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    AMR Reports April 2012 Revenue And Traffic Results

    FORT WORTH, Texas, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines Inc., today reported April 2012 consolidated revenue and traffic results for its principal subsidiary, American Airlines, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, AMR Eagle Holding Corporation.

    April's consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased an estimated 11.6 percent compared to the prior year period, driven by high load factors and a strong yield environment.

    The Company reported an April consolidated load factor of 82.9 percent, an increase of 2.5 points versus the same period last year. Consolidated traffic and capacity were lower by 0.2 percent and 3.2 percent year-over-year, respectively.

    International traffic increased 1.8 percent relative to last year, on 2.8 percent lower capacity, resulting in an international load factor of 81.7 percent, an increase of 3.7 points versus April of last year.

    Domestic load factor was 84.8 percent, an increase of 1.6 points year-over-year. Domestic capacity and traffic were 4.1 percent and 2.2 percent lower year-over-year, respectively.

    The Company's Results Are Detailed Below:

    AMR PRELIMINARY RESULTS SUMMARY

    April 2012 consolidated year-over-year PRASM change

    11.6%

    April 2011 consolidated PRASM (cents/asm)

    11.76

    April 2012 consolidated fuel price including effective hedges & taxes (dollars/gallon)

    $3.40

     

    AMR TRAFFIC SUMMARY

    EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

      

    APRIL

     

    Year-to-Date

      

    2012

    2011

    Change

    2012

    2011

    Change

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)

     

           
     

     

    Domestic

    6,252,873

    6,396,011

    (2.2)

    %

    24,259,605

    24,238,292

    0.1

    %

     

    International

    4,107,766

    4,034,890

    1.8

     

    16,050,238

    15,348,923

    4.6

     
     

       Atlantic

    1,568,274

    1,611,120

    (2.7)

     

    5,042,581

    4,949,434

    1.9

     
     

       Latin America

    1,944,566

    1,923,311

    1.1

     

    8,648,516

    8,370,136

    3.3

     
     

       Pacific

    594,926

    500,458

    18.9

     

    2,359,141

    2,029,353

    16.3

     
              
     

    Mainline

    10,360,639

    10,430,900

    (0.7)

     

    40,309,843

    39,587,215

    1.8

     
     

    Regional

    853,880

    807,460

    5.7

     

    3,223,347

    2,941,188

    9.6

     
     

    Consolidated

    11,214,519

    11,238,361

    (0.2)

     

    43,533,190

    42,528,404

    2.4

     
              

    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)

      

           
     

    Domestic

    7,370,984

    7,686,644

    (4.1)

    %

    29,816,734

    30,466,123

    (2.1)

    %

     

    International

    5,027,418

    5,170,340

    (2.8)

     

    20,482,564

    20,228,680

    1.3

     
     

       Atlantic

    1,887,108

    2,071,002

    (8.9)

     

    6,609,762

    7,035,782

    (6.1)

     
     

       Latin America

    2,389,497

    2,391,868

    (0.1)

     

    10,851,264

    10,455,762

    3.8

     
     

       Pacific

    750,813

    707,470

    6.1

     

    3,021,538

    2,737,136

    10.4

     
              
     

    Mainline

    12,398,403

    12,856,984

    (3.6)

     

    50,299,298

    50,694,803

    (0.8)

     
     

    Regional

    1,130,261

    1,114,589

    1.4

     

    4,459,505

    4,266,073

    4.5

     
     

    Consolidated

    13,528,664

    13,971,574

    (3.2)

     

    54,758,802

    54,960,876

    (0.4)

     
              

    LOAD FACTOR

      

            
     

    Domestic

    84.8

    83.2

    1.6

    Pts

    81.4

    79.6

    1.8

    Pts

     

    International

    81.7

    78.0

    3.7

     

    78.4

    75.9

    2.5

     
     

       Atlantic

    83.1

    77.8

    5.3

     

    76.3

    70.3

    5.9

     
     

       Latin America

    81.4

    80.4

    1.0

     

    79.7

    80.1

    (0.4)

     
     

       Pacific

    79.2

    70.7

    8.5

     

    78.1

    74.1

    3.9

     
              
     

    Mainline

    83.6

    81.1

    2.4

     

    80.1

    78.1

    2.1

     
     

    Regional

    75.5

    72.4

    3.1

     

    72.3

    68.9

    3.3

     
     

    Consolidated

    82.9

    80.4

    2.5

     

    79.5

    77.4

    2.1

     
              

    PASSENGERS BOARDED

       

            
     

    Mainline

    7,129,069

    7,121,256

    0.1

    %

    27,920,313

    27,229,377

    2.5

    %

     

    Regional

    1,804,277

    1,740,786

    3.6

     

    6,735,534

    6,411,285

    5.1

     
     

    Consolidated

    8,933,346

    8,862,042

    0.8

     

    34,655,847

    33,640,662

    3.0

     
              

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)

     

           
     

    Total

    151,878

    153,343

    (1.0)

    %

    596,708

    592,397

    0.7

    %

    Note:  Regional data is inclusive of American Eagle®, Executive Airlines®, and AmericanConnection®

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Information

    This news release could be viewed as containing forward-looking statements or information. Actual results may differ materially from the results suggested by the statements and information contained herein for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, the impact of the bankruptcy filings of the Company and certain of its U.S. subsidiaries, the Company's ability to refinance, extend or repay its near and intermediate term debt, the Company's substantial level of indebtedness and related interest rates, the potential impact of volatile and rising fuel prices, impairments and restructuring charges. The Company cannot predict what the ultimate value of any of its or its subsidiaries' securities may be and it remains too early in the Chapter 11 cases to determine whether holders of any such securities will receive any distribution in the Chapter 11 reorganization. The Company anticipates that its common stock will have minimal or no value on its emergence from Chapter 11. Readers are referred to the documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2011, which further identify the important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this news release. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement or information.

    About American Airlines

    American Airlines, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection® carrier serve 260 airports in more than 50 countries and territories with, on average, more than 3,500 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 900 aircraft. American's award-winning website, 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 and members-elect serve more than 900 destinations with more than 9,000 daily flights to 150 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, AmericanConnection, AA.com, and AAdvantage are trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. AMR Corporation common stock trades under the symbol "AAMRQ" on the OTCQB marketplace, operated by OTC Markets Group.

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