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American Airlines Reports August Traffic

American Airlines reported an August load factor of 85.3 percent, an increase of 0.7 points versus the same period last year.

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines reported an August load factor of 85.3 percent, an increase of 0.7 points versus the same period last year. Capacity decreased 1.2 percent, while traffic was 0.4 percent lower year-over-year.

International traffic increased by 3.0 percent on a capacity increase of 1.1 percent, resulting in an increase in international load factor of 1.5 points versus August of last year. Domestic load factor increased 0.2 points year-over-year, as capacity and traffic decreased by 2.8 and 2.6 percent year-over-year respectively. American boarded 7.6 million passengers in August.

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.


AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES




August







2011


2010


CHANGE


REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)








SYSTEM

11,464,063


11,507,879


-0.4

%



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

6,789,667


6,967,569


-2.6




INTERNATIONAL

4,674,396


4,540,310


3.0




ATLANTIC

1,943,662


1,895,834


2.5




LATIN AMERICA

2,031,057


2,078,050


-2.3




PACIFIC

699,677


566,426


23.5


AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)








SYSTEM

13,445,622


13,607,271


-1.2

%



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

7,883,235


8,106,382


-2.8




INTERNATIONAL

5,562,387


5,500,889


1.1




ATLANTIC

2,233,527


2,256,780


-1.0




LATIN AMERICA

2,481,823


2,560,923


-3.1




PACIFIC

847,037


683,187


24.0


LOAD FACTOR








SYSTEM

85.3

%

84.6

%

0.7

Pts



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

86.1


86.0


0.2




INTERNATIONAL

84.0


82.5


1.5




ATLANTIC

87.0


84.0


3.0




LATIN AMERICA

81.8


81.1


0.7




PACIFIC

82.6


82.9


-0.3


PASSENGERS BOARDED

7,645,257


7,714,143


-0.9

%










SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)  

142,151


156,615


-9.2

%





AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES




YEAR-TO-DATE August





2011


2010


CHANGE


REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)








SYSTEM

85,573,990


84,386,909


1.4

%



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

51,609,901


52,231,072


-1.2




INTERNATIONAL

33,964,089


32,155,836


5.6




ATLANTIC

12,774,609


12,578,179


1.6




LATIN AMERICA

16,517,821


15,559,039


6.2




PACIFIC

4,671,659


4,018,618


16.3


AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)








SYSTEM

104,379,041


102,609,911


1.7

%



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

61,917,519


62,495,552


-0.9




INTERNATIONAL

42,461,522


40,114,359


5.9




ATLANTIC

16,085,437


15,574,307


3.3




LATIN AMERICA

20,378,307


19,764,767


3.1




PACIFIC

5,997,778


4,775,285


25.6


LOAD FACTOR








SYSTEM

82.0

%

82.2

%

-0.3

Pts



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

83.4


83.6


-0.2




INTERNATIONAL

80.0


80.2


-0.2




ATLANTIC

79.4


80.8


-1.3




LATIN AMERICA

81.1


78.7


2.3




PACIFIC

77.9


84.2


-6.3


PASSENGERS BOARDED

58,137,372


58,127,469


0

%










SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)  

1,193,421


1,244,543


-4.1

%




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SOURCE American Airlines

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