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    American Airlines Reports September Traffic

    American Airlines reported a September load factor of 76.6 percent, a decline of 1.8 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 9.1 percent and capacity decreased 7.0 percent year over year.

    Domestic traffic decreased 11.7 percent year over year on 9.4 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 4.8 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 2.7 percent.

    American boarded 6.8 million passengers in September.
     

    AMERICAN AIRLINES
    PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    (excludes charter services)

      September
      20082007CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 9,858,29110,849,454-9.1 %
     D.O.T Domestic6,083,7336,886,530-11.7
     International3,774,5583,962,924-4.8
     Atlantic1,702,6671,824,083-6.7
     Latin America1,625,9041,672,865-2.8
     Pacific445,987465,976-4.3
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 12,869,75013,832,902-7.0 %
     D.O.T. Domestic8,003,2918,833,819-9.4
     International4,866,4594,999,083-2.7
     Atlantic2,184,9732,217,043-1.4
     Latin America2,116,9182,223,942-4.8
     Pacific564,568558,0991.2
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 76.678.4-1.8 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic76.078.0-1.9
     International77.679.3-1.7
     Atlantic77.982.3-4.3
     Latin America76.875.21.6
     Pacific79.083.5-4.5
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 6,762,9797,518,518-10.0 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 159,128172,429-7.7 %
         
      Year-To-Date September
      20082007Change
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 101,363,593104,514,276-3.0 %
     D.O.T. Domestic64,334,62467,954,578-5.3
     International37,028,96936,559,6981.3
     Atlantic14,789,10715,101,398-2.1
     Latin America18,084,15417,241,8784.9
     Pacific4,155,7084,216,421-1.4
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 124,713,362127,580,658-2.2 %
     D.O.T. Domestic78,019,59681,377,832-4.1
     International46,693,76646,202,8271.1
     Atlantic18,710,22118,864,366-0.8
     Latin America22,958,51622,288,9283.0
     Pacific5,025,0295,049,533-0.5
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 81.381.9-0.6 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic82.583.5-1.0
     International79.379.10.2
     Atlantic79.080.1-1.0
     Latin America78.877.41.4
     Pacific82.783.5-0.8
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 71,335,87674,076,068-3.7 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES 1,547,4491,574,060-1.7 %

    Current AMR Corp. releases can be accessed on the Internet. The address is http://www.aa.com/

     

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

    SOURCE: American Airlines, Inc.

    CONTACT: Tim Wagner, Corporate Communications of American Airlines, Fort
    Worth, Texas, +1-817-967-1577, corp.comm@aa.com

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

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