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American Airlines Reports February Traffic

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines reported a February load factor of 75.8 percent, an increase of 1.0 point versus the same period last year. Traffic increased 6.0 percent and capacity increased 4.7 percent year-over-year.

Domestic load factor was 78.1 percent, an increase of 0.9 point year-over-year. Domestic traffic increased 4.4 percent year-over-year on 3.2 percent more capacity. International traffic increased by 8.6 percent relative to last year on a capacity increase of 6.9 percent, resulting in an increase in international load factor of 1.2 points versus February of last year.

American boarded 6.4 million passengers in February.

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

 

February

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

CHANGE

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM

9,148,610

 

8,629,580

 

6.0

%

 

 

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

5,575,863

 

5,341,205

 

4.4

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

3,572,747

 

3,288,375

 

8.6

 

 

 

ATLANTIC

1,004,065

 

929,600

 

8.0

 

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

2,055,698

 

1,916,161

 

7.3

 

 

 

PACIFIC

512,984

 

442,614

 

15.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM

12,070,858

 

11,534,105

 

4.7

%

 

 

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

7,136,442

 

6,917,092

 

3.2

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

4,934,416

 

4,617,013

 

6.9

 

 

 

ATLANTIC

1,529,541

 

1,501,025

 

1.9

 

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

2,677,123

 

2,505,766

 

6.8

 

 

 

PACIFIC

727,752

 

610,222

 

19.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOAD FACTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM

75.8

%

74.8

%

1.0

Pts

 

 

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

78.1

 

77.2

 

0.9

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

72.4

 

71.2

 

1.2

 

 

 

ATLANTIC

65.6

 

61.9

 

3.7

 

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

76.8

 

76.5

 

0.3

 

 

 

PACIFIC

70.5

 

72.5

 

-2.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PASSENGERS BOARDED

6,412,853

 

5,979,662

 

7.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

140,598

 

138,416

 

1.6

%

 

 

AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

 

YEAR-TO-DATE February

 

 

 

2012

 

2011

 

CHANGE

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM

19,151,490

 

18,497,644

 

3.5

%

 

 

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

11,395,476

 

11,226,033

 

1.5

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

7,756,013

 

7,271,611

 

6.7

 

 

 

ATLANTIC

2,190,721

 

2,079,863

 

5.3

 

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

4,440,547

 

4,227,198

 

5.0

 

 

 

PACIFIC

1,124,746

 

964,550

 

16.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM

24,807,335

 

24,553,943

 

1.0

%

 

 

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

14,601,744

 

14,724,831

 

-0.8

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

10,205,591

 

9,829,111

 

3.8

 

 

 

ATLANTIC

3,099,982

 

3,205,595

 

-3.3

 

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

5,615,997

 

5,344,603

 

5.1

 

 

 

PACIFIC

1,489,612

 

1,278,913

 

16.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOAD FACTOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM

77.2

%

75.3

%

1.9

Pts

 

 

D.O.T. DOMESTIC

78

 

76.2

 

1.8

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

76

 

74

 

2.0

 

 

 

ATLANTIC

70.7

 

64.9

 

5.8

 

 

 

LATIN AMERICA

79.1

 

79.1

 

0.0

 

 

 

PACIFIC

75.5

 

75.4

 

0.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PASSENGERS BOARDED

13,183,088

 

12,686,119

 

3.9

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

276,264

 

276,160

 

0.0

%

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.

Current AMR Corp. releases can be accessed on the Internet.

The address is http://www.aa.com/

SOURCE American Airlines

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