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    American Airlines Reports May Traffic

    American Airlines reported a May load factor of 82.8 percent, an increase of 3.6 points versus the same period last year.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, June 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported a May load factor of 82.8 percent, an increase of 3.6 points versus the same period last year.  Traffic increased 4.1 percent and capacity decreased 0.4 percent year over year.

    Domestic traffic increased 1.4 percent year over year on 0.7 percent less capacity.  International traffic increased by 8.8 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 0.1 percent.

    American boarded 7.4 million passengers in May.

    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES













    May









    2010


    2009


    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)








    SYSTEM


    10,808,377


    10,380,661


    4.1

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    6,656,157


    6,563,404


    1.4




    INTERNATIONAL

    4,152,220


    3,817,257


    8.8




    ATLANTIC

    1,822,142


    1,765,129


    3.2




    LATIN AMERICA

    1,814,953


    1,596,479


    13.7




    PACIFIC

    515,125


    455,649


    13.1











    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)







    SYSTEM


    13,057,862


    13,115,629


    -0.4

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    7,893,863


    7,945,734


    -0.7




    INTERNATIONAL

    5,163,999


    5,169,895


    -0.1




    ATLANTIC

    2,172,419


    2,258,697


    -3.8




    LATIN AMERICA

    2,397,710


    2,327,891


    3.0




    PACIFIC

    593,870


    583,307


    1.8











    LOAD FACTOR








    SYSTEM


    82.8

    %

    79.1

    %

    3.6

    Pts



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    84.3


    82.6


    1.7




    INTERNATIONAL

    80.4


    73.8


    6.6




    ATLANTIC

    83.9


    78.1


    5.7




    LATIN AMERICA

    75.7


    68.6


    7.1




    PACIFIC

    86.7


    78.1


    8.6











    PASSENGERS BOARDED

    7,375,345


    7,224,468


    2.1

    %










    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)  

    168,953


    137,851


    22.6

    %



    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES













    YEAR-TO-DATE









    2010


    2009


    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)








    SYSTEM


    49,656,169


    49,252,159


    0.8

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    31,169,261


    31,130,838


    0.1




    INTERNATIONAL

    18,486,908


    18,121,321


    2.0




    ATLANTIC

    6,737,484


    6,916,917


    -2.6




    LATIN AMERICA

    9,425,548


    9,032,466


    4.4




    PACIFIC

    2,323,876


    2,171,938


    7.0











    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)








    SYSTEM


    62,273,663


    63,534,313


    -2.0

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    38,479,148


    38,735,504


    -0.7




    INTERNATIONAL

    23,794,516


    24,798,809


    -4.0




    ATLANTIC

    8,861,201


    9,518,436


    -6.9




    LATIN AMERICA

    12,134,654


    12,453,482


    -2.6




    PACIFIC

    2,798,660


    2,826,891


    -1.0











    LOAD FACTOR








    SYSTEM


    79.7

    %

    77.5

    %

    2.2

    Pts



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    81


    80.4


    0.6




    INTERNATIONAL

    77.7


    73.1


    4.6




    ATLANTIC

    76


    72.7


    3.4




    LATIN AMERICA

    77.7


    72.5


    5.1




    PACIFIC

    83


    76.8


    6.2











    PASSENGERS BOARDED


    34,694,696


    34,799,424


    -0.3

    %










    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)  

    765,981


    636,422


    20.4

    %



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    SOURCE American Airlines

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