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    American Airlines Reports December Traffic

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported a December load factor of 80.6 percent, an increase of 1.4 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 1.6 percent and capacity decreased 3.3 percent year over year.

    Domestic traffic decreased 2.1 percent year over year on 1.8 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 0.7 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 5.6 percent.

    American boarded 7.1 million passengers in December.


    AMERICAN AIRLINES
    PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    (excludes charter services)

      December
      20092008CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 10,155,82110,316,401-1.6 %
     D.O.T Domestic6,281,8216,413,912-2.1
     International3,874,0003,902,489-0.7
     Atlantic1,412,6221,471,923-4.0
     Latin America2,005,6991,977,4251.4
     Pacific455,679453,1420.6
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 12,600,61813,026,030-3.3 %
     D.O.T. Domestic7,780,6767,922,158-1.8
     International4,819,9425,103,872-5.6
     Atlantic1,698,2711,874,362-9.4
     Latin America2,557,3342,665,581-4.1
     Pacific564,337563,9290.1
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 80.679.21.4 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic80.781.0-0.2
     International80.476.53.9
     Atlantic83.278.54.7
     Latin America78.474.24.2
     Pacific80.780.40.4
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 7,075,1587,278,277-2.8%
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 151,736134,81812.5%
         
      Year-To-Date December
      20092008Change
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 122,376,766131,726,036-7.1%
     D.O.T. Domestic76,723,45483,285,905-7.9
     International45,653,31248,440,132-5.8
     Atlantic18,570,62219,343,517-4.0
     Latin America21,745,09123,585,038-7.8
     Pacific5,337,5995,511,577-3.2
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 151,710,482163,486,604-7.2%
     D.O.T. Domestic92,925,210101,814,268-8.7
     International58,785,27261,672,336-4.7
     Atlantic23,675,69624,599,328-3.8
     Latin America28,364,15130,337,013-6.5
     Pacific6,745,4256,735,9940.1
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 80.780.60.1 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic82.681.80.8
     International77.778.5-0.9
     Atlantic78.478.6-0.2
     Latin America76.777.7-1.1
     Pacific79.181.8-2.7
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 85,718,71692,772,044-7.6%
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES 1,656,1282,005,375-17.4%

     

    SOURCE: American Airlines

    Web site: http://www.aa.com/

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