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United Reports November 2017 Operational Performance

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CHICAGO, Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported November 2017 operational results.

UAL's November 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 5.1 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 5.1 percent versus November 2016. UAL's November 2017 consolidated load factor was flat compared to November 2016.

For the month of November, UAL had the fewest cancelations of any month in the company's history and set a new record with its best ever on-time arrival rate. Additionally, UAL achieved an all-time company record for on-time departures.

The company now expects fourth-quarter consolidated passenger unit revenue to be down 2.0 percent to flat compared to the fourth quarter of 2016.

About United

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 337 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 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 751 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 489 regional aircraft. The airline is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to more than 190 countries via 28 member airlines. For more information, visit united.com, follow @United on Twitter or connect on Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "UAL".

 



Preliminary Operational Results





November


Year-to-Date



2017

2016

Change


2017

2016

Change










 REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)









Domestic

10,284,451

9,565,841

7.5%


113,788,397

108,780,065

4.6%


Mainline

8,414,435

7,705,031

9.2%


93,734,002

87,442,280

7.2%


Regional

1,870,016

1,860,810

0.5%


20,054,395

21,337,785

(6.0%)


International

6,736,201

6,623,715

1.7%


84,396,997

83,933,369

0.6%


Atlantic

2,459,110

2,334,085

5.4%


33,575,589

33,378,022

0.6%


Pacific

2,651,756

2,738,444

(3.2%)


31,010,551

31,160,166

(0.5%)


Latin

1,625,335

1,551,186

4.8%


19,810,857

19,395,181

2.1%


Mainline

1,555,059

1,476,770

5.3%


19,032,647

18,553,408

2.6%


Regional

70,276

74,416

(5.6%)


778,210

841,773

(7.6%)


Consolidated

17,020,652

16,189,556

5.1%


198,185,394

192,713,434

2.8%










AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)









Domestic

11,936,101

11,233,503

6.3%


133,372,492

127,384,340

4.7%


Mainline

9,706,089

9,024,065

7.6%


109,035,519

101,983,163

6.9%


Regional

2,230,012

2,209,438

0.9%


24,336,973

25,401,177

(4.2%)


International

8,867,120

8,566,289

3.5%


107,050,550

105,023,588

1.9%


Atlantic

3,312,838

3,131,075

5.8%


43,954,274

43,910,263

0.1%


Pacific

3,502,771

3,554,585

(1.5%)


39,171,150

37,916,995

3.3%


Latin

2,051,511

1,880,629

9.1%


23,925,126

23,196,330

3.1%


Mainline

1,956,738

1,776,219

10.2%


22,861,773

22,023,596

3.8%


Regional

94,773

104,410

(9.2%)


1,063,353

1,172,734

(9.3%)


Consolidated

20,803,221

19,799,792

5.1%


240,423,042

232,407,928

3.4%










PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR









Domestic

86.2%

85.2%

1.0 pt


85.3%

85.4%

(0.1) pts


Mainline

86.7%

85.4%

1.3 pts


86.0%

85.7%

0.3 pts


Regional

83.9%

84.2%

(0.3) pts


82.4%

84.0%

(1.6) pts


International

76.0%

77.3%

(1.3) pts


78.8%

79.9%

(1.1) pts


Atlantic

74.2%

74.5%

(0.3) pts


76.4%

76.0%

0.4 pts


Pacific

75.7%

77.0%

(1.3) pts


79.2%

82.2%

(3.0) pts


Latin

79.2%

82.5%

(3.3) pts


82.8%

83.6%

(0.8) pts


Mainline

79.5%

83.1%

(3.6) pts


83.3%

84.2%

(0.9) pts


Regional

74.2%

71.3%

2.9 pts


73.2%

71.8%

1.4 pts


Consolidated

81.8%

81.8%

0.0 pts


82.4%

82.9%

(0.5) pts










ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)









Mainline

8,788

8,222

6.9%


99,011

92,468

7.1%


Regional

3,417

3,401

0.5%


36,614

38,794

(5.6%)


Consolidated

12,205

11,623

5.0%


135,625

131,262

3.3%










CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)









Total

300,195

256,982

16.8%


3,014,572

2,546,641

18.4%







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