FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines reported its systemwide traffic for August declined 9.3 percent from August 2001, on a capacity decrease of 9 percent. The system load factor was 75.7 percent, down 0.2 of a point from a year ago.
American’s on-time performance, reported to the Department of Transportation, was 83.6 percent, up 8.4 points from August 2001. The airline’s completion factor - the number of flights flown expressed as a percentage of the number of flights scheduled - was 98.9 compared to 97 in August 2001.
International traffic in August was down 12.1 percent while international capacity was down 10.8 percent. Domestic traffic was down 8.1 percent year over year on a capacity decrease of 8.3 percent.
American boarded 9 million passengers in August, down 10.2 percent from a year ago.