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    American Eagle Airlines Reports December Traffic

    American Eagle reported a December traffic increase of 19 percent year over year as capacity increased 16.8 percent.

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle reported a December traffic increase of 19 percent year over year as capacity increased 16.8 percent. December load factor was 72.3 percent, an increase of 1.3 points compared to the same period last year.

    American Eagle boarded nearly 1.6 million passengers in December.

    Detailed traffic and capacity data are on the following page.

    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY





    DECEMBER






    2010

    2009

    CHANGE

    PASSENGER MILES (000)






    SYSTEM

    745,927

    627,036

    19.0

    %



    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    697,802

    581,721

    20.0




    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    48,125

    45,315

    6.2









    SEAT MILES (000)






    SYSTEM

    1,031,329

    883,087

    16.8

    %



    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    948,191

    802,558

    18.1




    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    83,138

    80,529

    3.2









    LOAD FACTOR






    SYSTEM

    72.3

    71.0

    1.3

    pts



    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    73.6

    72.5

    1.1




    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    57.9

    56.3

    1.6









    PASSENGERS BOARDED






    SYSTEM

    1,582,060

    1,527,405

    3.6

    %



    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    1,340,345

    1,296,631

    3.4




    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    241,715

    230,774

    4.7











    YEAR-TO-DATE






    2010

    2009

    CHANGE

    PASSENGER MILES (000)






    SYSTEM

    8,516,154

    7,690,389

    10.7

    %



    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    7,985,380

    7,145,628

    11.8




    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    530,774

    544,762

    (2.6)









    SEAT MILES (000)






    SYSTEM

    11,751,314

    10,757,195

    9.2

    %



    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    10,802,245

    9,809,580

    10.1




    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    949,069

    947,616

    0.2









    LOAD FACTOR






    SYSTEM

    72.5

    71.5

    1.0

    pts



    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    73.9

    72.8

    1.1




    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    55.9

    57.5

    (1.6)









    PASSENGERS BOARDED






    SYSTEM

    19,036,206

    18,748,894

    1.5

    %



    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    16,246,141

    16,012,967

    1.5




    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    2,790,065

    2,735,927

    2.0





    SOURCE American Eagle Airlines

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