American Airlines Reports October Traffic

PRNewswire-FirstCall FORT WORTH, Texas Nov. 3 :

American Airlines, the world`s largest carrier, reported a monthly load
factor of 70.2 percent, an increase of 1.7 points compared to last year.
Year-over-year gains were achieved in both domestic and international
markets, with a load factor increase of 2.2 points in domestic markets and
0.3 points in international markets.

For the month, overall capacity declined 4.1 percent year over year, yet
traffic fell by a much smaller 1.7 percent. Domestic traffic was down 3.5
percent on a 6.6 percent capacity reduction. In international markets,
October traffic increased 3.0 percent on a year-over-year capacity
increase of 2.5 percent.