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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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