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    American Airlines Reports August Traffic

    American Airlines, the world's largest airline, reported an August load factor of 85.0 percent -- an increase of 3.0 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic increased 0.4 percent year over year as capacity decreased 3.1 percent.

    Domestic traffic increased 1.5 percent year over year on 3.4 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 1.6 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 2.6 percent.

    American boarded 8.8 million passengers in August.

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    AMERICAN AIRLINES
    PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    (excludes charter services)

      August
      20082007CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 12,525,42012,474,4480.4 %
     D.O.T Domestic8,077,6277,954,8351.5
     International4,447,7934,519,613-1.6
     Atlantic1,921,1781,908,1790.7
     Latin America2,039,2121,994,5752.2
     Pacific487,403616,859-21.0
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 14,736,68015,211,699-3.1%
     D.O.T. Domestic9,316,7349,645,767-3.4
     International5,419,9465,565,932-2.6
     Atlantic2,315,0552,293,1591.0
     Latin America2,525,1472,515,4810.4
     Pacific579,744757,293-23.4
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 85.082.03.0 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic86.782.54.2
     International82.181.20.9
     Atlantic83.083.2-0.2
     Latin America80.879.31.5
     Pacific84.181.52.6
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 8,809,9138,528,6613.3%
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 169,558179,528-5.6%
         
      Year-To-Date August
      20072006Change
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 93,668,20895,612,171-2.0 %
     D.O.T. Domestic61,065,07962,402,896-2.1
     International32,603,13033,209,275-1.8
     Atlantic13,277,32513,662,536-2.8
     Latin America15,575,35515,175,0812.6
     Pacific3,750,4494,371,658-14.2
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 113,752,587117,796,416-3.4%
     D.O.T. Domestic72,539,77675,357,926-3.7
     International41,212,81142,438,490-2.9
     Atlantic16,647,46016,848,115-1.2
     Latin America20,073,85720,013,1070.3
     Pacific4,491,4945,577,268-19.5
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 82.381.21.1 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic84.282.81.4
     International79.178.30.8
     Atlantic79.881.1-1.3
     Latin America77.675.81.8
     Pacific83.578.45.1
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 66,556,33467,264,144-1.1%
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES 1,401,6611452723-3.5%

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

    SOURCE: American Airlines, Inc.

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

    Web site: http://www.aa.com/

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