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    American Airlines Reports January Traffic

    American Airlines reported a January load factor of 73.8 percent, a decrease of 2.8 point versus the same period last year.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported a January load factor of 73.8 percent, a decrease of 2.8 point versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 11.7 percent and capacity decreased 8.3 percent year over year.

    Domestic traffic decreased 13.9 percent year over year on 11.6 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 8 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 2.8 percent.

    American boarded 6.7 million passengers in January.


    AMERICAN AIRLINES
    PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    (excludes charter services)

      January
      20092008CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 9,639,43910,913,870-11.7 %
     D.O.T Domestic5,898,9806,849,823-13.9
     International3,740,4594,064,047-8.0
     Atlantic1,236,2971,351,257-8.5
     Latin America2,056,5402,252,159-8.7
     Pacific447,622460,631-2.8
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 13,066,23714,252,441-8.3 5
     D.O.T. Domestic7,903,2668,941,662-11.6
     International5,162,9715,310,779-2.8
     Atlantic1,831,0001,906,676-4.0
     Latin America2,754,0182,828,681-2.6
     Pacific577,953575,4220.4
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 73.876.6-2.8 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic74.676.6-2.0
     International72.476.5-4.1
     Atlantic67.570.9-3.3
     Latin America74.779.6-4.9
     Pacific77.480.1-2.6
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 6,694,9227,669,728-12.7 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 120,454164,608-26.8 %

    About American Airlines

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