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United Airlines Sets Thanksgiving Records

From November 19 – 26, United Airlines set several company records, landing its best-ever Thanksgiving completion factor and twice breaking on-time performance records in the midst of what is hailed to be one of the busiest travel days of the year.

On November 23, United Airlines set an all-time company record for on-time departures, with 89.1 percent, only to see that record broken the following day with an 89.8 percent on-time departure rate. Five of the airlines’ hubs in Denver, Newark, Dulles, Houston, and Chicago broke all-time hub on-time departure records during the week.

The ailrine also finished the week with 99.6 percent consolidated completion, spurred by three days including November 22, the busiest travel day of zero cancellations and five straight days of zero cancellations on United Express.