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Traffic down in July for United Airlines

Chicago-based carrier United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) said that its July 2013 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 1.1% and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased 1.8% versus July 2012.

The carrier said that its July 2013 consolidated load factor increased 0.6 points compared to July 2012.

UAL´s July 2013 consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased an estimated 3.5 to 4.5% compared to July 2012.

United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,341 flights a day to more than 360 airports across six continents. 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 (NYSE: BA) aircraft.

The company expanded its global route network in 2012, launching nine new international and 18 new domestic routes.

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