United Continental Holdings estimates that its passenger unit revenue fell by 2.5% to 3.5% in September compared with the same month a year earlier, following a similar decline in August.
During the month, consolidated traffic and capacity decreased 2.1% and 1.3%, respectively, resulting in a 0.7 percentage point decline in load factor to 82.1%. Passenger numbers decreased by 2% to 11.1 million.
On the domestic front, traffic fell 3.9% as capacity decreased 0.6%, resulting in a 2.8 percentage point decline in load factor to 81.9%.
On its international routes, traffic decreased 0.4% while capacity fell 1.4% resulting in a 0.8 percentage points increase in load factor to 83%.
Cargo traffic for September fell 0.3%.