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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.

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