FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines, the world`s largest carrier, reported a load factor of 66.7 percent for September, an increase of 2.8 points compared to the same period last year. The average load factor in domestic markets increased 3.8 points year over year to 65.6 percent. International markets operated with a load factor of 69.3 percent - equal to last year.
For the month, overall capacity declined 5.9 percent year over year, yet traffic fell by a much smaller 1.7 percent. Domestic traffic was down 2.5 percent on an 8.2 percent capacity reduction. In International markets, September traffic and capacity were virtually flat year over year.
American boarded 6.5 million passengers in September.