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    American Eagle Airlines Reports December Traffic

    American Eagle reported a December load factor of 71.0 percent, an increase of 0.8 points compared to the same period last year.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle reported a December load factor of 71.0 percent, an increase of 0.8 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic increased 6.6 percent year over year as capacity increased 5.5 percent.

    American Eagle boarded 1.5 million passengers in December.

    Detailed traffic and capacity data are on the following page.

    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

      December
      20092008CHANGE
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 627,033588,2116.6 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES581,732542,6247.2
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES45,30045,587-0.6
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 883,087837,3085.5 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES802,558755,9896.2
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES80,52981,320-1.0
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 71.070.30.8 Pts
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES72.571.80.7
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES56.356.10.2
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 1,527,3441,421,3267.5 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES1,296,6311,203,1157.8
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES230,713218,2115.7
         
      Year-To-Date
      20092008Change
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 7,690,3867,925,379-3.0 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES7,145,6397,382,935-3.2
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES544,747542,4440.4
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 10,757,19511,291,845-4.7 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES9,809,58010,369,728-5.4
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES947,616922,1172.8
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 71.570.21.3 Pts
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES72.871.21.6
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES57.558.8-1.3
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 18,748,83319,103,083-1.9 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES16,012,96716,558,248-3.3
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES2,735,8662,544,8357.5


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    SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines

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