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    American Airlines Reports September Traffic

    American Airlines reported a September load factor of 80.1 percent, an increase of 0.6 points versus the same period last year.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported a September load factor of 80.1 percent, an increase of 0.6 points versus the same period last year. Traffic increased 5.6 percent and capacity increased 4.8 percent year over year.

    Domestic traffic increased 1.6 percent year over year on 1.5 percent more capacity.  International traffic increased by 12.2 percent relative to last year on a capacity increase of 10.1 percent.

    American boarded 6.7 million passengers in September.

    Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.

    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES




    September







    2010


    2009


    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)








    SYSTEM

    10,049,977


    9,517,400


    5.6

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    6,022,158


    5,927,287


    1.6




    INTERNATIONAL

    4,027,819


    3,590,113


    12.2




    ATLANTIC

    1,816,915


    1,634,999


    11.1




    LATIN AMERICA

    1,672,726


    1,545,319


    8.2




    PACIFIC

    538,178


    409,795


    31.3


    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)








    SYSTEM

    12,552,926


    11,983,141


    4.8

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    7,563,993


    7,453,806


    1.5




    INTERNATIONAL

    4,988,933


    4,529,335


    10.1




    ATLANTIC

    2,152,203


    2,005,107


    7.3




    LATIN AMERICA

    2,175,511


    1,991,487


    9.2




    PACIFIC

    661,219


    532,742


    24.1


    LOAD FACTOR SYSTEM

    80.1

    %

    79.4

    %

    0.6

    Pts



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    79.6


    79.5


    0.1




    INTERNATIONAL

    80.7


    79.3


    1.5




    ATLANTIC

    84.4


    81.5


    2.9




    LATIN AMERICA

    76.9


    77.6


    -0.7




    PACIFIC

    81.4


    76.9


    4.5


    PASSENGERS BOARDED

    6,691,872


    6,515,433


    2.7

    %










    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

    156,998


    141,224


    11.2

    %




    AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES




    Year-to-Date September







    2010


    2009


    CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)








    SYSTEM

    94,436,886


    92,489,980


    2.1

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    58,253,230


    58,030,342


    0.4




    INTERNATIONAL

    36,183,655


    34,459,638


    5




    ATLANTIC

    14,395,094


    14,175,387


    1.5




    LATIN AMERICA

    17,231,765


    16,274,273


    5.9




    PACIFIC

    4,556,796


    4,009,978


    13.6


    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)








    SYSTEM

    115,162,837


    114,858,572


    0.3

    %



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    70,059,545


    70,032,864


    0




    INTERNATIONAL

    45,103,292


    44,825,708


    0.6




    ATLANTIC

    17,726,510


    18,258,739


    -2.9




    LATIN AMERICA

    21,940,278


    21,485,146


    2.1




    PACIFIC

    5,436,504


    5,081,822


    7


    LOAD FACTOR SYSTEM

    82

    %

    80.5

    %

    1.5

    Pts



    D.O.T. DOMESTIC

    83.1


    82.9


    0.3




    INTERNATIONAL

    80.2


    76.9


    3.3




    ATLANTIC

    81.2


    77.6


    3.6




    LATIN AMERICA

    78.5


    75.7


    2.8




    PACIFIC

    83.8


    78.9


    4.9


    PASSENGERS BOARDED

    64,819,341


    64,829,268


    0

    %










    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

    1,401,541


    1,185,307


    18.2

    %




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