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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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