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United Continental pax numbers stable in Sep-2013, PRASM flat

8-Oct-2013 9:37 AM

United Continental reports (07-Oct-2013) the following traffic highlights in Sep-2013:

  • Passenger numbers: 11.1 million, +0.2% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +1%;
  • Passenger load factor: 82.7%, +0.6 ppt;
    • North America: 83.4%, +1.5 ppts;
    • International: 82.5%, -0.5 ppt;
    • Atlantic: 85%, +1.4 ppts;
    • Pacific: 81.9%, -2.3 ppts;
    • Latin America: 76%, -2.0 ppts. [more - original PR]

United Continental: “UAL's September 2013 consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) is estimated to be approximately flat compared to Sep-2012. The Company recorded an adjustment in September related to yields on certain interline tickets from prior periods, which reduced year-over-year consolidated PRASM by more than 1 percentage point in the month of September. Also in September, additional competitive capacity in China resulted in lower Pacific yields,” Source: Company statement, 07-Oct-2013.