CHICAGO, Ill. – 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 – with 85.5 percent of domestic flights and 81.2 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 Jeff Smisek.
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 time.