United Airlines Reports February Traffic Results

CHICAGO, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines today reported its preliminary traffic results for February 2008. The company reported a February passenger load factor of 74.4 percent. Total scheduled revenue passenger miles (RPMs) decreased in February by 0.5 percent on a capacity increase of 3.7 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 Feb. 12, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2008.



                                               2008        2007    YOY
                                           February    February Change

    SCHEDULED SERVICE ONLY:
    REVENUE PLANE MILES (000)                58,127      56,403   3.1 %
    NUMBER OF DEPARTURES                     41,030      41,265  -0.6 %

    REVENUE PASSENGERS (000)                  4,721       4,891  -3.5 %

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000):
    NORTH AMERICA                         4,734,525   4,989,334  -5.1 %
    PACIFIC                               1,865,354   1,856,460   0.5 %
    ATLANTIC                              1,172,951     986,727  18.9 %
    LATIN AMERICA                           376,938     359,080   5.0 %
    SYSTEM                                8,149,768   8,191,601  -0.5 %

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000):
    NORTH AMERICA                         6,161,618   6,320,925  -2.5 %
    PACIFIC                               2,573,650   2,390,752   7.7 %
    ATLANTIC                              1,732,262   1,407,233  23.1 %
    LATIN AMERICA                           486,456     446,079   9.1 %
    SYSTEM                               10,953,986  10,564,989   3.7 %

    PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR (PERCENT):
    NORTH AMERICA                              76.8        78.9  -2.1 pts
    PACIFIC                                    72.5        77.7  -5.2 pts
    ATLANTIC                                   67.7        70.1  -2.4 pts
    LATIN AMERICA                              77.5        80.5  -3.0 pts
    SYSTEM                                     74.4        77.5  -3.1 pts

    CARGO TON MILES (000):
    FREIGHT                                 142,689     135,966   4.9 %
    MAIL                                     21,021      15,137  38.9 %
    SYSTEM                                  163,710     151,103   8.3 %

    TOTAL SYSTEM INCLUDING CHARTER (000):
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES               8,151,588    8,194,216 -0.5 %
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES                 10,958,793   10,571,942  3.7 %

    REVENUE PSGR. KM.                    13,118,351   13,186,952 -0.5 %
    AVAILABLE SEAT KM.                   17,635,986   17,013,426  3.7 %

    TOTAL REVENUE TON MILES                 978,868      970,529  0.9 %
    TOTAL AVAIL. TON MILES                1,630,055    1,687,135 -3.4 %

    TOTAL REV. TON KM.                    1,419,668    1,407,435  0.9 %
    TOTAL AVAIL. TON KM.                  2,379,880    2,463,217 -3.4 %



                                       YEAR TO DATE YEAR TO DATE    YOY
                                               2008         2007 Change

    SCHEDULED SERVICE ONLY:
    REVENUE PLANE MILES (000)               118,571      119,710 -1.0 %
    NUMBER OF DEPARTURES                     83,716       87,953 -4.8 %
    REVENUE PASSENGERS (000)                  9,497       10,214 -7.0 %

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000):
    NORTH AMERICA                         9,482,484   10,411,153 -8.9 %
    PACIFIC                               4,101,458    4,047,367  1.3 %
    ATLANTIC                              2,517,527    2,183,110 15.3 %
    LATIN AMERICA                           776,023      766,165  1.3 %
    SYSTEM                               16,877,492   17,407,795 -3.0 %

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000):
    NORTH AMERICA                        12,484,062   13,403,554 -6.9 %
    PACIFIC                               5,356,067    5,052,902  6.0 %
    ATLANTIC                              3,528,590    2,975,704 18.6 %
    LATIN AMERICA                           999,404      948,854  5.3 %
    SYSTEM                               22,368,123   22,381,014 -0.1 %

    PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR (PERCENT):
    NORTH AMERICA                              76.0         77.7 -1.7 pts
    PACIFIC                                    76.6         80.1 -3.5 pts
    ATLANTIC                                   71.3         73.4 -2.1 pts
    LATIN AMERICA                              77.6         80.7 -3.1 pts
    SYSTEM                                     75.5         77.8 -2.3 pts

    CARGO TON MILES (000):
    FREIGHT                                 268,777      263,185  2.1 %
    MAIL                                     42,369       30,262 40.0 %
    SYSTEM                                  311,146      293,447  6.0 %

    TOTAL SYSTEM INCLUDING CHARTER (000):
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES              16,884,877   17,410,955 -3.0 %
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES                 22,387,705   22,389,065  0.0 %

    REVENUE PSGR. KM.                    27,172,833   28,019,450 -3.0 %
    AVAILABLE SEAT KM.                   36,028,534   36,030,722  0.0 %

    TOTAL REVENUE TON MILES               1,999,635    2,034,544 -1.7 %
    TOTAL AVAIL. TON MILES                3,480,177    3,574,032 -2.6 %

    TOTAL REV. TON KM.                    2,899,827    2,950,183 -1.7 %
    TOTAL AVAIL. TON KM.                  5,081,058    5,218,087 -2.6 %

Source: United Airlines

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