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    American Airlines Reports September Traffic

    American Airlines reported a September load factor of 79.4 percent, an increase of 2.8 points versus the same period last year.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported a September load factor of 79.4 percent, an increase of 2.8 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 3.5 percent and capacity decreased 6.9 percent year over year.

    Domestic traffic decreased 2.6 percent year over year on 6.9 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 4.9 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 7.0 percent.

    American boarded 6.5 million passengers in September.

    AMERICAN AIRLINES
    PASSENGER DIVISION

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    (excludes charter services)

      September
      20092008CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 9,515,3769,858,118-3.5 %
     D.O.T Domestic5,927,0126,084,138-2.6
     International3,588,3643,773,980-4.9
     Atlantic1,635,0401,702,619-4.0
     Latin America1,543,5321,625,378-5.0
     Pacific409,792445,983-8.1
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 11,980,75312,869, 299-6.9 %
     D.O.T. Domestic7,453,4918,003,389-6.9
     International4,527,2624,865,910-7.0
     Atlantic2,005,1192,185,091-8.2
     Latin America1,989,3342,116,323-6.0
     Pacific532,809564,496-5.6
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 79.476.62.8 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic79.576.03.5
     International79.377.61.7
     Atlantic81.577.93.6
     Latin America77.676.80.8
     Pacific76.979.0-2.1
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 6,512,3086,764,726-3.7 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 140,981158,920-11.3 %
         
      Year-To-Date September
      20092008Change
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 92,487,956101,363,420-8.8 %
     D.O.T. Domestic58,030,06764,335,028-9.8
     International34,457,88937,028,392-6.9
     Atlantic14,175,42914,789,059-4.1
     Latin America16,272,48518,083,628-10.0
     Pacific4,009,9754,155,704-3.5
         
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 114,856,184124,712,911-7.9 %
     D.O.T. Domestic70,032,55078,019,694-10.2
     International44,823,63546,693,217-4.0
     Atlantic18,258,75118,710,339-2.4
     Latin America21,482,99422,957,921-6.4
     Pacific5,081,8905,024,9571.1
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 80.581.3-0.8 Pts
     D.O.T. Domestic82.982.50.4
     International76.979.3-2.4
     Atlantic77.679.0-1.4
     Latin America75.778.8-3.0
     Pacific78.982.7-3.8
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED 64,826,14371,337,623-9.1 %
    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES 1,185,0631,547,240-23.4 %

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