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    American Eagle Airlines Reports February Traffic

    FORT WORTH, Texas, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Eagle reported a February traffic increase of 18.9 percent year-over-year as capacity increased 14.0 percent. February load factor was 70.2 percent, an increase of 2.9 points compared to the same period last year.

    American Eagle boarded almost 1.5 million passengers in February.

    Detailed traffic and capacity data follows.

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    FEBRUARY

     

     

     

    2012

     

    2011

     

    CHANGE

    PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    719,130

     

    604,730

     

    18.9

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    699,323

     

    567,258

     

    23.3

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    19,807

     

    37,471

     

    (47.1)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    1,024,176

     

    898,019

     

    14.0

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    990,905

     

    826,483

     

    19.9

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    33,272

     

    71,536

     

    (53.5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    70.2

     

    67.3

     

    2.9

    pts

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    70.6

     

    68.6

     

    1.9*

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    59.5

     

    52.4

     

    7.1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    1,458,806

     

    1.288,746

     

    13.2

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    1,353,109

     

    1,090,143

     

    24.1

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    105,697

     

    198.603

     

    (46.8)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    *February 2012 load factor change number rounded to nearest tenth of a point.

    YEAR-TO-DATE

     

     

     

    2012

    2011

    CHANGE

    PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    1,471,160

    1,286,755

    14.3

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    1,415.401

    1,206,500

    17.3

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    55,759

    80,255

    (30.5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    SEAT MILES (000)

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    2,142,973

    1,957,302

    9.5

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    2,042,801

    1,801,947

    13.4

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    100,172

    155,355

    (35.5)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    LOAD FACTOR

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    68.7

    65.7

    2.9*

    pts

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    69.3

    67.0

    2.3

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    55.7

    51.7

    4.0

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

     

     

     

     

     

    SYSTEM

    2,973,931

    2,736,041

    8.7

    %

     

     

    AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES

    2,675,138

    2,316,416

    15.5

     

     

     

    EXECUTIVE AIRLINES

    298,793

    419,625

    (28.8)

     

    *2012 Year-To-Date load factor change number 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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