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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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