United Airlines Delivers Best 2012 Monthly Performance, to Pay Bonuses to
CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2012
CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines delivered its best
monthly on-time performance for 2012 in November – despite the continued
impact of Superstorm Sandy and the Nor'easter that followed – with85.5
percent of domestic flights and81.2 percent of international flights arriving
within 14 minutes of the scheduled arrival time.
The airline is awarding eligible employees a $100 bonus to recognize this
performance. United pays eligible employees $50 each month that domestic or
international flights arrive on time at least 80 percent of the time and $100
if the company exceeds both on-time goals.
"I thank all of my co-workers for working together to deliver superb
operational performance in November, while dealing so professionally with the
impact of Superstorm Sandy, the Nor'easter soon after and high Thanksgiving
load factors in the second half of the month," said United President and CEO
During the 10-day Thanksgiving travel period between Friday, Nov. 16, and
Sunday, Nov. 25, 88.3 percent of United's flights arrived on time, the
second-highest performance over the past five years and 5.5 points better than
in 2011, despite higher year-over-year load factors.
On Thanksgiving Day, 95.4 percent of United flights arrived on time, the
second best single day since Jan. 1, 2008.
The United Express carriers also delivered their best monthly performance for
2012 in November, with 80.1 percent of United's regional flights arriving on
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,574 flights a day
to 377 airports on six continents from our hubs in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver,
Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo and
Washington, D.C. In 2011, United carried more traffic than any other airline
in the world, and operated more than two million flights carrying 142 million
passengers. United is upgrading its cabins with more flat-bed seats in first
and business class and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any other
North America. United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has orders for
more than 270 new aircraft deliveries through 2022, including 50 Boeing 787
Dreamliners, 25 Airbus A350XWBs, and 100 Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft. United was
rated the world's most admired airline on FORTUNE magazine's 2012
airline-industry list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Readers of Global
Traveler magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent
flyer program for eight consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star
Alliance, which provides service to 193 countries via 27 member airlines. More
than 85,000 United employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries
around the world. For more information, visit united.com or follow United on
Twitter and Facebook. The common stock of United's parent, United Continental
Holdings, Inc., is traded on the NYSE under the symbol UAL.
SOURCE United Continental Holdings, Inc.
Contact: United Continental Holdings, Inc. Worldwide Media Relations,
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