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    American Eagle Airlines Reports December Traffic

    American Eagle Airlines reported systemwide traffic for December decreased 6.7 percent from December 2006, on a capacity decrease of 5.6 percent. System load factor was 69.4 percent, down 0.8 points year over year.

    American Eagle boarded 1.6 million passengers in December.

    About American Eagle

    American Eagle operates more than 1,800 daily flights to more than 160 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 700 destinations in over 140 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

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2007

     

    2006

     

    CHANGE

     

     

    PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    671,436

     

    719,497

     

    (6.7)

    %

     

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    623,942

     

    673,925

     

    (7.4)

     

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

     

    47,494

     

    45,572

     

    4.2

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    967,729

     

    1,024,624

     

    (5.6)

    %

     

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    884,009

     

    948,189

     

    (6.8)

     

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

     

    83,721

     

    76,435

     

    9.5

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    69.4

     

    70.2

     

    (0.8)

    pts

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    70.6

     

    71.1

     

    (0.5)

     

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

     

    56.7

     

    59.6

     

    (2.9)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    1,604,734

     

    1,716,282

     

    (6.5)

    %

     

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    1,386,462

     

    1,496,181

     

    (7.3)

     

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

     

    218,272

     

    220,101

     

    (0.8)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    YEAR-TO-DATE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2007

     

    2006

     

    CHANGE

     

     

    PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    8,905,781

     

    8,995,012

     

    (1.0)

    %

     

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    8,341,900

     

    8,421,734

     

    (0.9)

     

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

     

    563,881

     

    573,278

     

    (1.6)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    12,133,188

     

    12,214,268

     

    (0.7)

    %

     

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    11,214,431

     

    11,300,883

     

    (0.8)

     

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

     

    918,757

     

    913,385

     

    0.6

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    73.4

     

    73.6

     

    (0.2)

    pts

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    74.4

     

    74.5

     

    (0.1)

     

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

     

    61.4

     

    62.8

     

    (1.4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

     

     

     

    21,220,199

     

    21,503,588

     

    (1.3)

    %

     

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    18,519,215

     

    18,765,715

     

    (1.3)

     

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

     

    2,700,984

     

    2,737,873

     

    (1.3)

     

     


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