American Eagle Reports December Traffic

American Eagle Airlines today reported systemwide traffic for December
increased 18.0 percent from December 2002, on a capacity increase of 15.3
percent. System load factor was 64.6 percent, up 1.5 points year over year.

American Eagle boarded 1.3 million passengers in December, up 7.8 percent
from December 2002.

As measured by the number of passengers carried each year, American Eagle
is the largest U.S. regional airline, operating over 1,300 daily flights
to more than 130 cities throughout the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Mexico and the Caribbean. American Airlines is the world`s largest
carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) regional
carriers serve more than 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than
3,900 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000
aircraft. American`s award-winning Web site,, provides users with
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American Eagle editorial, based on news release distributed by PR Newswire.