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    American Eagle Airlines Reports December Traffic

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle reported a December traffic increase of 8.8 percent year-over-year as capacity increased 9.0 percent. December load factor was 72.2 percent, a decrease of 0.2 points compared to the same period last year.

    American Eagle boarded more than 1.6 million passengers in December.

    Detailed traffic and capacity data follows.

    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    DECEMBER

     

     

     

    2011

     

    2010

     

    CHANGE

     

    PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    811,437

     

    745,971

     

    8.8

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    771,916

     

    697,834

     

    10.6

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    39,541

     

    48,137

     

    (17.9)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    1,124,551

     

    1,031,338

     

    9.0

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    1,057,491

     

    948,200

     

    11.5

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    67,060

     

    83,138

     

    (19.3)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    72.2*

     

    72.3*

     

    (0.2)*

    pts

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    73.0

     

    73.6

     

    (0.6)

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    59.0

     

    57.9

     

    1.1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    1,635,485

     

    1,582,163

     

    3.4

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    1,422,918

     

    1,340,398

     

    6.2

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    212,567

     

    241,765

     

    (12.1)

     

    *December 2011 load factor numbers rounded to nearest tenth of a point.

    YEAR-TO-DATE

     

     

     

    2011

    2010

    CHANGE

     

    PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    9,615,656

    8,516,198

    12.9

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    9,106,652

    7,985,412

    14.0

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    509,004

    530,786

    (4.1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    13,130,041

    11,751,323

    11.7

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    12,241,476

    10,802,254

    13.3

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    888,565

    949,069

    (6.4)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    73.2*

    72.5*

    0.8*

    pts

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    74.4

    73.9

    0.5

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    57.3

    55.9

    1.4

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    19,973,602

    19,036,309

    4.9

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    17,347,561

    16,246,194

    6.8

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    2,626,041

    2,790,115

    (5.9)

     

    *2011 Year-To-Date load factor numbers rounded to nearest tenth of a point.

    About American Eagle
    American Eagle – named Best Regional Airline in North America by the 2011 World Airline Awards – operates more than 1,500 daily flights to over 170 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean on behalf of American Airlines. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, 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 and members-elect serve approximately 900 destinations with more than 10,000 daily flights to 149 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. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

    AMR Corporation, and certain of its United States-based subsidiaries, including American Airlines, Inc. and AMR Eagle Holding Corporation, on Nov. 29 filed voluntary petitions for Chapter 11 reorganization in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. More information about the Chapter 11 filing is available on the Internet at http://aa.com/restructuring.

    Current AMR Corp. news releases can be accessed at http://www.aa.com

    SOURCE American Eagle

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