American Airlines Reports July Traffic

    FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines,
 the world's largest airline, reported a July load factor of 85.8 percent, a
 decline of 2.0 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased
 3.5 percent and capacity decreased 1.2 percent year over year.
 
     Domestic traffic decreased 5.3 percent year over year on 3.0 percent
 less capacity. International traffic decreased by 0.2 percent relative to
 last year on a capacity increase of 2.0 percent.
 
 
American boarded 8.8 million passengers in July. AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES July 2008 2007 CHANGE REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) SYSTEM 12,461,750 12,911,814 -3.5 % D.O.T. DOMESTIC 7,870,461 8,309,853 -5.3 INTERNATIONAL 4,591,289 4,601,961 -0.2 ATLANTIC 1,892,786 1,965,118 -3.7 LATIN AMERICA 2,212,771 2,154,681 2.7 PACIFIC 485,732 482,162 0.7 AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000) SYSTEM 14,521,754 14,697,360 -1.2 % D.O.T. DOMESTIC 9,017,387 9,298,773 -3.0 INTERNATIONAL 5,504,367 5,398,586 2.0 ATLANTIC 2,277,159 2,309,696 -1.4 LATIN AMERICA 2,647,452 2,531,263 4.6 PACIFIC 579,756 557,628 4.0 LOAD FACTOR SYSTEM 85.8 % 87.9 % -2.0 Pts D.O.T. DOMESTIC 87.3 89.4 -2.1 INTERNATIONAL 83.4 85.2 -1.8 ATLANTIC 83.1 85.1 -2.0 LATIN AMERICA 83.6 85.1 -1.5 PACIFIC 83.8 86.5 -2.7 PASSENGERS BOARDED 8,799,508 9,127,433 -3.6 % SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 179,645 171,973 4.5 % AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES YTD July 2008 2007 CHANGE REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000) SYSTEM 79,340,184 81,142,788 -2.2 % D.O.T. DOMESTIC 50,623,040 52,987,452 -4.5 INTERNATIONAL 28,717,144 28,155,337 2.0 ATLANTIC 11,192,706 11,356,147 -1.4 LATIN AMERICA 14,299,900 13,536,143 5.6 PACIFIC 3,224,538 3,263,046 -1.2 AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000) SYSTEM 97,279,008 99,015,907 -1.8 % D.O.T. DOMESTIC 60,971,333 63,223,042 -3.6 INTERNATIONAL 36,307,675 35,792,865 1.4 ATLANTIC 14,240,657 14,332,405 -0.6 LATIN AMERICA 18,189,076 17,548,710 3.6 PACIFIC 3,877,943 3,911,750 -0.9 LOAD FACTOR SYSTEM 81.6 % 81.9 % -0.4 Pts D.O.T. DOMESTIC 83.0 83.8 -0.8 INTERNATIONAL 79.1 78.7 0.4 ATLANTIC 78.6 79.2 -0.6 LATIN AMERICA 78.6 77.1 1.5 PACIFIC 83.2 83.4 -0.3 PASSENGERS BOARDED 56,128,487 57,746,421 -2.8 % SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000) 1,217,489 1,232,103 -1.2 % About American Airlines American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 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(R) 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 nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection(R) airlines, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)
Current AMR Corp. releases can be accessed on the Internet. The address is http://www.aa.com

SOURCE American Airlines, Inc.

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