American Airlines, the world`s largest carrier, reported a monthly load
factor of 73.7 percent, an increase of 0.5 points compared to last year.
Year-over-year gains were achieved in both domestic and international
markets, with a load factor increase of 0.2 points in domestic markets and
0.9 points in international markets.
Despite a decline in capacity, December traffic was essentially unchanged
compared to last year. Traffic grew 10.2 percent in international markets,
with 8.9 percent more capacity year over year. In domestic markets,
traffic was down 4.2 percent year over year on a capacity decline of 4.5
American boarded 7.4 million passengers in November.