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    American Airlines Group Reports December Traffic Results
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    FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported December 2013 traffic results for both American Airlines and US Airways.

    American's consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of December increased approximately 9 percent versus the same period last year. American's consolidated revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 11.9 billion, up 5.0 percent versus December 2012. Consolidated capacity was 14.2 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 1.1 percent versus December 2012. Consolidated passenger load factor was 83.3 percent for the month of December, up 3.1 points versus December 2012.

    US Airways' consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) for the month of December increased approximately 12 percent versus the same period last year. US Airways' consolidated revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 6.3 billion, up 7.0 percent versus December 2012. Consolidated capacity was 7.4 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 3.6 percent versus December 2012. Consolidated passenger load factor was 84.7 percent for the month of December, up 2.7 points versus December 2012.

    The following summarizes American Airlines and US Airways traffic results for the month and full-year ended December 2013 and 2012, consisting of mainline-operated flights, wholly-owned regional subsidiaries, and operating results from capacity purchase agreements.

     

     

    American Traffic Results

      

    December

      

    Year to Date

     
      

    2013

    2012

    Change

      

    2013

    2012

    Change

     
               

    Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

             
     

    Domestic

    6,292,855

    6,210,656

    1.3

    %

     

    75,222,452

    75,206,608

    -

    %

     

       Atlantic

    1,465,682

    1,279,990

    14.5

    %

     

    18,507,004

    18,453,435

    0.3

    %

     

       Latin America

    2,605,114

    2,361,372

    10.3

    %

     

    26,800,334

    25,219,881

    6.3

    %

     

       Pacific

    609,028

    619,746

    (1.7)

    %

     

    7,882,915

    7,526,130

    4.7

    %

     

    International

    4,679,824

    4,261,108

    9.8

    %

     

    53,190,253

    51,199,446

    3.9

    %

     

    Mainline 

    10,972,679

    10,471,764

    4.8

    %

     

    128,412,705

    126,406,054

    1.6

    %

     

    Regional

    889,280

    830,101

    7.1

    %

     

    10,464,675

    10,213,998

    2.5

    %

     

    Total Revenue Passenger Miles

    11,861,959

    11,301,865

    5.0

    %

     

    138,877,380

    136,620,052

    1.7

    %

               

    Available Seat Miles (000)

             
     

    Domestic

    7,429,325

    7,608,991

    (2.4)

    %

     

    89,267,884

    89,853,411

    (0.7)

    %

     

       Atlantic

    1,753,495

    1,536,702

    14.1

    %

     

    22,084,539

    22,273,368

    (0.8)

    %

     

       Latin America

    3,234,118

    3,077,742

    5.1

    %

     

    33,546,424

    31,365,357

    7.0

    %

     

       Pacific

    704,779

    759,022

    (7.1)

    %

     

    9,600,509

    9,136,268

    5.1

    %

     

    International

    5,692,392

    5,373,466

    5.9

    %

     

    65,231,472

    62,774,993

    3.9

    %

     

    Mainline 

    13,121,717

    12,982,457

    1.1

    %

     

    154,499,356

    152,628,404

    1.2

    %

     

    Regional

    1,126,494

    1,115,195

    1.0

    %

     

    13,840,611

    13,595,449

    1.8

    %

     

    Total Available Seat Miles

    14,248,211

    14,097,652

    1.1

    %

     

    168,339,967

    166,223,853

    1.3

    %

               

    Load Factor (%)

             
     

    Domestic

    84.7

    81.6

    3.1

    pts

    84.3

    83.7

    0.6

    pts

     

       Atlantic

    83.6

    83.3

    0.3

    pts

    83.8

    82.8

    1.0

    pts

     

       Latin America

    80.6

    76.7

    3.9

    pts

    79.9

    80.4

    (0.5)

    pts

     

       Pacific

    86.4

    81.7

    4.7

    pts

    82.1

    82.4

    (0.3)

    pts

     

    International

    82.2

    79.3

    2.9

    pts

    81.5

    81.6

    (0.1)

    pts

     

    Mainline 

    83.6

    80.7

    2.9

    pts

    83.1

    82.8

    0.3

    pts

     

