United reports October 2018 RPMs increase of 7.5%

United Airlines (UAL) has reported a 7.5% increase in revenue passenger miles (consolidated traffic) in October, 2018, the company said.

Consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 5.9 percent versus October 2017. UAL´s October 2018 consolidated load factor increased 1.2 points compared to October 2017.

Highlights in October include:

-launch of inaugural flight between San Francisco and Tahiti, making United the only US carrier to have service between the mainland US and the Islands of Tahiti.

-inauguration of year-round, daily nonstop service between Chicago O´Hare and León, Guanajuato, Mexico

-matching of an additional USD 100,000 for those affected by Hurricane Michael, while continuing to award up to 5 million bonus miles for individuals who make donations for USD 50 or more for hurricane and typhoon related efforts.

-unveiling a flight training center in Denver, Colorado, the largest in the world and home to the company´s more than 30 full flight simulators representing all of United´s fleet types.

United Airlines and United Express operate approximately 4,700 flights a day to 356 airports across five continents. In 2017, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 148 million customers.