United Reports Dip in Traffic, Citing Winter Weather

united airlinesUnited Airlines (UAL) said February's winter storms significantly impacted its operating results for February. The airline said February 2014 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased .3 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased .9 percent versus February 2013.

United's February 2014 consolidated load factor increased .5 points compared with February 2013. The company’s operations were significantly impacted by winter storms in February.

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In total, United cancelled more than 11,000 flights during the month. Weather-driven cancellations reduced year-over-year capacity by approximately 3 percentage points, the airline said.

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