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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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