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American Airlines Reports March Traffic 2009

American Airlines reported a March load factor of 79.2 percent, a decrease of 4.8 points versus the same period last year.

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported a March load factor of 79.2 percent, a decrease of 4.8 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 10.9 percent and capacity decreased 5.6 percent year over year.

Domestic traffic decreased 10.6 percent year over year on 8.2 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 11.6 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 1.1 percent.

American boarded 7.4 million passengers in March.

AMERICAN AIRLINES
PASSENGER DIVISION

COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
(excludes charter services)

  March
  20092008CHANGE
REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 10,321,68411,589,953-10.9 %
 D.O.T Domestic6,617,0587,398,383-10.6
 International3,704,6264,191,570-11.6
 Atlantic1,335,0881,517,630-12.0
 Latin America1,902,8522,212,269-14.0
 Pacific466,686461,6721.1
     
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 13,039,06413,808,686-5.6 %
 D.O.T. Domestic7,993,7598,705,509-8.2
 International5,045,3055,103,177-1.1
 Atlantic1,852,1571,864,755-0.7
 Latin America2,610,0132,714,315-3.8
 Pacific583,135524,10711.3
     
LOAD FACTOR    
SYSTEM 79.283.9-4.8 PTS
 D.O.T. Domestic82.885.0-2.2
 International73.482.1-8.7
 Atlantic72.181.4-9.3
 Latin America72.981.5-8.6
 Pacific80.088.1-8.1
     
PASSENGERS BOARDED 7,422,0638,241,368-9.9 %
SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 133,037174,042-23.6 %
     
  Year-To-Date March
  20092008Change
REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 28,588,76332,482,561-12.0 %
 D.O.T. Domestic18,068,90620,687,567-12.7
 International10,519,85711,794,994-10.8
 Atlantic3,580,8604,051,392-11.6
 Latin America5,659,6616,424,125-11.9
 Pacific1,279,3361,319,477-3.0
     
AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 37,775,32841,044,789-8.0 %
 D.O.T. Domestic23,056,02225,819,464-10.7
 International14,719,30615,225,325-3.3
 Atlantic5,292,8675,497,545-3.7
 Latin America7,747,1988,116,909-4.6
 Pacific1,679,2401,610,8734.2
     
LOAD FACTOR    
SYSTEM 75.779.1-3.5 PTS
 D.O.T. Domestic78.480.1-1.8
 International71.577.5-6.0
 Atlantic67.773.7-6.0
 Latin America73.179.1-6.1
 Pacific76.281.9-5.7
     
PASSENGERS BOARDED 20,330,80523,050,529-11.8 %
SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES 370,589504,921-26.6 %

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