9-Sep-2011 11:58 AM

United Continental passenger numbers down in Aug-2011, load factor down across all regions

United Continental Holdings reports (08-Sep-2011) the following traffic highlights in Aug-2011:

  • Passenger numbers: 13.1 million, -3.1% year-on-year;
  • Passenger traffic (RPMs): -2.7%;
  • Passenger load factor: 85.7%, -0.9 ppt;
    • North America: 88.4%, -0.1 ppt;
    • International: 84.6%, -1.7 ppts;
    • Atlantic: 84.4%, -2.3 ppts;
    • Pacific: 86.3%, -1.2 ppts;
    • Latin America: 81.7%, -0.9 ppt. [more – original PR]

United Continental Holdings: “United and Continental's Aug-2011 combined consolidated and mainline passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) each increased an estimated 10.5 to 11.5% compared to the pro forma results from Aug-2010. Hurricane Irene impacted United and Continental's operations in August, reducing the company's revenue results by approximately USD40 million in the month and reducing consolidated capacity. As a result, consolidated PRASM year-over-year growth improved by approximately one percentage point, which is included in the above estimate,” Source: Company statement, 08-Sep-2011.