United reports traffic decreases in February 2017

United Airlines (UAL) reported February 2017 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 0.8% and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased 0.4% versus February 2016, the company said.

UAL´s February 2017 consolidated load factor decreased 0.3 points compared to February 2016.

According to Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines, the carrier achieved “…more days without flight cancellations than any other month in the company´s history…” and “…more no-cancel days in the last two months than we had from 2011-2015 combined.”

The company continues to expect first-quarter 2017 consolidated passenger unit revenue to be down 1.0% to up 1.0% compared to the first quarter of 2016.

United Airlines and United Express operate more than 4,500 flights a day to 339 airports across five continents. In 2016, United and United Express operated more than 1.6 million flights carrying more than 143 million customers. The airline operates 737 mainline aircraft and its United Express partners operate 483 regional aircraft, and is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides service to 192 countries via 28 member airlines.