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    American Airlines Reports September Traffic

    American Airlines, the world's largest airline and a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, reported a September load factor of 78.4 percent -- an increase of 2.9 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic increased 2.4 percent year over year as capacity decreased 1.4 percent.

    Domestic traffic increased 2.1 percent year over year on 0.6 percent less capacity. International traffic increased by 2.8 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 2.8 percent.

    American boarded 7.5 million passengers in September.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, 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 serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection® airlines, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. .

     

    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

     

     

    September

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2007

     

    2006

     

    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

    10,846,568

     

    10,596,816

     

    2.4

    %

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    6,886,511

     

    6,743,917

     

    2.1

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    3,960,057

     

    3,852,899

     

    2.8

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    1,821,976

     

    1,798,872

     

    1.3

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    1,672,100

     

    1,531,672

     

    9.2

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    465,981

     

    522,355

     

    - 10.8

     

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

    13,829,988

     

    14,028,909

     

    -1.4

    %

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    8,833,819

     

    8,887,014

     

    -0.6

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    4,996,169

     

    5,141,895

     

    -2.8

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    2,214,843

     

    2,239,202

     

    -1.1

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    2,223,156

     

    2,181,993

     

    1.9

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    558,170

     

    720,701

     

    -22.6

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

    78.4

    %

    75.5

    %

    2.9

    Pts

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    78.0

     

    75.9

     

    2.1

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    79.3

     

    74.9

     

    4.4

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    82.3

     

    80.3

     

    2.0

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    75.2

     

    70.2

     

    5.0

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    83.5

     

    72.5

     

    11.0

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

     

    7,514,091

     

    7,262,089

     

    3.5

    %

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

     

    172,321

     

    187,484

     

    -8.1

    %

     

    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

     

     

    YEAR-TO-DATE September

     

     

     

     

    2007

     

    2006

     

    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

    104,511,390

     

    106,208,987

     

    -1.6

    %

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    67,954,559

     

    69,146,813

     

    -1.7

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    36,556,830

     

    37,062,174

     

    -1.4

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    15,099,291

     

    15,461,408

     

    -2.3

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    17,241,113

     

    16,706,753

     

    3.2

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    4,216,427

     

    4,894,013

     

    -13.8

     

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

    127,577,744

     

    131,825,325

     

    -3.2

    %

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    81,377,832

     

    84,244,940

     

    -3.4

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    46,199,912

     

    47,580,385

     

    -2.9

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    18,862,166

     

    19,087,317

     

    -1.2

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    22,288,142

     

    22,195,100

     

    0.4

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    5,049,604

     

    6,297,969

     

    -19.8

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

    81.9

    %

    80.6

    %

    1.3

    Pts

     

     

    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    83.5

     

    82.1

     

    1.4

     

     

     

    INTERNATIONAL

    79.1

     

    77.9

     

    1.2

     

     

     

    ATLANTIC

    80.1

     

    81.0

     

    -0.9

     

     

     

    LATIN AMERICA

    77.4

     

    75.3

     

    2.1

     

     

     

    PACIFIC

    83.5

     

    77.7

     

    5.8

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

     

    74,071,641

     

    74,526,233

     

    -0.6

    %

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

     

    1,573,951

     

    1,640,207

     

    -4.0

    First Call Analyst:
    FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

    SOURCE: American Airlines, Inc.

    CONTACT: Tim Wagner, Corporate Communications, +1-817-967-1577,
    corp.comm@aa.com

    Web site: http://www.aa.com/

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