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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.

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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