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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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