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    American Eagle Airlines Reports March Traffic 2008

    American Eagle reported a March load factor of 73.4 percent -- down 0.7 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic decreased 9.5 percent year over year as capacity decreased 8.6 percent.

    American Eagle boarded 1.7 million passengers in March. 

    About American Eagle

    American Eagle operates over 1,700 daily flights to more than 150 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 over 40 countries with more than 3,900 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, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc.

    Detailed traffic and capacity data are on the following page.

    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

      March
      20082007CHANGE
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 685,088757,150(9.5) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES634,676708,897(10.5)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES50,41348,2524.5
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 933,5621,021,518(8.6) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES853,607946,351(9.8)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES79,95575,1676.4
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 73.474.1(0.7) PTS
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES74.474.9(0.5)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES63.164.2(1.1)
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 1,663,7501,797,412(7.4) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES1,428,4591,557,833(8.3)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES235,291239,579(1.8)
         
      Year-To-Date
      20082007Change
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 1,928,2142,041,639(5.6) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES1,786,7651,907,380(6.3)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES141,449134,2605.4
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 2,787,0682,946,063(5.4) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES2,546,5262,724,441(6.5)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES240,542221,6228.5
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 69.269.3(0.1) PTS
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES70.270.00.2
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES58.860.6(1.8)
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 4,651,2254,869,732(4.5) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES3,995,1684,211,701(5.1)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES656,057658,031(0.3)

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    First Call Analyst:
    FCMN Contact: rick.wilbins@aa.com

    SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines

    CONTACT: Andrea Huguely, Corporate Communications of American Eagle
    Airlines, +1-817-967-1577, corp.comm@aa.com

    Web site: http://www.aa.com/

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