United Airlines Has Best Combined January Performance In 10 Years And Rewards
Employees With Bonuses
EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE TWO $50 PAYOUTS FOR ACHIEVING DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL
ON-TIME PERFORMANCE GOALS IN JANUARY
CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2013
CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --United Airlines today announced that it
exceeded its 80 percent on-time arrival domestic and international performance
goals for the month of January, and is rewarding its eligible employees with a
$100 on-time bonus to recognize this performance. Despite challenging weather
conditions across the system, the airline ended the month with an 82.8 percent
domestic on-time arrival rate, and an 80.5 percent international on-time rate,
resulting in the best combined domestic and international performance for the
month in 10 years. The on-time arrival rates are based on flights arriving
within 14 minutes of scheduled arrival time.
"This is a tremendous start to the year for my co-workers and I want to thank
them for delivering great operational performance for our customers," said
Jeff Smisek, United's Chairman, President and CEO. "We are focused on
providing improved operational reliability in 2013, and we will continue to
invest in the tools, training, equipment, inventory and procedures that will
allow us to deliver consistent performance for the entire year."
United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,472 flights a day
to 381 airports across six continents. In 2012, United and United Express
carried more passenger traffic than any other airline in the world and
operated nearly two million flights carrying 140 million customers. United is
investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats
in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any
airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based
international carrier to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi on long-haul overseas
routes. The airline also features DIRECTV® on nearly 200 aircraft, offering
customers more live television access than any other airline in the world.
United operates nearly 700 mainline aircraft and has made large-scale
investments in its fleet. In 2013, United will continue to modernize its fleet
by taking delivery of more than two dozen new Boeing aircraft. The company
expanded its industry-leading global route network in 2012, launching nine new
international and 18 new domestic routes. Business Traveler magazine ranked
United the best airline for North American travel in its 2012 "World's Best In
Business Travel" airline industry list, and readers of Global Traveler
magazine have voted United's MileagePlus program the best frequent flyer
program for nine consecutive years. United is a founding member of Star
Alliance, which provides service to 194 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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