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    American Airlines Reports March Traffic 2008

    American Airlines, the world's largest airline, reported a March load factor of 83.9 percent -- an improvement of 1.5 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic decreased 2.8 percent year over year as capacity decreased 4.6 percent.

    Domestic traffic decreased 5.9 percent year over year on 6.7 percent less capacity. International traffic increased by 3.0 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 0.6 percent.

      American boarded 8.2 million passengers in March. About American Airlines

    American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, 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 serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

    Detailed traffic and capacity data are on the following pages.

    AMERICAN AIRLINES
    PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    (excludes charter services)

      March
      20082007CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 11,595,39511,933,419-2.8 %
     D.O.T Domestic7,398,9977,860,017-5.9
     International4,196,3984,073,4023.0
     Atlantic1,518,4511,521,640-0.2
     Latin America2,216,2732,045,3698.4
     Pacific461,674506,393-8.8
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 13,816,47314,476,789-4.6 %
     D.O.T. Domestic8,707,2489,335,240-6.7
     International5,109,2255,141,549-0.6
     Atlantic1,865,6381,901,153-1.9
     Latin America2,719,4262,667,5731.9
     Pacific524,161572,873-8.5
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 83.982.41.5 PTS
     D.O.T. Domestic85.084.20.8
     International82.179.20.8
     Atlantic81.480.01.4
     Latin America81.576.74.8
     Pacific88.188.4-0.3
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 8,238,8628,580,7511.5 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 174,239190,584-8.6 %
         
      Year-To-Date March
      20082007Change
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 32,488,00332,566,505-0.2%
     D.O.T. Domestic20,688,18121,341,106-3.1
     International11,799,82211,225,3995.1
     Atlantic4,052,2133,940,3842.8
     Latin America6,428,1295,927,8208.4
     Pacific1,319,4791,357,195-2.8
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 41,052,57641,680,869-1.5 %
     D.O.T. Domestic25,821,20326,800,654-3.7
     International15,231,37314,880,2142.4
     Atlantic5,498,4285,409,8161.6
     Latin America8,122,0197,816,8833.9
     Pacific1,610,9261,653,516-2.6
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 79.178.11.0 PTS
     D.O.T. Domestic80.179.60.5
     International77.575.42.0
     Atlantic73.772.80.9
     Latin America79.175.83.3
     Pacific81.982.1-0.2
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 23,048,02323,304,354-1.1 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES 505,118523,712-3.6 %

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    First Call Analyst:
    FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

    SOURCE: American Airlines

    CONTACT: Tim Wagner, Corporate Communications of American Airlines,
    +1-817-967-1577, corp.comm@aa.com

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