American Eagle Airlines Reports December Traffic

Jan 06, 2010, 09:01 ET from American Eagle Airlines

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Eagle reported a December load factor of 71.0 percent, an increase of 0.8 points compared to the same period last year. Traffic increased 6.6 percent year over year as capacity increased 5.5 percent.

American Eagle boarded 1.5 million passengers in December.

Detailed traffic and capacity data are on the following page.


                                    AMERICAN EAGLE
                        COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY

                                          DECEMBER
                                          --------
                                          2009         2008           CHANGE
                                          ----         ----           ------
    PASSENGER MILES (000)
        SYSTEM                          627,033      588,211           6.6%
          AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES       581,732      542,624           7.2
          EXECUTIVE AIRLINES             45,300       45,587          (0.6)
    SEAT MILES (000)
        SYSTEM                          883,087      837,308           5.5%
          AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES       802,558      755,989           6.2
          EXECUTIVE AIRLINES             80,529       81,320          (1.0)
    LOAD FACTOR
        SYSTEM                             71.0         70.3           0.8 pts
          AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES          72.5         71.8           0.7
          EXECUTIVE AIRLINES               56.3         56.1           0.2
    PASSENGERS BOARDED
        SYSTEM                        1,527,344    1,421,326           7.5%
          AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES     1,296,631    1,203,115           7.8
          EXECUTIVE AIRLINES            230,713      218,211           5.7


                                      YEAR-TO-DATE
                                      ------------
                                           2009            2008     CHANGE
                                           ----            ----     ------
    PASSENGER MILES (000)
        SYSTEM                         7,690,386       7,925,379     (3.0)%
          AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES      7,145,639       7,382,935     (3.2)
          EXECUTIVE AIRLINES             544,747         542,444      0.4
    SEAT MILES (000)
        SYSTEM                        10,757,195      11,291,845     (4.7)%
          AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES      9,809,580      10,369,728     (5.4)
          EXECUTIVE AIRLINES             947,616         922,117      2.8
    LOAD FACTOR
        SYSTEM                              71.5            70.2      1.3 pts
          AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES           72.8            71.2      1.6
          EXECUTIVE AIRLINES                57.5            58.8     (1.3)
    PASSENGERS BOARDED
        SYSTEM                        18,748,833      19,103,083     (1.9)%
          AMERICAN EAGLE AIRLINES     16,012,967      16,558,248     (3.3)
          EXECUTIVE AIRLINES           2,735,866       2,544,835      7.5

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