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    American Eagle Airlines Reports December Traffic

    American Eagle reported a December load factor of 70.2 percent - up 0.9 points compared to the same period last year.

    American Eagle reported a December load factor of 70.2 percent - up 0.9 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic decreased 12.4 percent year over year as capacity decreased 13.5 percent.

    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

      December
      20082007CHANGE
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 588,080671,436-12.4 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES542,594623,942-13.0
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES45,48747,494-4.2
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 837,307967,729-13.5 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES764,628884,009-13.5
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES72,67983,721-13.2
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 70.269.40.9 Pts
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES71.070.60.4
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES62.656.75.9
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 1,420,8511,604,734-11.5 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES1,203,0311,386,462-13.2
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES156,996218,272-28.1
         
      Year-To-Date
      20082007Change
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 7,925,2488,905,781-11.0 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES7,382,8988,341,900-11.5
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES542,350563,881-3.8
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 11,291,84412,133,188-6.9 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES10,378,36811,214,431-7.5
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES913,476918,757-0.6
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 70.273.4-3.2 Pts
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES71.174.4-3.2
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES59.461.4-2.0
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 19,102,60821,220,199-10.0 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES16,558,16418,519,215-10.6
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES2,483,6202,700,984-8.0


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