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8-Apr-2010 2:50 PM

United Airlines passenger numbers up 1.1%, PRASM surge in Mar-2010

United Airlines passenger numbers up 1.1% - consolidated traffic highlights in Mar-2010:

  • Passenger numbers: 7.1 million, +1.1% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): +3.2%;
  • Load factor*: 83.5%, +4.8 ppts;
    • North America: 85.2%, +2.4 ppts;
    • International: 83.2%, +9.2 ppts;
      • Asia Pacific: 86.4%, +14.0 ppts;
      • Trans-Atlantic: 80.1%, +5.3 ppts;
      • Latin America: 79.6%, -0.3 ppt;
  • Passenger revenue per ASM: +21.5% to +23.5%. [more]

* Includes Scheduled and Charter operations. Regional Affiliates results only reflect flights operated under capacity purchase agreements

United Airlines: “For March 2010, consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) is estimated to have increased 21.5% to 23.5% year over year. Consolidated PRASM is estimated to have increased 3.2% to 5.2% for March 2010 compared to March 2008, approximately 3.0 percentage points of which were due to growth in ancillary revenues,” Company statement. Source: United Airlines, 07-Apr-2010.

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