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American Airlines Reports February Traffic

American Airlines reported a February load factor of 73.9 percent, a decrease of 2.9 points versus the same period last year.

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported a February load factor of 73.9 percent, a decrease of 2.9 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 13.5 percent and capacity decreased 10.1 percent year over year.

Domestic traffic decreased 13.7 percent year over year on 12.4 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 13.2 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 6.3 percent.

American boarded 6.2 million passengers in February.


AMERICAN AIRLINES
PASSENGER DIVISION

COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
(excludes charter services)

  February
  20092008CHANGE
REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 8.626,9909.978,738-13.5 %
 D.O.T Domestic5,554,9686,439,362-13.7
 International3,072,0223,539,377-13.2
 Atlantic1,008,7491,182,505-14.7
 Latin America1,698,2501,959,697-13.3
 Pacific365,023397,174-8.1
     
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 11,669,97212,983,662-10.1 %
 D.O.T. Domestic7,161,9018,172,293-12.4
 International4,508,0714,811,369-6.3
 Atlantic1,608,7381,726,113-6.8
 Latin America2,381,0702,573,912-7.5
 Pacific518,263511,3431.4
     
LOAD FACTOR    
SYSTEM 73.976.9-2.9 Pts
 D.O.T. Domestic77.678.8-1.2
 International68.173.6-5.4
 Atlantic62.768.5-5.8
 Latin America71.376.1-4.8
 Pacific70.477.7-7.2
     
PASSENGERS BOARDED 6,209,2487,139,433-13.0 %
SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 117,026166,270-29.6 %
     
  Year-To-Date February
  20092008Change
REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 18,265,11620,892,608-12.6 %
 D.O.T. Domestic11,450,96913,289,184-13.8
 International6,814,1477,603,424-10.4
 Atlantic2,245,7752,533,762-11.4
 Latin America3,755,7194,211,856-10.8
 Pacific812,653857,805-5.3
     
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 24,735,41527,236,103-9.2 %
 D.O.T. Domestic15,061,79217,113,955-12.0
 International9,673,62310,122,148-4.4
 Atlantic3,440,6803,632,790-5.3
 Latin America5,136,7735,402,593-4.9
 Pacific1,096,1701,086,7650.9
     
LOAD FACTOR    
SYSTEM 73.876.7-2.9 Pts
 D.O.T. Domestic76.077.7-1.6
 International70.475.1-4.7
 Atlantic65.369.7-4.5
 Latin America73.178.0-4.8
 Pacific74.178.9-12.9
     
PASSENGERS BOARDED 12,905,88614,809,161-12.9 %
SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES 237,570330,879-28.2 %

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