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American Eagle Airlines Reports October Traffic

American Eagle reported an October load factor of 73.3 percent - an increase of 3.7 points compared to the same period last year.

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle reported an October load factor of 73.3 percent - an increase of 3.7 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic increased 6.0 percent year over year as capacity increased 0.7 percent.

American Eagle boarded nearly 1.7 million passengers in October.

Detailed traffic and capacity data are on the following page.

AMERICAN EAGLE

COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

  October
  20092008CHANGE
PASSENGER MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 680,078641,7956.0 %
 AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES636,602599,5186.2
 EXECUTIVE AIRLINES43,47642,2772.8
     
SEAT MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 927,413921,3160.7
 AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES850,460850,3960.0
 EXECUTIVE AIRLINES76,95370,9208.5
     
LOAD FACTOR    
SYSTEM 73.369.73.7
 AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES74.970.54.4
 EXECUTIVE AIRLINES56.559.6-3.1
     
PASSENGERS BOARDED    
SYSTEM 1,686,3031,577,8216.9
 AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES1,461,2331,370,1846.6
 EXECUTIVE AIRLINES225,070207,6378.4
     
  Year-To-Date
  20092008Change
PASSENGER MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 6,428,6026,769,050-5.0 %
 AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES5,972,7406,315,194-5.4
 EXECUTIVE AIRLINES455,861453,8560.4
     
SEAT MILES (000)    
SYSTEM 8,972,8889,610,381-6.6 %
 AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES8,184,2228,845,766-7.5
 EXECUTIVE AIRLINES788,666764,6153.1
     
LOAD FACTOR    
SYSTEM 71.670.41.2 pts
 AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES73.071.41.6
 EXECUTIVE AIRLINES57.859.4-1.6
     
PASSENGERS BOARDED    
SYSTEM 15,645,10016,294,868-4.0 %
 AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES13,370,11914,174,429-5.7
 EXECUTIVE AIRLINES2,274,9812,120,4397.3

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SOURCE: American Eagle Airlines

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