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In September, United Airlines operated more than 122,000 flights. Accordingly, United Airlines ranks as the world's third-largest airline. Only American Airlines and Delta Air Lines operated more flights. Compared to August, United Airlines reduced its flight volume by 6,000. Moreover, September marked the first month in 2021 where United reduced its flight volume.
In September, United Airlines achieved an on-time performance of 82.9%. Accordingly, more than 20,000 flights did not arrive on time at their destination. However, compared to August, United Airlines increased its punctuality level by almost 11pp.
Similar to its on-time performance, United Airlines was able to improve its schedule reliability in September. Overall, United operated 98% of its flights as scheduled. In other words, United had to cancel 2% of its flights. Compared to August, the flight schedule reliability improved by 1pp.
Flight Volume — 6 Months History
For the first time in 2021, United Airlines reduced its flight volume in September. Moreover, the number of flights was below the July level. In fact, many airlines reduce their volume in September due to the end of the holiday season. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how many flights United Airlines will perform in October.
About United Airlines
United Airlines is a major American airline headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. United operates a large domestic and international route network spanning cities large and small across the United States and all six continents. Measured by fleet size and the number of routes, it is the third-largest airline in the world.
United was founded in 1926. Today's the airline operates more than 830 aircraft and serves more than 340 destinations.
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