The US airline company, United Continental Holdings, Inc., published improved combined operating results of its two units, United Airlines and Continental Airlines, during the month of May 2012.
The May results were consolidated in UAL traffic (expressed as revenue per passenger miles) that increased by 0.3% and the combined consolidated capacity (expressed as available seat miles) increased 0.4% compared to the results of the same month last year. The combined consolidated load factor of the company in May 2012 decreased by 0.1 points compared to May 2011.
Regarding income, it is estimated that available seat mile per passenger, the concept known as PRASM, consolidated for the main operations of the company in May 2012 increased by between 0.0% and 1.0% compared with May 2011.
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,605 daily flights to 375 airports from its hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and Washington, DC.
In 2011, United reached a record by handling more traffic than any other airline in the world, operating more than 2 million flights carrying 142 million passengers. It operates about 700 aircraft in its mainline fleet and plans to incorporate more than 125 new aircraft between 2012 and 2019.
United is a founding member of the Star Alliance, with its 25 member airlines serving 190 countries. The more than 85,000 United employees reside in every state of the United States and in countries around the world.
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