United Airlines Reports January Traffic Results

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines today reported its preliminary traffic results for January 2008. The company reported a January passenger load factor of 76.5 percent. Total scheduled revenue passenger miles (RPMs) decreased in January by 5.3 percent on a capacity decrease of 3.4 percent in scheduled available seat miles (ASMs) compared with the same period in 2007.

About United

United Airlines (NASDAQ:UAUA) operates more than 3,300* flights a day on United, United Express and Ted to more than 200 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 897 destinations in 160 countries worldwide. United's 55,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at united.com.

    *Based on the flight schedule between Jan. 1, 2007 and Dec. 31, 2007.



                                               2008        2007      YOY
                                            January     January   Change

    SCHEDULED SERVICE ONLY:
    REVENUE PLANE MILES (000)                60,444      63,307      -4.5%
    NUMBER OF DEPARTURES                     42,686      46,688      -8.6%

    REVENUE PASSENGERS (000)                  4,776       5,323     -10.3%

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000):
    NORTH AMERICA                         4,747,976   5,421,819     -12.4%
    PACIFIC                               2,236,098   2,190,907       2.1%
    ATLANTIC                              1,344,576   1,196,383      12.4%
    LATIN AMERICA                           399,086     407,085      -2.0%
    SYSTEM                                8,727,736   9,216,194      -5.3%

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000):
    NORTH AMERICA                         6,322,373   7,082,629     -10.7%
    PACIFIC                               2,782,430   2,662,150       4.5%
    ATLANTIC                              1,796,324   1,568,471      14.5%
    LATIN AMERICA                           512,950     502,775       2.0%
    SYSTEM                               11,414,077  11,816,025      -3.4%


    PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR (PERCENT):
    NORTH AMERICA                              75.1        76.6   -1.5 pts
    PACIFIC                                    80.4        82.3   -1.9 pts
    ATLANTIC                                   74.9        76.3   -1.4 pts
    LATIN AMERICA                              77.8        81.0   -3.2 pts
    SYSTEM                                     76.5        78.0   -1.5 pts

    CARGO TON MILES (000):
    FREIGHT                                 126,088     127,219      -0.9%
    MAIL                                     21,348      15,125      41.1%
    SYSTEM                                  147,436     142,344       3.6%



    TOTAL SYSTEM INCLUDING CHARTER (000):
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES               8,733,300    9,216,739     -5.2%

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES                 11,428,851   11,817,123     -3.3%

    REVENUE PSGR. KM.                    14,054,500   14,832,498     -5.2%
    AVAILABLE SEAT KM.                   18,392,450   19,017,296     -3.3%

    TOTAL REVENUE TON MILES               1,020,766    1,064,015     -4.1%
    TOTAL AVAIL. TON MILES                1,702,006    1,886,897     -9.8%

    TOTAL REV. TON KM.                    1,480,161    1,542,746     -4.1%
    TOTAL AVAIL. TON KM.                  2,484,929    2,754,870     -9.8%

Source: United Airlines

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