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    American Airlines Reports December Traffic

    American Airlines reported that December traffic increased 1.8 percent and capacity increased 1.8 percent year over year.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines reported that December traffic increased 1.8 percent and capacity increased 1.8 percent year over year.  December load factor was 80.6 percent, matching the same period last year.  Domestic traffic increased 0.5 percent year over year on 0.4 percent more capacity. International traffic increased by 3.9 percent relative to last year on a capacity increase of 4.0 percent.

    American boarded 7.1 million passengers in December.

    Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES



    December





    2010


    2009


    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)








    SYSTEM

    10,333,602


    10,154,332


    1.8

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    6,310,233


    6,280,883


    0.5




    INTERNATIONAL

    4,023,369


    3,873,449


    3.9




    ATLANTIC

    1,286,057


    1,412,643


    -9.0




    LATIN AMERICA

    2,211,647


    2,005,121


    10.3




    PACIFIC

    525,665


    455,685


    15.4









    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)








    SYSTEM

    12,820,622


    12,599,508


    1.8

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    7,809,569


    7,780,144


    0.4




    INTERNATIONAL

    5,011,053


    4,819,364


    4.0




    ATLANTIC

    1,577,632


    1,698,326


    -7.1




    LATIN AMERICA

    2,777,192


    2,556,742


    8.6




    PACIFIC

    656,229


    564,296


    16.3









    LOAD FACTOR








    SYSTEM

    80.6

    %

    80.6

    %

    0

    Pts



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    80.8


    80.7


    0.1




    INTERNATIONAL

    80.3


    80.4


    -0.1




    ATLANTIC

    81.5


    83.2


    -1.7




    LATIN AMERICA

    79.6


    78.4


    1.2




    PACIFIC

    80.1


    80.8


    -0.6









    PASSENGERS BOARDED

    7,135,049


    7,076,938


    0.8

    %










    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

    151,632


    151,703


    0

    %




    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES



    YEAR-TO-DATE  December





    2010


    2009


    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)








    SYSTEM

    125,449,510


    122,375,278


    2.5

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    77,239,007


    76,722,517


    0.7




    INTERNATIONAL

    48,210,503


    45,652,761


    5.6




    ATLANTIC

    18,843,734


    18,570,643


    1.5




    LATIN AMERICA

    23,193,221


    21,744,513


    6.7




    PACIFIC

    6,173,548


    5,337,605


    15.7









    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)








    SYSTEM

    153,184,659


    151,709,372


    1.0

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    93,136,748


    92,924,678


    0.2




    INTERNATIONAL

    60,047,911


    58,784,695


    2.1




    ATLANTIC

    23,231,460


    23,675,751


    -1.9




    LATIN AMERICA

    29,408,003


    28,363,559


    3.7




    PACIFIC

    7,408,448


    6,745,384


    9.8









    LOAD FACTOR








    SYSTEM

    81.9

    %

    80.7

    %

    1.2

    Pts



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    82.9


    82.6


    0.4




    INTERNATIONAL

    80.3


    77.7


    2.6




    ATLANTIC

    81.1


    78.4


    2.7




    LATIN AMERICA

    78.9


    76.7


    2.2




    PACIFIC

    83.3


    79.1


    4.2









    PASSENGERS BOARDED

    86,127,370


    85,720,496


    0.5

    %










    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

    1,885,722


    1,656,094


    13.9

    %




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