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United Airlines: April 2018 consolidated traffic up 5.1 percent

United Airlines: April 2018 consolidated traffic up 5.1 percent

United Airlines (UAL) today reported April 2018 operational results.

UAL’s April 2018 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 5.1 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 6.1 percent versus April 2017. UAL’s April 2018 consolidated load factor decreased 0.8 points compared to April 2017.

April Highlights

• Unveiled new United Polaris Lounge at San Francisco International Airport – the first of four Polaris lounges expected to open this year.

• Took delivery of first Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. This eco-friendly aircraft features a special livery previously reserved for UAL’s Dreamliner fleet so that employees and customers can easily recognize the plane and its superior fuel efficiency.

• Honored by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and the National Business Inclusion Consortium with the “Best-of-the-Best” designation, lauding the airline’s industry-leading results across all diverse segments, creating a better future for all diverse communities in business.

• Announced the expansion of personal device entertainment option to all aircraft with DIRECTV live streaming for purchase to provide at least one free entertainment option on all Wi-Fi equipped aircraft (which is any aircraft with more than 70 seats).