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American Airlines Reports September Traffic

American Airlines reported a September load factor of 81.4 percent, an increase of 1.3 points versus the same period last year.

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines reported a September load factor of 81.4 percent, an increase of 1.3 points versus the same period last year. Traffic increased 1.9 percent on a capacity increase of 0.3 percent year-over-year.

Domestic traffic increased 1.7 percent year-over-year on 1.1 percent less capacity, resulting in an increase in domestic load factor of 2.3 points versus September of last year. International traffic increased by 2.2 percent relative to last year, as capacity increased by 2.4 percent, resulting in an international load factor 0.2 points lower versus the same period last year.

American boarded 6.8 million passengers in September.

Detailed traffic and capacity are attached.


AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES




September







2011


2010


CHANGE

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)              








SYSTEM


10,244,401


10,052,771


1.9

%



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

6,124,993


6,022,855


1.7




INTERNATIONAL

4,119,408


4,029,915


2.2




ATLANTIC

1,826,808


1,817,551


0.5




LATIN AMERICA

1,723,741


1,674,188


3.0




PACIFIC

568,859


538,177


5.7









AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)








SYSTEM


12,592,724


12,554,652


0.3

%



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

7,480,111


7,563,807


-1.1




INTERNATIONAL

5,112,613


4,990,845


2.4




ATLANTIC

2,204,043


2,153,070


2.4




LATIN AMERICA

2,165,034


2,176,637


-0.5




PACIFIC

743,536


661,138


12.5









LOAD FACTOR








SYSTEM


81.4

%

80.1

%

1.3

Pts



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

81.9


79.6


2.3




INTERNATIONAL

80.6


80.7


-0.2




ATLANTIC

82.9


84.4


-1.5




LATIN AMERICA

79.6


76.9


2.7




PACIFIC

76.5


81.4


-4.9









PASSENGERS BOARDED

6,846,200


6,695,678


2.2

%










SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

148,904


157,152


-5.2

%





AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION

COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES




YEAR-TO-DATE September






2011


2010


CHANGE

REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)               








SYSTEM


95,816,673


94,439,679


1.5

%



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

57,734,857


58,253,928


-0.9




INTERNATIONAL

38,081,816


36,185,752


5.2




ATLANTIC

14,601,201


14,395,731


1.4




LATIN AMERICA

18,240,099


17,233,227


5.8




PACIFIC

5,240,516


4,556,794


15.0









AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)








SYSTEM


116,969,492


115,164,563


1.6

%



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

69,396,904


70,059,358


-0.9




INTERNATIONAL

47,572,588


45,105,205


5.5




ATLANTIC

18,289,154


17,727,377


3.2




LATIN AMERICA

22,542,181


21,941,404


2.7




PACIFIC

6,741,253


5,436,423


24.0









LOAD FACTOR








SYSTEM


81.9

%

82

%

-0.1

Pts



D.O.T. DOMESTIC

83.2


83.1


0




INTERNATIONAL

80


80.2


-0.2




ATLANTIC

79.8


81.2


-1.4




LATIN AMERICA

80.9


78.5


2.4




PACIFIC

77.7


83.8


-6.1









PASSENGERS BOARDED

64,984,640


64,823,147


0.2

%










SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

1,342,158


1,401,695


-4.2

%




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