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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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