United reports 7.8% increase in RPMs in August 2018

United Airlines (UAL) has reported its August 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 7.8 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 5.4 percent versus August 2017. UAL´s August 2018 consolidated load factor increased 2.0 points compared to August 2017, the company said.

August Highlights

-Announced several new international routes including year-round nonstop service between Washington Dulles and Tel Aviv, daily, year-round service between San Francisco and Amsterdam, and nonstop seasonal summer service between Newark/New York and Naples, Italy and Newark/New York and Prague, all subject to government approval.
-Finished in the top-tier among largest competitors in on-time departure and completion performance.
-As part of a previously announced USD 8 million commitment, announced a USD 1 million grant to the San Francisco Immigrant Legal & Education Network.
United´s MileagePlus loyalty program awarded Favorite Frequent-Flyer program at the annual Trazee Awards.
-Debuted United Corporate Preferred, the industry´s newest corporate travel program designed to offer top travel benefits to the airline´s most loyal business customers.

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.