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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.

 


About American Airlines
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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