United reports 7.2% increase in June 2018 consolidated traffic

United Airlines (UAL) has reported that its June 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 7.2 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 4.2 percent versus June 2017, the company said.

UAL´s June 2018 consolidated load factor increased 2.5 points compared to June 2017.

June Highlights include:
-$3 million in grants to hub communities in Houston; Washington, DC; and Denver;
-Completed the best on-time departure rate of any summer month and the fewest controllable cancellations of any June in United history.
-Introduced the new United Explorer Card which offers additional benefits, travel credits and discounts.
-Became the first North American carrier to operate the fuel efficient Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft.
-Opened the new United Polaris lounge at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, the third of four Polaris lounges expected to open this year.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,600 flights a day to 357 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers.