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    American Eagle Airlines Reports September Traffic

    American Eagle reported a September load factor of 64.5 percent -- down 5.7 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic decreased 17.2 percent year over year as capacity decreased 9.9 percent.

    American Eagle boarded 1.4 million passengers in September.

    AMERICAN EAGLE

    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

      September
      20082007CHANGE
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 587,440709,411-17.2 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES557,478671,069-16.9
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES29,96338,342-21.9
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 910,7071,010,514-9.9 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES849,460936,684-9.3
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES61,24773,830-17.0
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 64.570.2-5.7 pts
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES65.671.6-6.0
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES48.951.9-3.0
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 1,406,0831,684,766-16.5 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES1,262,0891,512,424-16.6
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES143,994172,342-16.4
         
      Year-To-Date
      20082007Change
    PASSENGER MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 6,127,2016,751,049-9.2 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES5,715,6696,325,821-9.6
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES411,532425,229-3.2
         
    SEAT MILES (000)    
    SYSTEM 8,689,0699,128,220-4.8 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES7,995,3698,443,391-5.3
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES693,700684,8291.3
         
    LOAD FACTOR    
    SYSTEM 70.574.0-3.5 pts
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES71.574.9-3.4
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES59.362.1-2.8
         
    PASSENGERS BOARDED    
    SYSTEM 14,716,87716,044,764-8.3 %
     AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES12,804,24513,991,393-8.5
     EXECUTIVE AIRLINES1,912,6322,053,371-6.9

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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, Fort Worth, Texas, +1-817-967-1577, corp.comm@aa.com

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

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