American Airlines Reports December Traffic

Jan 06, 2010, 09:00 ET from American Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported a December load factor of 80.6 percent, an increase of 1.4 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 1.6 percent and capacity decreased 3.3 percent year over year.

Domestic traffic decreased 2.1 percent year over year on 1.8 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 0.7 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 5.6 percent.

American boarded 7.1 million passengers in December.



                      AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
                    COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
                           EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

                                           December
                                        2009        2008   CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)
      SYSTEM                      10,155,821  10,316,401   -1.6%
                   D.O.T. DOMESTIC 6,281,821   6,413,912   -2.1
                   INTERNATIONAL   3,874,000   3,902,489   -0.7
                   ATLANTIC        1,412,622   1,471,923   -4.0
                   LATIN AMERICA   2,005,699   1,977,425    1.4
                   PACIFIC           455,679     453,142    0.6
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
      SYSTEM                      12,600,618  13,026,030   -3.3%
                   D.O.T. DOMESTIC 7,780,676   7,922,158   -1.8
                   INTERNATIONAL   4,819,942   5,103,872   -5.6
                   ATLANTIC        1,698,271   1,874,362   -9.4
                   LATIN AMERICA   2,557,334   2,665,581   -4.1
                   PACIFIC           564,337     563,929    0.1
    LOAD FACTOR
      SYSTEM                            80.6%       79.2%   1.4 Pts
                   D.O.T. DOMESTIC      80.7        81.0   -0.2
                   INTERNATIONAL        80.4        76.5    3.9
                   ATLANTIC             83.2        78.5    4.7
                   LATIN AMERICA        78.4        74.2    4.2
                   PACIFIC              80.7        80.4    0.4
    PASSENGERS BOARDED             7,075,158   7,278,277   -2.8%

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)     151,736     134,818   12.5%


                  AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
                COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
                       EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

                                            YTD December
                                         2009         2008  CHANGE

    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)
        SYSTEM                    122,376,766  131,726,036   -7.1%
           D.O.T. DOMESTIC         76,723,454   83,285,905   -7.9
           INTERNATIONAL           45,653,312   48,440,132   -5.8
           ATLANTIC                18,570,622   19,343,517   -4.0
           LATIN AMERICA           21,745,091   23,585,038   -7.8
           PACIFIC                  5,337,599    5,511,577   -3.2
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
        SYSTEM                    151,710,482  163,486,604   -7.2%
           D.O.T. DOMESTIC         92,925,210  101,814,268   -8.7
           INTERNATIONAL           58,785,272   61,672,336   -4.7
           ATLANTIC                23,675,696   24,599,328   -3.8
           LATIN AMERICA           28,364,151   30,337,013   -6.5
           PACIFIC                  6,745,425    6,735,994    0.1
    LOAD FACTOR
        SYSTEM                           80.7%        80.6%   0.1 Pts
           D.O.T. DOMESTIC               82.6         81.8    0.8
           INTERNATIONAL                 77.7         78.5   -0.9
           ATLANTIC                      78.4         78.6   -0.2
           LATIN AMERICA                 76.7         77.7   -1.1
           PACIFIC                       79.1         81.8   -2.7
    PASSENGERS BOARDED             85,718,716   92,772,044   -7.6%

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)    1,656,128    2,005,375  -17.4%


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