United reports 1% decrease in May 2016 RPM

United Airlines (UAL) has reported May 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 1.2 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 0.5 percent versus May 2015, the company said.

UAL´s May 2016 consolidated load factor decreased 1.4 points compared to May 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 US 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.