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    American Eagle Airlines Reports December Traffic

    American Eagle Airlines reported systemwide traffic for December increased 1.6 percent from December 2005, on a capacity increase of 3.6 percent.

    American Eagle Airlines reported systemwide traffic for December increased 1.6 percent from December 2005, on a capacity increase of 3.6 percent. System load factor was 70.2 percent, down 1.4 points year over year.

    American Eagle boarded 1.72 million passengers in December, up 1.6 percent from December 2005.

    About American Eagle

    American Eagle is the largest U.S. regional airline, operating more than 1,800 daily flights to more than 140 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® airlines serve 250 cities in more than 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld® Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve more than 600 destinations in over 135 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation . AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.



    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    DECEMBER

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2006

     

    2005

     

    CHANGE

     

    PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    719,478

     

    708,268

     

    1.6

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    673,911

     

    662,878

     

    1.7

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    45,568

     

    45,390

     

    0.4

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    1,024,652

     

    989,491

     

    3.6

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    948,217

     

    913,584

     

    3.8

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    76,435

     

    75,907

     

    0.7

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    70.2

     

    71.6

     

    (1.4)

    pts

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    71.1

     

    72.6

     

    (1.5)

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    59.6

     

    59.8

     

    (0.2)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    1,716,238

     

    1,689,321

     

    1.6

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    1,496,155

     

    1,473,806

     

    1.5

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    220,083

     

    215,515

     

    2.1

     

     

    YEAR-TO-DATE

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2006

     

    2005

     

    CHANGE

     

    PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    8,994,994

     

    8,056,102

     

    11.7

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    8,421,720

     

    7,502,640

     

    12.3

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    573,274

     

    553,462

     

    3.6

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    12,214,296

     

    11,431,394

     

    6.8

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    11,300,910

     

    10,525,511

     

    7.4

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    913,385

     

    905,883

     

    0.8

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    73.6

     

    70.5

     

    3.1

    pts

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    74.5

     

    71.3

     

    3.2

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    62.8

     

    61.1

     

    1.7

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    21,503,544

     

    20,162,094

     

    6.7

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    18,765,689

     

    17,534,410

     

    7.0

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    2,737,855

     

    2,627,684

     

    4.2

     


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