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United’s July cargo up 5.5%

United’s July cargo up 5.5%

United Airlines Friday reported a 5.5 percent increase in cargo volume for July, at 168.9 million system cargo ton-miles, up from 160.1 million system cargo ton-miles in the same month last year.

   The monthly result saw a 13.1 percent improvement in mail shipments to 17.2 million cargo ton-miles, while freight increased 4.7 percent to 151.7 million cargo ton-miles.

   After seven months, United’s system cargo ton-miles were down 5.4 percent to 1.13 billion, compared to 1.20 billion after the same period in 2006.