    Regional

    78.9

    74.4

    4.5

    pts

    75.6

    75.1

    0.5

    pts

     

    Total Load Factor

    83.3

    80.2

    3.1

    pts

    82.5

    82.2

    0.3

    pts

               

    Enplanements

             
     

    Mainline

    7,347,502

    7,220,907

    1.8

    %

     

    87,001,722

    86,464,899

    0.6

    %

     

    Regional

    1,804,011

    1,732,897

    4.1

    %

     

    21,733,693

    21,488,120

    1.1

    %

     

    Total Enplanements

    9,151,513

    8,953,804

    2.2

    %

     

    108,735,415

    107,953,019

    0.7

    %

               

    System Cargo Ton Miles (000)

    168,853

    149,505

    12.9

    %

     

    1,836,546

    1,761,430

    4.3

    %

               

    Notes:  

             

    1)

    Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic results.

      

    2)

    Latin America numbers include the Caribbean.

          

    3)

    Regional includes wholly owned subsidiaries and operating results from capacity purchase carriers.

    4)

    Beginning with the June 2013 traffic release, data includes charter services.

      

     

     

     

    US Airways Traffic Results

      

    December

      

    Year to Date

     
      

    2013

    2012

    Change

      

    2013

    2012

    Change

     
               

    Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

             
     

    Domestic

    4,224,334

    3,887,511

    8.7

    %

     

    49,053,852

    46,661,682

    5.1

    %

     

       Atlantic

    648,858

    650,433

    (0.2)

    %

     

    11,177,988

    10,740,555

    4.1

    %

     

       Latin America

    491,330

    433,224

    13.4

    %

     

    5,381,231

    5,032,860

    6.9

    %

     

       Pacific

    -

    -

    -

    %

     

    -

    -

    -

    %

     

    International

    1,140,188

    1,083,657

    5.2

    %

     

    16,559,219

    15,773,415

    5.0

    %

     

    Mainline 

    5,364,522

    4,971,168

    7.9

    %

     

    65,613,071

    62,435,097

    5.1

    %

     

    Regional

    920,983

    901,970

    2.1

    %

     

    11,049,600

    10,882,735

    1.5

    %

     

    Total Revenue Passenger Miles

    6,285,505

    5,873,138

    7.0

    %

     

    76,662,671

    73,317,832

    4.6

    %

               

    Available Seat Miles (000)

             
     

    Domestic

    4,818,098

    4,588,645

    5.0

    %

     

    56,956,308

    54,508,332

    4.5

    %

     

       Atlantic

    848,104

    849,256

    (0.1)

    %

     

    13,882,310

    13,604,210

    2.0

    %

     

       Latin America

    598,966

    547,321

    9.4

    %

     

    6,534,887

    6,098,561

    7.2

    %

     

       Pacific

    -

    -

    -

    %

     

    -

    -

    -

    %

     

    International

    1,447,070

    1,396,577

    3.6

    %

     

    20,417,197

    19,702,771

    3.6

    %

     

    Mainline 

    6,265,168

    5,985,222

    4.7

    %

     

    77,373,505

    74,211,103

    4.3

    %

     

    Regional

    1,152,724

    1,173,264

    (1.8)

    %

     

    14,200,264

    14,213,848

    (0.1)

    %

     

    Total Available Seat Miles

    7,417,892

    7,158,486

    3.6

    %

     

    91,573,769

    88,424,951

    3.6

    %

               

    Load Factor (%)

             
     

    Domestic

    87.7

    84.7

    3.0

    pts

    86.1

    85.6

    0.5

    pts

     

       Atlantic

    76.5

    76.6

    (0.1)

    pts

    80.5

    79.0

    1.5

    pts

     

       Latin America

    82.0

    79.2

    2.8

    pts

    82.3

    82.5

    (0.2)

    pts

     

       Pacific

    -

    -

    -

    pts

    -

    -

    -

    pts

     

    International

    78.8

    77.6

    1.2

    pts

    81.1

    80.1

    1.0

    pts

     

    Mainline 

    85.6

    83.1

    2.5

    pts

    84.8

    84.1

    0.7

    pts

     

    Regional

    79.9

    76.9

    3.0

    pts

    77.8

    76.6

    1.2

    pts

     

