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    American Airlines Reports April Traffic 2009

    American Airlines reported an April load factor of 81.3 percent, an increase of 1.2 points versus the same period last year.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported an April load factor of 81.3 percent, an increase of 1.2 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 4.7 percent and capacity decreased 6.1 percent year over year.

    Domestic traffic decreased 6.1 percent year over year on 8.2 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 2.1 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 2.5 percent.

    American boarded 7.2 million passengers in April.

    Detailed traffic and capacity data follow.
     

    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

      March
      20092008CHANGE
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 644,432681,829(5.5) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES595,885635,565(6.2)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES48,54646,2644.9
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 887,719963,257(7.8)%
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES808,144886,578(8.8)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES79,57576,6793.8
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 72.670.81.8 PTS
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES73.771.72.0
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES61.060.30.7
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 1,545,3141,639,186(5.7) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES1,308,3001,423,142(8.1)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES237,014216,0449.7
         
      Year-To-Date
      20092008Change
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 2,331,6542,610,110(10.7) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES2,160,8142,422,334(10.8)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES170,840187,775(9.0)
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 3,435,0153,750,325(8.4) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES3,122,8573,433,104(9.0)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES312,158317,221(1.6)
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 67.969.6(1.7) PTS
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES69.270.6(1.4)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES54.759.2(4.5)
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 5,624,6236,290,632(10.6) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES4,778,1425,418,301(11.8)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES846,481872,331(3.0)

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    SOURCE: American Airlines

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