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    American Airlines Reports August Traffic

    American Airlines reported that August traffic increased 3.1 percent versus the same period last year.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported that August traffic increased 3.1 percent versus the same period last year. Capacity increased by 3.2 percent year over year, resulting in a load factor of 84.6 percent, which was within 0.1 points of last year's load factor.

    Domestic traffic increased 0.6 percent year over year on 0.8 percent more capacity. International traffic increased by 7.1 percent relative to last year on a capacity increase of 7.0 percent.

    American boarded 7.7 million passengers in August.

    Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.


    AMERICAN AIRLINES
    PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    (excludes charter services)

      August
      20102009CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 11,512,21311,170,3593.1 %
     D.O.T Domestic6,969,2276,928,7170.6
     International4,542,9864,241,6437.1
     Atlantic1,895,8231,867,0161.5
     Latin America2,080,7501,908,2429.0
     Pacific566,413466,38521.4
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 13,614,38013,191,3903.2 %
     D.O.T. Domestic8,109,5088,044,8870.8
     International5,504,8725,146,5037.0
     Atlantic2,256,7542,246,6730.4
     Latin America2,564,8482,319,59210.6
     Pacific683,270580,23817.8
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 84.684.7-0.1 pts
     D.O.T. Domestic85.986.1-0.2
     International82.582.40.1
     Atlantic8483.10.9
     Latin America81.182.3-1.1
     Pacific82.980.42.5
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 7,712,8547,723,404-0.1 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 156,570137,91313.5 %
         
      Year-To-Date August
      20102009Change
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 84,391,24382,972,5801.7 %
     D.O.T. Domestic52,232,73052,103,0550.2
     International32,158,51330,869,5254.2
     Atlantic12,578,16812,540,3890.3
     Latin America15,561,73914,728,9535.7
     Pacific4,018,6053,600,18311.6
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 102,617,020102,875,431-0.3 %
     D.O.T. Domestic62,498,67862,579,059-0.1
     International40,118,34240,296,373-0.4
     Atlantic15,574,28216,253,632-4.2
     Latin America19,768,69219,493,6601.4
     Pacific4,775,3684,549,0815.0
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 82.280.71.6 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic83.683.30.3
     International80.276.63.6
     Atlantic80.877.23.6
     Latin America78.775.63.2
     Pacific84.279.15.0
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 58,126,18058,313,835-0.3 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES 1,244,4981,044,08219.2 %

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    SOURCE American Airlines

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