United Airlines (UAL) today reported January 2018 operational results.

UAL's January 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 1.8 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 3.3 percent versus January 2017. UAL's January 2018 consolidated load factor decreased 1.2 points compared to January 2017.

"Thanks to the commitment and professionalism of our employees across the company, we are starting the year off right with another record-breaking month," said Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines. "We finished first among our competitors for on-time departures, marking the seventh time in the past 10 months that we've ranked in the top spot for mainline departures, ensuring our customers are getting to their destinations safely and on-time."

The company continues to expect first-quarter 2018 consolidated passenger unit revenue to be flat to up 2.0 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017.