    Total Load Factor

    84.7

    82.0

    2.7

    pts

    83.7

    82.9

    0.8

    pts

               

    Enplanements

             
     

    Mainline

    4,798,226

    4,400,918

    9.0

    %

     

    56,745,758

    54,276,800

    4.5

    %

     

    Regional

    2,359,156

    2,300,856

    2.5

    %

     

    28,258,652

    28,269,320

    -

    %

     

    Total Enplanements

    7,157,382

    6,701,774

    6.8

    %

     

    85,004,410

    82,546,120

    3.0

    %

               

    System Cargo Ton Miles (000)

    31,413

    32,917

    (4.6)

    %

     

    370,136

    344,426

    7.5

    %

               

    Notes:  

             

    1)

    Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic results.

      

    2)

    Latin America numbers include the Caribbean.

          

    3)

    Regional includes wholly owned subsidiaries and operating results from capacity purchase carriers.

     

     

     

    Combined American and US Airways Traffic Results

      

    December

      

    Year to Date

     
      

    2013

    2012

    Change

      

    2013

    2012

    Change

     
               

    Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

             
     

    Domestic

    10,517,189

    10,098,167

    4.1

    %

     

    124,276,304

    121,868,290

    2.0

    %

     

    Atlantic

    2,114,540

    1,930,423

    9.5

    %

     

    29,684,992

    29,193,990

    1.7

    %

     

    Latin America

    3,096,444

    2,794,596

    10.8

    %

     

    32,181,565

    30,252,741

    6.4

    %

     

    Pacific

    609,028

    619,746

    (1.7)

    %

     

    7,882,915

    7,526,130

    4.7

    %

     

    International

    5,820,012

    5,344,765

    8.9

    %

     

    69,749,472

    66,972,861

    4.1

    %

     

    Mainline

    16,337,201

    15,442,932

    5.8

    %

     

    194,025,776

    188,841,151

    2.7

    %

     

    Regional

    1,810,263

    1,732,071

    4.5

    %

     

    21,514,275

    21,096,733

    2.0

    %

     

    Total Revenue Passenger Miles

    18,147,464

    17,175,003

    5.7

    %

     

    215,540,051

    209,937,884

    2.7

    %

               

    Available Seat Miles (000)

             
     

    Domestic

    12,247,423

    12,197,636

    0.4

    %

     

    146,224,192

    144,361,743

    1.3

    %

     

    Atlantic

    2,601,599

    2,385,958

    9.0

    %

     

    35,966,849

    35,877,578

    0.2

    %

     

    Latin America

    3,833,084

    3,625,063

    5.7

    %

     

    40,081,311

    37,463,918

    7.0

    %

     

    Pacific

    704,779

    759,022

    (7.1)

    %

     

    9,600,509

    9,136,268

    5.1

    %

     

    International

    7,139,462

    6,770,043

    5.5

    %

     

    85,648,669

    82,477,764

    3.8

    %

     

    Mainline

    19,386,885

    18,967,679

    2.2

    %

     

    231,872,861

    226,839,507

    2.2

    %

     

    Regional

    2,279,218

    2,288,459

    (0.4)

    %

     

    28,040,875

    27,809,297

    0.8

    %

     

    Total Available Seat Miles

    21,666,103

    21,256,138

    1.9

    %

     

    259,913,736

    254,648,804

    2.1

    %

               

    Load Factor (%)

             
     

    Domestic

    85.9

    82.8

    3.1

    pts

    85.0

    84.4

    0.6

    pts

     

    Atlantic

    81.3

    80.9

    0.4

    pts

    82.5

    81.4

    1.1

    pts

     

    Latin America

    80.8

    77.1

    3.7

    pts

    80.3

    80.8

    (0.5)

    pts

     

    Pacific

    86.4

    81.7

    4.7

    pts

    82.1

    82.4

    (0.3)

    pts

     

    International

    81.5

    78.9

    2.6

    pts

    81.4

    81.2

    0.2

    pts

     

    Mainline

    84.3

    81.4

    2.9

    pts

    83.7

    83.2

    0.5

    pts

     

    Regional

    79.4

    75.7

    3.7

    pts

    76.7

    75.9

    0.8

    pts

     

