United Airlines has announced its best-ever December operation to conclude a year of record-breaking operational performance, the company said.
Notwithstanding subzero temperatures and peak holiday customer loads, United delivered on-time departures and high completion rates for the month of December during the busy holiday travel season.
Between December 20 and New Year´s Day, United and United Express led the competition, with the most flights departing on time, connecting millions of customers with family and friends for the holidays. United also achieved a 100 percent completion rate on December 28 and 29.
This holiday season´s operation was a fitting end to a year full of performance records. In 2017, United consistently notched operational bests in on-time arrivals and completions while seeing the fewest cancellations and the best baggage performance in company history.
United finished the year with 59 days of 100 percent mainline completion, shattering its previous record of 21 days in 2016.
United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,500 flights a day to 338 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 147 million customers. The common stock of United´s parent, United Continental Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol “UAL”.