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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

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