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    American Eagle Airlines Reports July Traffic

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle reported a July load factor of 77.8 percent - an increase of 4.8 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic decreased 5.0 percent year over year as capacity decreased 10.8 percent.

    American Eagle boarded nearly 1.8 million passengers in July.

    Detailed traffic and capacity data are on the following page.

    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

      July
      20092008CHANGE
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 723,879761,769-5.0 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES669,735711,126-5.8
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES54,14550,6436.9
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 929,9901,042,352-10.8 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES848,826962,665-11.8
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES81,16479,6871.9
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 77.873.14.8 pts
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES78.973.95.0
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES66.763.63.2
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 1,773,6441,815,930-2.3 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES1,506,5491,582,781-4.8
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES267,095233,14914.6
         
      Year-To-Date
      20092008Change
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 4,444,2274,835,459-8.1 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES4,119,7274,502,311-8.5
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES324,499333,149-2.6
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 6,201,2296,767,603-8.4 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES5,645,4906,213,439-9.1
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES555,738554,1640.3
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 71.771.50.2 PTS
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES73.072.50.5
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES58.460.1-1.7
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 10,750,62611,627,133-7.5 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES9,138,90610,078,444-9.3
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES1,611,7201,548,6894.1


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