United passenger traffic down slightly YoY

United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) reported April 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 1.9 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased 0.9 percent versus April 2015, the company said.

UAL´s April 2016 consolidated load factor decreased 0.9 points compared to April 2015.

The company continues to expect second-quarter 2016 consolidated passenger unit revenue to decline 6.5 to 8.5 percent compared to the second quarter of 2015. The year-over-year performance is primarily impacted by a strong U.S. dollar, lower surcharges, travel reductions from customers impacted by declining oil prices, competitive actions and passenger demand not growing at the same pace as industry capacity.

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,000 flights a day to 336 airports across six continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers. United is proud to have the world´s most comprehensive route network, including U.S. mainland hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. United operates more than 715 mainline aircraft, and this year, the airline anticipates taking delivery of 21 new Boeing aircraft, including 737 NGs, 787s and 777s.