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    American Airlines Reports December Traffic

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines reported a December load factor of 80.8 percent, an increase of 0.2 points versus the same period last year. Capacity was lower by 1.2 percent, while traffic was lower 0.9 percent year-over-year.

    International traffic increased 3.7 percent relative to last year as capacity increased 3.4 percent, resulting in an increase in international load factor of 0.2 points versus December of last year. Domestic load factor was 81.1 percent, an increase of 0.2 points year-over-year. Domestic capacity and traffic were lower by 4.2 and 3.9 percent year-over-year respectively.

    American boarded 7.0 million passengers in December.

    Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.


     

    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

     

     

     

     

    December

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2011

     

    2010

     

    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    10,232,953

     

    10,330,411

     

    -0.9

    %

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    6,064,211

     

    6,308,823

     

    -3.9

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    4,168,742

     

    4,021,588

     

    3.7

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    1,347,171

     

    1,286,066

     

    4.8

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    2,250,331

     

    2,209,850

     

    1.8

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    571,240

     

    525,671

     

    8.7

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    12,659,412

     

    12,816,380

     

    -1.2

    %

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    7,481,581

     

    7,807,374

     

    -4.2

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    5,177,831

     

    5,009,006

     

    3.4

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    1,656,760

     

    1,577,620

     

    5.0

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    2,820,943

     

    2,775,208

     

    1.6

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    700,128

     

    656,178

     

    6.7

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    80.8

    %

    80.6

    %

    0.2

    Pts

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    81.1

     

    80.8

     

    0.2

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    80.5

     

    80.3

     

    0.2

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    81.3

     

    81.5

     

    -0.2

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    79.8

     

    79.6

     

    0.1

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    81.6

     

    80.1

     

    1.5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

    7,006,671

     

    7,136,809

     

    -1.8

    %

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

    143,818

     

    151,652

     

    -5.2

    %

    Note: All load factor numbers rounded to nearest tenth of a percent.

     


    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

     

     

     

     

    YEAR-TO-DATE December

     

     

     

     

    2011

     

    2010

     

    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    126,443,572

     

    125,446,318

     

    0.8

    %

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    76,254,540

     

    77,237,597

     

    -1.3

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    50,189,032

     

    48,208,721

     

    4.1

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    19,062,371

     

    18,843,743

     

    1.2

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    24,235,271

     

    23,191,425

     

    4.5

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    6,891,390

     

    6,173,554

     

    11.6

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    154,254,293

     

    153,180,417

     

    0.7

    %

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    91,600,505

     

    93,134,554

     

    -1.6

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    62,653,788

     

    60,045,864

     

    4.3

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    23,834,431

     

    23,231,448

     

    2.6

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    29,991,357

     

    29,406,019

     

    2.0

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    8,828,000

     

    7,408,397

     

    19.2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    82

    %

    81.9

    %

    0.1

    Pts

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    83.2

     

    82.9

     

    0.3

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    80.1

     

    80.3

     

    -0.2

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    80

     

    81.1

     

    -1.1

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    80.8

     

    78.9

     

    1.9

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    78.1

     

    83.3

     

    -5.3

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

    86,040,135

     

    86,129,130

     

    -0.1

    %

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

    1,782,922

     

    1,885,742

     

    -5.5

    %

    Note: All load factor numbers rounded to nearest tenth of a percent.

     


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    American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, 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 and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

    AMR Corporation, and certain of its United States-based subsidiaries, including American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation, on Nov. 29 filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. More information about the Chapter 11 filing is available on the Internet at http://aa.com/restructuring.

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