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    American Airlines Reports October Traffic

    American Airlines reported an October load factor of 83.1 percent, an increase of 4.0 points versus the same period last year.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported an October load factor of 83.1 percent, an increase of 4.0 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 2.6 percent and capacity decreased 7.3 percent year over year.

    Domestic traffic decreased 3.2 percent year over year on 7.3 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 1.6 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 7.2 percent.

    American boarded 7.1 million passengers in October.

    Detailed traffic and capacity data are on the following pages.


    AMERICAN AIRLINES
    PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    (excludes charter services)

      October
      20092008CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 10,239,72610,511,119-2.6 %
     D.O.T Domestic6,440,6056,651,040-3.2
     International3,799,1213,860,079-1.6
     Atlantic1,660,2831,685,834-1.5
     Latin America1,693,0291,704,014-0.6
     Pacific445,809470,231-5.2
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 12,238,44313,297,942-7.3 %
     D.O.T. Domestic7,687,5698,297,312-7.3
     International4,640,8745,000,631-7.2
     Atlantic1,981,3692,183,515-9.3
     Latin America2,104,6182,233,794-5.8
     Pacific554,887583,322-4.9
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 83.179.04.0 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic83.880.23.6
     International81.977.24.7
     Atlantic83.877.26.6
     Latin America80.476.34.2
     Pacific80.380.6-0.3
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 7,122,5187,437,440-4.2 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 158,135167,317-5.5 %
         
      Year-To-Date October
      20092008Change
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 102,729,706111,874,539-8.2 %
     D.O.T. Domestic64,470,94770,986,068-9.2
     International38,258,75940,888,470-6.4
     Atlantic15,835,67016,474,893-3.9
     Latin America17,967,30219,787,643-9.2
     Pacific4,455,7874,625,935-3.7
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 127,187,015138,010,853-7.8 %
     D.O.T. Domestic77,720,43386,317,006-10.0
     International49,466,58251,693,848-4.3
     Atlantic20,240,10820,893,854-3.1
     Latin America23,589,76425,191,715-6.4
     Pacific5,636,7095,608,2780.5
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 80.881.1-0.3 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic83.082.20.7
     International77.379.1-1.8
     Atlantic78.278.9-0.6
     Latin America76.278.5-2.4
     Pacific79.082.5-3.4
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 71,951,78678,775,063-8.7 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES 1,343,4421,714,558-21.6 %

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