United Airlines Reports Record-High January Traffic Results

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — With its flights averaging 76.1% full in January, United Airlines has recorded its highest-ever January load-factor. United’s total scheduled revenue passenger miles (RPMs) increased in January 2005 by 4.8% on a capacity decrease of 0.7% available seat miles (ASMs) vs. the same period in 2004.

About United

United Airlines (BULLETIN BOARD: UALAQ) is the world’s second largest airline, operating more than 3,500 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 the largest international carrier based in the United States.* United is also a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to more than 700 destinations in more than 130 countries worldwide. United’s nearly 62,000 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 http://united.com/ .

* Measured by revenue passenger miles as reported to the U.S. Department of Transportation for 12 months ending September 2004, the most recent comparison data available.

2005 2004 YOY
January January Change
SCHEDULED SERVICE ONLY:
REVENUE PLANE MILES 62,436,000 64,217,000 -2.8%
NUMBER OF DEPARTURES 46,378 50,049 -7.3%

REVENUE PASSENGERS 5,159,000 5,010,000 3.0%

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000):
NORTH AMERICA 5,159,322 5,051,065 2.1%
PACIFIC 2,109,054 1,914,446 10.2%
ATLANTIC 1,157,182 1,112,682 4.0%
LATIN AMERICA 394,078 335,995 17.3%
SYSTEM 8,819,636 8,414,188 4.8%

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000):
NORTH AMERICA 6,854,102 7,465,696 -8.2%
PACIFIC 2,633,345 2,259,098 16.6%
ATLANTIC 1,583,776 1,520,802 4.1%
LATIN AMERICA 511,898 423,308 20.9%
SYSTEM 11,583,121 11,668,904 -0.7%

PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
(PERCENT):
NORTH AMERICA 75.3 67.7 7.6 pts
PACIFIC 80.1 84.7 -4.6 pts
ATLANTIC 73.1 73.2 -0.1 pts
LATIN AMERICA 77.0 79.4 -2.4 pts
SYSTEM 76.1 72.1 4.0 pts

CARGO TON MILES (000):
FREIGHT 118,944 96,838 22.8%
MAIL 34,432 33,773 2.0%
SYSTEM 153,376 130,611 17.4%

TOTAL SYSTEM INCLUDING
CHARTER (000):
REVENUE PASSENGER MILES 8,928,592 8,453,526 5.6%

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES 11,711,012 11,720,005 -0.1%

REVENUE PSGR. KM. 14,368,783 13,604,259 5.6%
AVAILABLE SEAT KM. 18,846,532 18,861,004 -0.1%

TOTAL REVENUE TON MILES 1,048,885 975,970 7.5%
TOTAL AVAIL. TON MILES 1,800,250 1,850,522 -2.7%

TOTAL REV. TON KM. 1,520,988 1,415,074 7.5%
TOTAL AVAIL. TON KM. 2,628,365 2,701,762 -2.7%

YEAR TO DATE YEAR TO DATE YOY
2005 2004 Change
SCHEDULED SERVICE ONLY:
REVENUE PLANE MILES 62,436,000 64,217,000 -2.8%
NUMBER OF DEPARTURES 46,378 50,049 -7.3%

REVENUE PASSENGERS 5,159,000 5,010,000 3.0%

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000):
NORTH AMERICA 5,159,322 5,051,065 2.1%
PACIFIC 2,109,054 1,914,446 10.2%
ATLANTIC 1,157,182 1,112,682 4.0%
LATIN AMERICA 394,078 335,995 17.3%
SYSTEM 8,819,636 8,414,188 4.8%

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000):
NORTH AMERICA 6,854,102 7,465,696 -8.2%
PACIFIC 2,633,345 2,259,098 16.6%
ATLANTIC 1,583,776 1,520,802 4.1%
LATIN AMERICA 511,898 423,308 20.9%
SYSTEM 11,583,121 11,668,904 -0.7%

PASSENGER LOAD FACTOR
(PERCENT):
NORTH AMERICA 75.3 67.7 7.6 pts
PACIFIC 80.1 84.7 -4.6 pts
ATLANTIC 73.1 73.2 -0.1 pts
LATIN AMERICA 77.0 79.4 -2.4 pts
SYSTEM 76.1 72.1 4.0 pts

CARGO TON MILES (000):
FREIGHT 118,944 96,838 22.8%
MAIL 34,432 33,773 2.0%
SYSTEM 153,376 130,611 17.4%

TOTAL SYSTEM INCLUDING
CHARTER (000):
REVENUE PASSENGER MILES 8,928,592 8,453,526 5.6%

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES 11,711,012 11,720,005 -0.1%

REVENUE PSGR. KM. 14,368,783 13,604,259 5.6%
AVAILABLE SEAT KM. 18,846,532 18,861,004 -0.1%

TOTAL REVENUE TON MILES 1,048,885 975,970 7.5%
TOTAL AVAIL. TON MILES 1,800,250 1,850,522 -2.7%

TOTAL REV. TON KM. 1,520,988 1,415,074 7.5%
TOTAL AVAIL. TON KM. 2,628,365 2,701,762 -2.7%

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