United Airlines reports January 2016 operational performance

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CHICAGO, IL – United Airlines (UAL) today reported January 2016 operational results.

UAL’s January 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 0.1 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased 0.1 percent versus January 2015. UAL’s January 2016 consolidated load factor increased 0.2 points compared to January 2015.

The company continues to expect first-quarter 2016 consolidated passenger unit revenue to decline 6 to 8 percent compared to the first quarter of 2015, with the decline driven largely by a strong U.S. dollar, lower surcharges, travel reductions from customers impacted by declining oil prices and softening domestic and international yields.