United’s regional traffic sees decline in November 2015

United Airlines has reported its regional operational results for November 2015, which show a 1.1% decrease in passengers year-over-year from 3,639,000 to 3,598,000 against a 4.5% drop in capacity.
The carrier’s available seat miles (ASMs) have been reduced from 2,572,638,000 in November 2014 to 2,457,581,000 in November 2015. In contrast, revenue passenger miles (RPMs) only decreased by 2.7% across the same respective periods from 2,086,351,000 to 2,030,212,000, which is why the airline’s load factor has increased by 1.5 percentage points from 81.1% to 82.6% year-over-year.
Year-to-date figures are more stable, with both ASMs and RPMs decreasing by 5.7% year-over-year, from 29,249,535 to 27,580,369 and from 24,321,327 to 22,932,447 respectively. Passenger numbers decreased from 42,744,000 to 40,525,000. Likewise, load factor for the year-to date has only decreased by 0.1% from 83.1% to 83.1%.

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