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United’s cargo volumes in September drop 7.4%

United’s cargo volumes in September drop 7.4%

   United Airlines posted a 7.4 percent year-on-year decline in cargo volume for September at 163.6 million system cargo ton-miles, compared to 176.7 million system cargo ton-miles in the same month last year.

   Freight dropped 7.6 percent to 137.4 million cargo ton-miles, while mail was down 6.3 percent to 26.2 million cargo ton-miles.

   For the year-to-date, United’s system cargo ton-miles are up 3.5 percent to 1.47 billion, compared to 1.42 billion in the same period last year.