1,785,720


1,685,704


5.9
%

15,052,808


15,060,517


(0.1)
%

Regional
79,633


64,141


24.2
%

620,567


587,563


5.6
%

Consolidated
21,993,682


20,394,952


7.8
%

154,790,395


145,875,811


6.1
%













AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)













Domestic
14,433,343


13,443,106


7.4
%

103,008,109


96,757,336


6.5
%

Mainline
11,847,956


11,217,255


5.6
%

83,638,823


79,119,993


5.7
%

Regional
2,585,387


2,225,851


16.2
%

19,369,286


17,637,343


9.8
%

International
10,768,676


10,459,670


3.0
%

80,631,828


79,185,424


1.8
%

Atlantic
4,978,684


4,801,308


3.7
%

33,244,915


31,928,945


4.1
%

Pacific
3,587,632


3,628,052


(1.1)
%

28,845,116


28,569,999


1.0
%

Latin
2,202,360


2,030,310


8.5
%

18,541,797


18,686,480


(0.8)
%

Mainline
2,099,721


1,954,655


7.4
%

17,724,170


17,884,020


(0.9)
%

Regional
102,639


75,655


35.7
%

817,627


802,460


1.9
%

Consolidated
25,202,019


23,902,776


5.4
%

183,639,937


175,942,760


4.4
%













PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR













Domestic
87.5
%

85.4
%

2.1 pts

86.2
%

85.6
%

0.6 pts

Mainline
88.1
%

86.2
%

1.9 pts

86.8
%

86.3
%

0.5 pts

Regional
84.6
%

81.2
%

3.4 pts

83.5
%

82.2
%

1.3 pts

International
87.0
%

85.3
%

1.7 pts

81.8
%

79.6
%

2.2 pts

Atlantic
89.0
%

84.0
%

5.0 pts

81.5
%

76.4
%

5.1 pts

Pacific
85.6
%

86.5
%

(0.9) pts

80.4
%

80.6
%

(0.2) pts

Latin
84.7
%

86.2
%

(1.5) pts

84.5
%

83.7
%

0.8 pts

Mainline
85.0
%

86.2
%

(1.2) pts

84.9
%

84.2
%

0.7 pts

Regional
77.6
%

84.8
%

(7.2) pts

75.9
%

73.2
%

2.7 pts

Consolidated
87.3
%

85.3
%

2.0 pts

84.3
%

82.9
%

1.4 pts













ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)













Mainline
10,821


10,071


7.4
%

76,321


72,630


5.1
%

Regional
4,002


3,386


18.2
%

29,475


26,371


11.8
%

Consolidated
14,823


13,457


10.2
%

105,796


99,001


6.9
%













CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)













Total
279,627


270,465


3.4
%

2,245,419


2,124,940


5.7
%













OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE













Mainline Departure Performance1
59.9
%

63.0
%

(3.1) pts







Mainline Completion Factor
98.8
%

95.9
%

2.9 pts







1Based on mainline scheduled flights departing by or before scheduled departure time
Note: See Part II, Item 6, Selected Financial Data, of the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017 for the definitions of these statistics

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