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    American Eagle Airlines Reports March Traffic 2009

    FORT WORTH, Texas, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle reported a March load factor of 71.9 percent - down 1.5 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic decreased 6.1 percent year over year as capacity decreased 4.2 percent.

    American Eagle boarded 1.5 million passengers in March.

     

    Detailed traffic and capacity to follow.

    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

      March
      20092008CHANGE
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 643,069685,155(6.1) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES598,915634,680(5.6)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES44,15350,474(12.5)
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 894,187933,562(4.2) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES814,271853,607(4.6)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES79,91679,955(0.0)
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 71.973.4(1.5) PTS
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES73.674.4(0.8)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES55.363.1(7.9)
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 1,541,6601,663,971(7.4) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES1,320,2701,428,450(7.6)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES221,390235,521(6.0)
         
      Year-To-Date
      20092008Change
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 1,687,1251,928,280(12.5) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES1,564,9261,786,769(12.4)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES122,199141,511(13.6)
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 2,547,2962,787,068(8.6) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES2,314,7132,546,526(9.1)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES232,583240,542(3.3)
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 66.269.2(3.0) PTS
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES67.670.2(2.6)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES52.558.8(6.3)
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 4,079,0254,651,446(12.3) %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES3,469,8213,995,159(13.1)
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES609,204656,287(7.2)

     

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    SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines

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