United Airlines (UAL) today reported August 2017 operational results.
UAL's August 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 2.3 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 2.4 percent versus August 2016. UAL's August 2017 consolidated load factor decreased 0.2 points compared to August 2016.
Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines, said, "Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by Harvey and those impacted or currently in the path of Hurricane Irma. We are doing all we can to assist during this extraordinary time, and we stand with all of those affected as they prepare for and recover from these two unprecedented storms. Last month, faced with the devastating impacts of Harvey, as well as other operational issues, our employees rose to the test to make the most of a very challenging month. Thanks to the resilience and spirit of our dedicated employees, our operation in Houston has returned back to 100 percent today, ahead of schedule."
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 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 748 mainline aircraft and the airline's United Express carriers operate 475 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".