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American Airlines Reports April Traffic

American Airlines reported an April load factor of 82.0 percent, an increase of 0.7 points versus the same period last year.

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported an April load factor of 82.0 percent, an increase of 0.7 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 1.3 percent and capacity decreased 2.1 percent year over year.

Domestic traffic increased 0.2 percent year over year on 0.2 percent more capacity. International traffic decreased by 3.9 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 5.7 percent. The decline in International traffic and capacity in April was a result of the partial closure of European airspace due to volcanic ash.

American boarded 7.1 million passengers in April.

Detailed traffic and capacity data are on the following pages.


AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

 
   

April

    
   

2010

 

2009

 

CHANGE

 

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

       
 

SYSTEM

 

10,151,086

 

10,283,773

 

(1.3)

%

 
  

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

6,515,352

 

6,499,697

 

0.2

  
  

INTERNATIONAL

3,635,734

 

3,784,076

 

(3.9)

  
  

ATLANTIC

1,351,972

 

1,570,915

 

(13.9)

  
  

LATIN AMERICA

1,824,048

 

1,776,211

 

2.7

  
  

PACIFIC

459,714

 

436,950

 

5.2

  

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

       
 

SYSTEM

 

12,377,945

 

12,643,995

 

(2.1)

%

 
  

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

7,749,741

 

7,734,631

 

0.2

  
  

INTERNATIONAL

4,628,204

 

4,909,363

 

(5.7)

  
  

ATLANTIC

1,687,261

 

1,966,853

 

(14.2)

  
  

LATIN AMERICA

2,382,850

 

2,378,094

 

0.2

  
  

PACIFIC

558,093

 

564,416

 

(1.1)

  

LOAD FACTOR

       
 

SYSTEM

 

82.0

%

81.3

%

0.7

Pts

 
  

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

84.1

 

84

0

0.0

  
  

INTERNATIONAL

78.6

 

77.1

 

1.5

  
  

ATLANTIC

80.1

 

79.9

 

0.3

  
  

LATIN AMERICA

76.5

 

74.7

 

1.9

  
  

PACIFIC

82.4

 

77.4

 

5.0

  

PASSENGERS BOARDED

7,146,276

 

7,241,987

 

(1.3)

%

 
          

SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

149,704

 

127,935

 

17.0

%

 
  
         

 

AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

 
   

YEAR-TO-DATE April

   
   

2010

 

2009

 

CHANGE

 

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

       
 

SYSTEM

 

38,844,379

 

38,871,497

 

(0.1)

%

 
  

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

24,512,713

 

24,567,434

 

(0.2)

  
  

INTERNATIONAL

14,331,666

 

14,304,063

 

0.2

  
  

ATLANTIC

4,914,580

 

5,151,788

 

(4.6)

  
  

LATIN AMERICA

7,608,326

 

7,435,986

 

2.3

  
  

PACIFIC

1,808,760

 

1,716,289

 

5.4

  

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

       
 

SYSTEM

 

49,213,421

 

50,418,684

 

(2.4)

%

 
  

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

30,586,096

 

30,789,770

 

(0.7)

  
  

INTERNATIONAL

18,627,326

 

19,628,914

 

(5.1)

  
  

ATLANTIC

6,688,040

 

7,259,739

 

(7.9)

  
  

LATIN AMERICA

9,734,432

 

10,125,591

 

(3.9)

  
  

PACIFIC

2,204,853

 

2,243,584

 

(1.7)

  

LOAD FACTOR

       
 

SYSTEM

 

78.9

%

77.1

%

1.8

Pts

 
  

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

80.1

 

79.8

 

0.4

  
  

INTERNATIONAL

76.9

 

72.9

 

4.1

  
  

ATLANTIC

73.5

 

71.0

 

2.5

  
  

LATIN AMERICA

78.2

 

73.4

 

4.7

  
  

PACIFIC

82.0

 

76.5

 

5.5

  

PASSENGERS BOARDED

27,315,763

 

27,574,956

 

(0.9)

%

 
          

SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

596,764

 

498,571

 

19.7

%

 
  
         

 

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