    Total Load Factor

    83.8

    80.8

    3.0

    pts

    82.9

    82.4

    0.5

    pts

               

    Enplanements

             
     

    Mainline

    12,145,728

    11,621,825

    4.5

    %

     

    143,747,480

    140,741,699

    2.1

    %

     

    Regional

    4,163,167

    4,033,753

    3.2

    %

     

    49,992,345

    49,757,440

    0.5

    %

     

    Total Enplanements

    16,308,895

    15,655,578

    4.2

    %

     

    193,739,825

    190,499,139

    1.7

    %

               

    System Cargo Ton Miles (000)

    200,266

    182,422

    9.8

    %

     

    2,206,682

    2,105,856

    4.8

    %

               

    Notes:

             

    1)

    Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic results.

      

    2)

    Latin America numbers include the Caribbean.

          

    3)

    Regional includes wholly owned subsidiaries and operating results from capacity purchase carriers.

     

    About American Airlines Group
    American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs allow members to earn and redeem miles for travel and everyday purchases as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members and members-elect serve 981 destinations with 14,244 daily flights to 151 countries. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines, and follow US Airways on Twitter @USAirways and at Facebook.com/USAirways.

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Information
    This document includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "plan," "project," "could," "should," "would," "continue," "seek," "target," "guidance," "outlook," "forecast" and other similar words. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the business combination transaction involving American Airlines Group Inc. (formerly named AMR Corporation) (the "Company") and US Airways Group, Inc. ("US Airways"), including future financial and operating results, the Company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, and other statements that are not historical facts.  These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current objectives, beliefs and expectations, and they are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and financial position and timing of certain events to differ materially from the information in the forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and financial position and timing of certain events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: the challenges and costs of integrating operations and achieving anticipated synergies; the effects of divestitures pursuant to the settlement with the Department of Justice and certain states; the price of, market for and potential market price volatility of the Company's common stock and preferred stock; the Company's significant liquidity requirements and substantial levels of indebtedness; the impact of significant operating losses in the future; downturns in economic conditions that adversely affect our business; the impact of the price and availability of fuel and significant disruptions in the supply of aircraft fuel; competitive practices in the industry, including the impact of industry consolidation; increased costs of financing, a reduction in the availability of financing and fluctuations in interest rates; the Company's high level of fixed obligations and ability to fund general corporate requirements, obtain additional financing and respond to competitive developments; any failure to comply with the liquidity covenants contained in financing arrangements; provisions in credit card processing and other commercial agreements that may affect the Company's liquidity; the impact of union disputes, employee strikes and other labor-related disruptions; the inability to maintain labor costs at competitive levels; interruptions or disruptions in service at one or more of the Company's hub airports; regulatory changes affecting the allocation of slots; the Company's reliance on third-party regional operators or third-party service providers; the Company's reliance on and costs, rights and functionality of third-party distribution channels, including those provided by global distribution systems, conventional travel agents and online travel agents; the impact of extensive government regulation; the impact of heavy taxation; the impact of changes to the Company's business model; the loss of key personnel or inability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the impact of conflicts overseas or terrorist attacks, and the impact of ongoing security concerns; the Company's ability to operate and grow its route network; the impact of environmental regulation; the Company's reliance on technology and automated systems and the impact of any failure or disruption of, or delay in, these technologies or systems; costs of ongoing data security compliance requirements and the impact of any significant data security breach; the impact of any accident involving the Company's aircraft or the aircraft of its regional operators; delays in scheduled aircraft deliveries or other loss of anticipated fleet capacity; the Company's dependence on a limited number of suppliers for aircraft, aircraft engines and parts; the impact of changing economic and other conditions and seasonality of the Company's business; the impact of possible future increases in insurance costs or reductions in available insurance coverage; the impact of global events that affect travel behavior, such as an outbreak of a contagious disease; the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; the Company's ability to use NOLs and certain other tax attributes; and other economic, business, competitive, and/or regulatory factors affecting the Company's business, including those set forth in the filings of US Airways and the Company with the SEC, especially in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of their respective annual reports on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and other SEC filings. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof or as of the dates indicated in the statements. The Company does not assume any obligation to publicly update or supplement any forward-looking statement to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

    SOURCE American Airlines Group

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