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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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SOURCE American Airlines

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