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    American Airlines Reports January Traffic

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines reported a January load factor of 78.5 percent, an increase of 2.7 points versus the same period last year. Traffic increased 1.4 percent, while capacity was lower by 2.1 percent year-over-year.

    International traffic increased 5.0 percent relative to last year as capacity increased 1.2 percent, resulting in an increase in international load factor of 2.9 points versus January last year. Domestic load factor was 78.0 percent, an increase of 2.6 points year-over-year. Domestic capacity and traffic were 4.4 percent and 1.1 percent lower year-over-year respectively.

    Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

     

     

     

    January

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2012

     

    2011

     

    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    10,004,510

     

    9,868,063

     

    1.4

    %

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    5,821,010

     

    5,884,828

     

    -1.1

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    4,183,500

     

    3,983,236

     

    5.0

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    1,186,096

     

    1,150,263

     

    3.1

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    2,384,593

     

    2,311,038

     

    3.2

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    612,811

     

    521,935

     

    17.4

     

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    12,740,158

     

    13,019,838

     

    -2.1

    %

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    7,467,575

     

    7,807,739

     

    -4.4

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    5,272,583

     

    5,212,098

     

    1.2

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    1,569,722

     

    1,704,570

     

    -7.9

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    2,939,341

     

    2,838,837

     

    3.5

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    763,520

     

    668,691

     

    14.2

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    78.5

    %

    75.8

    %

    2.7

    Pts

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    78.0

     

    75.4

     

    2.6

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    79.3

     

    76.4

     

    2.9

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    75.6

     

    67.5

     

    8.1

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    81.1

     

    81.4

     

    -0.3

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    80.3

     

    78.1

     

    2.2

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

    6,769,282

     

    6,706,457

     

    0.9

    %

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

    135,653

     

    137,744

     

    -1.5

    %

    Note: All load factor numbers rounded to nearest tenth of a percent.

    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. news releases can be accessed at http://www.aa.com

     

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