American Airlines, the world's largest airline, reported a December load factor of 78.8 percent -- a decrease of 0.3 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic decreased 1.0 percent year over year as capacity decreased 0.7 percent.
Domestic traffic decreased 4.1 percent year over year on 2.6 percent less capacity. International traffic increased by 4.8 percent relative to last year on a capacity increase of 2.9 percent.
American boarded 7.9 million passengers in December. 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 and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.
COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
|REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)|
|AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)|
|PASSENGERS BOARDED||7,920,465||8,065,602||-1.8 %|
|SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)||179,648||190,714||-5.8 %|
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