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    American Airlines Reports December Traffic

    American Airlines reported a December load factor of 79.2 percent, an increase of 0.4 point versus the same period last year.

    American Airlines reported a December load factor of 79.2 percent, an increase of 0.4 point versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 8.2 percent and capacity decreased 8.6 percent year over year.

    Domestic traffic decreased 9.6 percent year over year on 11.8 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 5.7 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 3.2 percent.

    American boarded 7.3 million passengers in December.
     

    AMERICAN AIRLINES
    PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    (excludes charter services)

      March
      20082007CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 10,320,56111,237,764-8.2%
     D.O.T Domestic6,416,0397,095,430-9.6
     International3,904,5224,142,334-5.7
     Atlantic1,471,1431,598,295-8.0
     Latin America1,980,2422,088,718-5.2
     Pacific453,137455,321-0.5
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 13,030,68414,253,769-8.6 %
     D.O.T. Domestic7,924,0828,980,955-11.8
     International5,106,6025,272,814-3.2
     Atlantic1,873,3291,962,879-4.6
     Latin America2,669,2982,731,753-2.3
     Pacific563,975578,182-2.5
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 79.278.80.4 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic81.079.02.0
     International76.578.6-2.1
     Atlantic78.581.4-2.9
     Latin America74.276.5-2.3
     Pacific80.378.81.6
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 7,277,1737,923,725-8.2%
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 134,673179,969-25.2%
         
      Year-To-Date December
      20082007Change
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 131,730,196138,420,711-4.8 %
     D.O.T. Domestic83,288,03289,861,756-7.3
     International48,442,16448,558,955-0.2
     Atlantic19,342,73720,012,548-3.3
     Latin America23,587,85522,939,3612.8
     Pacific5,511,5735,607,047-1.7
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 163,491,258169,861,601-3.8 %
     D.O.T. Domestic101,816,192108,523,067-6.2
     International61,675,06661,338,5340.5
     Atlantic24,598,29524,951,564-1.4
     Latin America30,340,73129,621,5862.4
     Pacific6,736,0416,765,385-0.4
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 80.681.2-0.9 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic81.882.8-1.0
     International78.579.2-0.6
     Atlantic78.680.2-1.6
     Latin America77.777.40.3
     Pacific81.882.9-1.1
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 92,770,94098,165,082-5.5 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES 2,005,2302,122,031-5.5 %

    First Call Analyst:

    FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

    SOURCE: American Airlines

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

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