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American Airlines Reports April Traffic 2008

American Airlines, the world's largest airline, reported an April load factor of 80.1 percent -- a decline of 2.0 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic decreased 6.6 percent year over year and capacity decreased 4.3 percent, driven in large part by MD-80 inspection cancellations in early April.

Domestic traffic decreased 8.4 percent year over year on 5.9 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 3.1 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 1.5 percent.

American boarded 7.5 million passengers in April.

About American Airlines

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Detailed traffic and capacity data are on the following pages.   



AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES
     
  April
Revenue Passenger Miles 20082007Change
System 10,787,24411,547,163-6.6%
 D.O.T. Domestic6,921,9747,559,179-8.4%
 International3,865,2703,987,985-3.1%
 Atlantic1,588,2511,677,253-5.3%
 Latin America1,849,4881,873,469-1.3%
  Pacific427,531437,263-2.2%
     
Available Seat Miles (000)  
System 13,459,15914,061,576-4.3%
 D.O.T. Domestic8,425,6408,949,620-5.9%
 International5,033,5195,111,956-1.5%
 Atlantic1,982,1762,080,295-4.7%
 Latin America2,505,3562,471,3681.4%
 Pacific545,987560,294-2.6%
Load Factor    
System 80.1%82.1%(2.0) Pts
 D.O.T. Domestic82.2%84.5%(2.3) Pts
 International76.8%78.0%(1.2) Pts
 Atlantic80.1%80.6%(0.5) Pts
 Latin America73.8%75.8%(2.0) Pts
 Pacific78.3%78.0%0.3 Pts
Passengers Boarded 7,543,0518,201,916-8.0%
System Cargo Ton Miles (000) 175,301181,858-3.6%
     
AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES
     
  Year-to-Date April
Revenue Passenger Miles 20082007Change
System 43,269,80544,113,668-1.9%
 D.O.T. Domestic27,609,54128,900,285-4.5%
 International15,660,26415,213,3842.9%
 Atlantic5,639,6435,617,6370.4%
 Latin America8,273,6137,801,2896.1%
 Pacific1,747,0081,794,458-2.6%
Available Seat Miles (000)  
System 54,503,94855,742,445-2.2%
 D.O.T. Domestic34,245,10435,750,274-4.2%
  International20,258,84419,992,1701.3%
 Atlantic7,479,7217,490,110-0.1%
 Latin America10,622,26510,288,2513.2%
 Pacific2,156,8582,213,809-2.6%
Load Factor    
System 79.4%79.1%0.3 Pts
 D.O.T. Domestic80.6%80.8%(0.2) Pts
 International77.3%76.1%1.2 Pts
 Atlantic75.4%75.0%0.4 Pts
  Latin America77.9%75.8%2.1
 Pacific81.0%81.1%(0.1) Pts
Passengers Boarded 30,593,58031,506,270-2.9%
System Cargo Ton Miles (000) 680,222705,570-3.6%

First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

SOURCE: American Airlines

CONTACT: Tim Wagner, Corporate Communications of American Airlines,
+1-817-967-1577, corp.comm@aa.com

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