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    American Airlines Reports March Traffic 2012

    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines reported a March load factor of 82.5 percent, an increase of 2.2 points versus the same period last year. Traffic increased by 1.3 percent, while capacity was lower by 1.4 percent year-over-year.

    International traffic increased by 3.5 percent relative to last year as capacity increased by 0.3 percent, resulting in an increase in international load factor of 2.5 points versus March of last year. Domestic load factor was 84.3 percent, an increase of 2.1 points year-over-year. Domestic capacity and traffic were 2.6 percent and 0.1 percent lower year-over-year respectively.

    American boarded 7.6 million passengers in March.

    Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

     

    March

       

    2012

     

    2011

     

    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

          
     

    SYSTEM

    10,796,538

     

    10,658,671

     

    1.3

    %

      

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    6,612,815

     

    6,616,248

     

    -0.1

     
      

    INTERNATIONAL

    4,183,723

     

    4,042,423

     

    3.5

     
      

    ATLANTIC

    1,283,571

     

    1,258,452

     

    2.0

     
      

    LATIN AMERICA

    2,260,281

     

    2,219,626

     

    1.8

     
      

    PACIFIC

    639,871

     

    564,345

     

    13.4

     
           

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

          
     

    SYSTEM

    13,092,492

     

    13,283,876

     

    -1.4

    %

      

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    7,847,371

     

    8,054,648

     

    -2.6

     
      

    INTERNATIONAL

    5,245,121

     

    5,229,228

     

    0.3

     
      

    ATLANTIC

    1,622,785

     

    1,759,184

     

    -7.8

     
      

    LATIN AMERICA

    2,841,080

     

    2,719,291

     

    4.5

     
      

    PACIFIC

    781,256

     

    750,753

     

    4.1

     
           

    LOAD FACTOR

          
     

    SYSTEM

    82.5

    %

    80.2

    %

    2.2

    Pts

      

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    84.3

     

    82.1

     

    2.1

     
      

    INTERNATIONAL

    79.8

     

    77.3

     

    2.5

     
      

    ATLANTIC

    79.1

     

    71.5

     

    7.6

     
      

    LATIN AMERICA

    79.6

     

    81.6

     

    -2.1

     
      

    PACIFIC

    81.9

     

    75.2

     

    6.7

     
           

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

    7,602,079

     

    7,422,002

     

    2.4

    %

             

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

    168,363

     

    162,894

     

    3.4

    %

     

    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

      

    YEAR-TO-DATE March

     
       

    2012

     

    2011

     

    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

          
     

    SYSTEM

    29,948,641

     

    29,156,315

     

    2.7

    %

      

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    18,008,044

     

    17,842,281

     

    0.9

     
      

    INTERNATIONAL

    11,940,597

     

    11,314,034

     

    5.5

     
      

    ATLANTIC

    3,474,288

     

    3,338,314

     

    4.1

     
      

    LATIN AMERICA

    6,702,095

     

    6,446,824

     

    4.0

     
      

    PACIFIC

    1,764,214

     

    1,528,895

     

    15.4

     
           

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

          
     

    SYSTEM

    37,900,339

     

    37,837,819

     

    0.2

    %

      

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    22,448,010

     

    22,779,479

     

    -1.5

     
      

    INTERNATIONAL

    15,452,329

     

    15,058,340

     

    2.6

     
      

    ATLANTIC

    4,722,730

     

    4,964,779

     

    -4.9

     
      

    LATIN AMERICA

    8,458,804

     

    8,063,894

     

    4.9

     
      

    PACIFIC

    2,270,796

     

    2,029,666

     

    11.9

     
           

    LOAD FACTOR

          
     

    SYSTEM

    79.0

    %

    77.1

    %

    2.0

    Pts

      

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    80.2

     

    78.3

     

    1.9

     
      

    INTERNATIONAL

    77.3

     

    75.1

     

    2.1

     
      

    ATLANTIC

    73.6

     

    67.2

     

    6.3

     
      

    LATIN AMERICA

    79.2

     

    79.9

     

    -0.7

     
      

    PACIFIC

    77.7

     

    75.3

     

    2.4

     
           

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

    20,787,766

     

    20,108,121

     

    3.4

    %

             

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

    444,417

     

    439,054

     

    1.2

    %

    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.

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