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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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