United Airlines today reported December 2016 operational results.
UAL’s December 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 2.6 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 2.6 percent versus December 2015. UAL’s December 2016 consolidated load factor increased 0.1 points compared to December 2015.
The company now expects fourth-quarter 2016 consolidated passenger unit revenue to decline 1.25 to 1.75 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. The improvement from revised guidance provided on Dec. 8 is due to stronger than expected close-in bookings and yields during the month of December.