United Airlines announces increases in traffic, capacity, load factor in April 2017

United Airlines (UAL) has reported April 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 7.4% and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 4.0% versus April 2016, the company said.

UAL´s April 2017 consolidated load factor increased 2.6 points compared to April 2016.

The airline finished April ahead of all primary competitors in on-time departures and arrivals, as well as the fewest flight cancellations for the month.

UAL also had another record-setting month with fewer flight cancellations than any other month in the company´s history, and set a no-cancel streak record, going 145 hours without a flight cancellation.

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. The airline operates 737 mainline aircraft and its United Express partners operate 483 regional aircraft, and is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines.