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    American Airlines Reports August Traffic

    American Airlines, the world's largest airline, reported a August load factor of 83.5 percent, a decline of 1.5 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 2.9 percent and capacity decreased 1.1 percent year over year.

    Domestic traffic decreased 5.6 percent year over year on 2.9 percent less capacity. International traffic increased by 2.1 percent relative to last year on a capacity increase of 2.0 percent.

    American boarded 8.4 million passengers in August. 

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
     

    AMERICAN AIRLINES
    PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    (excludes charter services)

      August
      20082007CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 12,164,51912,522,034-2.9 %
     D.O.T Domestic7,629,1308,080,597-5.6
     International4,535,3894,441,4372.1
     Atlantic1,891,1071,921,167-1.6
     Latin America2,159,1112,032,8706.2
     Pacific485,171487,399-0.5
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 14,565,34914,731,849-1.1 %
     D.O.T. Domestic9,047,9699,320,971-2.9
     International5,517,3805,410,8782.0
     Atlantic2,281,6802,314,917-1.4
     Latin America2,653,0362,516,2765.4
     Pacific582,664579,6850.5
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 83.585.0-1.5Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic84.386.7-2.4
     International82.282.10.1
     Atlantic82.983.0-0.1
     Latin America81.480.80.6
     Pacific83.384.1-0.8
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 8,438,6268,811,129-4.2 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 170,481169,5270.6 %
         
      Year-To-Date March
      20082007Change
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 91,507,90593,664,822-2.3 %
     D.O.T. Domestic58,252,37061,068,0484.6
     International33,255,53532,596,7732.0
     Atlantic13,083,82113,277,315-1.5
     Latin America16,462,00115,569,0135.7
     Pacific3,709,7123,750,446-1.1
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 111,847,004113,747,756-1.7 %
     D.O.T. Domestic70,019,07572,544,013-3.5
     International41,827,92841,203,7431.5
     Atlantic16,522,38916,647,323-0.8
     Latin America20,845,00320,064,9863.9
     Pacific4,460,5364,491,434-0.7
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 81.882.3-0.5 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic83.284.2-1.0
     International79.579.10.4
     Atlantic79.279.8-0.6
     Latin America79.077.61.4
     Pacific83.283.5-0.3
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 64,572,23866,557,550-3.0%
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES 1,388,1641,401,630-1.0%

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

    SOURCE: American Airlines, Inc.

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

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