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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

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