American Airlines, the world`s largest carrier, reported a monthly load
factor of 68.9 percent in January, an increase of 2.0 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 1.0 point in international markets.
January traffic increased 3.8 percent compared to last year, driven by an
11.6 percent increase in international traffic. Capacity was up 9.9
percent in international markets. In domestic markets, despite a 2.9
percent reduction in capacity, traffic increased by 0.4 percent year over
year. For the system, capacity was up 0.8 percent compared to last year.
American boarded 6.95 million passengers in January.