United reports 2% increase in ASMs in August 2016

United Airlines (UAL) has reported August 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 0.6 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles or ASMs) increased 1.9 percent versus August 2015, the company said.

UAL´s August 2016 consolidated load factor decreased 1.1 points compared to August 2015.

The company said it continues to expect third-quarter 2016 consolidated passenger unit revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) to decline 5.5 to 7.5 percent compared to the third quarter of 2015.

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2015, United and United Express operated more than 1.5 million flights carrying more than 140 million customers.