United Reports November 2013 Operational Performance

United Airlines (UAL) today reported November 2013 operational results.

UAL’s November 2013 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 0.9 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 3.0 percent versus November 2012. UAL’s November 2013 consolidated load factor decreased 1.7 points compared to November 2012.

UAL’s November 2013 consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) decreased an estimated 1.5 to 2.5 percent compared to November 2012.

Preliminary Operational Results
 November  Year-to-Date
2013 2012 Change 2013 2012 Change
 REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)
Domestic 7,046,773 7,007,817 0.6% 83,834,312 85,359,849 (1.8%)
International 6,183,850 6,149,948 0.6% 80,106,045 79,922,142 0.2%
Atlantic 2,570,902 2,511,341 2.4% 35,341,827 35,059,258 0.8%
Pacific 2,424,057 2,439,537 (0.6%) 29,526,262 29,759,698 (0.8%)
Latin 1,188,891 1,199,070 (0.8%) 15,237,956 15,103,186 0.9%
Mainline 13,230,623 13,157,765 0.6% 163,940,357 165,281,991 (0.8%)
Regional 2,105,087 2,044,959 2.9% 24,349,766 23,996,964 1.5%
Consolidated 15,335,710 15,202,724 0.9% 188,290,123 189,278,955 (0.5%)
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
Domestic 8,579,654 8,374,572 2.4% 98,031,436 100,358,147 (2.3%)
International 8,047,814 7,746,229 3.9% 97,851,121 98,887,420 (1.0%)
Atlantic 3,473,788 3,307,358 5.0% 43,465,547 43,994,516 (1.2%)
Pacific 3,119,351 2,980,218 4.7% 35,625,890 36,163,580 (1.5%)
Latin 1,454,675 1,458,653 (0.3%) 18,759,684 18,729,324 0.2%
Mainline 16,627,468 16,120,801 3.1% 195,882,557 199,245,567 (1.7%)
Regional 2,592,835 2,535,825 2.2% 29,705,037 29,949,597 (0.8%)
Consolidated 19,220,303 18,656,626 3.0% 225,587,594 229,195,164 (1.6%)
PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
Domestic 82.1% 83.7% (1.6) pts 85.5% 85.1% 0.4 pts
International 76.8% 79.4% (2.6) pts 81.9% 80.8% 1.1 pts
Atlantic 74.0% 75.9% (1.9) pts 81.3% 79.7% 1.6 pts
Pacific 77.7% 81.9% (4.2) pts 82.9% 82.3% 0.6 pts
Latin 81.7% 82.2% (0.5) pts 81.2% 80.6% 0.6 pts
Mainline 79.6% 81.6% (2.0) pts 83.7% 83.0% 0.7 pts
Regional 81.2% 80.6% 0.6 pts 82.0% 80.1% 1.9 pts
Consolidated 79.8% 81.5% (1.7) pts 83.5% 82.6% 0.9 pts
ONBOARD PASSENGERS (000)
Mainline 6,997 7,035 (0.5%) 83,692 86,264 (3.0%)
Regional 3,803 3,732 1.9% 43,912 43,100 1.9%
Consolidated 10,800 10,767 0.3% 127,604 129,364 (1.4%)
CARGO REVENUE TON MILES (000)
Total 205,417 197,018 4.3% 2,016,254 2,260,972 (10.8%)

Preliminary Financial Results
October 2013 year-over-year consolidated PRASM change (0.1) %
October 2013 year-over-year mainline PRASM change (1.6) %
November 2013 estimated year-over-year consolidated PRASM change  (1.5) – (2.5) %
November 2013 estimated year-over-year mainline PRASM change  (1.5) – (2.5) %
November 2013 estimated consolidated average price per gallon of fuel, including the impact of all cash settled hedges and fuel taxes 3.08 Dollars
Fourth Quarter 2013 estimated consolidated average price per gallon of fuel, including the impact of all cash settled hedges and fuel taxes 3.06 – 3.11 Dollars
 Preliminary Operational Results
2013 2012 Change
November On-Time Performance1 85.0% 85.5% (0.5) pts
November Completion Factor2 99.4% 98.6% 0.8 pts
1 Based on domestic mainline scheduled flights arriving within 14 minutes of scheduled arrival time, according to data published in the DOT Air Travel Consumer Report

2

Mainline completion percentage

Source / Author: United Airlines