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American Airlines Reports July Traffic
FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug 04, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- American Airlines, the world's largest airline, reported a July load factor of 85.8 percent, a decline of 2.0 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 3.5 percent and capacity decreased 1.2 percent year over year.

Domestic traffic decreased 5.3 percent year over year on 3.0 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 0.2 percent relative to last year on a capacity increase of 2.0 percent.

     American boarded 8.8 million passengers in July.



                     AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
                   COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
                          EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

                                     July
                                      2008           2007          CHANGE
     REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)
       SYSTEM                      12,461,750     12,911,814        -3.5  %
                 D.O.T. DOMESTIC    7,870,461      8,309,853        -5.3
                 INTERNATIONAL      4,591,289      4,601,961        -0.2
                 ATLANTIC           1,892,786      1,965,118        -3.7
                 LATIN AMERICA      2,212,771      2,154,681         2.7
                 PACIFIC              485,732        482,162         0.7

     AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
       SYSTEM                      14,521,754     14,697,360        -1.2  %
                 D.O.T. DOMESTIC    9,017,387      9,298,773        -3.0
                 INTERNATIONAL      5,504,367      5,398,586         2.0
                 ATLANTIC           2,277,159      2,309,696        -1.4
                 LATIN AMERICA      2,647,452      2,531,263         4.6
                 PACIFIC              579,756        557,628         4.0

     LOAD
     FACTOR
       SYSTEM                            85.8  %        87.9  %     -2.0  Pts
                 D.O.T. DOMESTIC         87.3           89.4        -2.1
                 INTERNATIONAL           83.4           85.2        -1.8
                 ATLANTIC                83.1           85.1        -2.0
                 LATIN AMERICA           83.6           85.1        -1.5
                 PACIFIC                 83.8           86.5        -2.7

     PASSENGERS BOARDED             8,799,508      9,127,433        -3.6  %

     SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)     179,645        171,973         4.5  %



                     AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
                   COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
                          EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

                                   YTD July
                                       2008           2007          CHANGE
     REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)
       SYSTEM                      79,340,184     81,142,788         -2.2 %
                 D.O.T. DOMESTIC   50,623,040     52,987,452         -4.5
                 INTERNATIONAL     28,717,144     28,155,337          2.0
                 ATLANTIC          11,192,706     11,356,147         -1.4
                 LATIN AMERICA     14,299,900     13,536,143          5.6
                 PACIFIC            3,224,538      3,263,046         -1.2

     AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
       SYSTEM                      97,279,008     99,015,907         -1.8 %
                 D.O.T. DOMESTIC   60,971,333     63,223,042         -3.6
                 INTERNATIONAL     36,307,675     35,792,865          1.4
                 ATLANTIC          14,240,657     14,332,405         -0.6
                 LATIN AMERICA     18,189,076     17,548,710          3.6
                 PACIFIC            3,877,943      3,911,750         -0.9

     LOAD
     FACTOR
       SYSTEM                            81.6  %        81.9  %      -0.4 Pts
                 D.O.T. DOMESTIC         83.0           83.8         -0.8
                 INTERNATIONAL           79.1           78.7          0.4
                 ATLANTIC                78.6           79.2         -0.6
                 LATIN AMERICA           78.6           77.1          1.5
                 PACIFIC                 83.2           83.4         -0.3

     PASSENGERS BOARDED            56,128,487     57,746,421         -2.8 %

     SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)   1,217,489      1,232,103         -1.2 %


About American Airlines

American Airlines is the world's largest airline. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection(R) airlines serve 250 cities in over 40 countries with more than 4,000 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,000 aircraft. American's award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld(R) Alliance, which brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business, enabling them to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. Together, its members serve nearly 700 destinations in over 140 countries and territories. American Airlines, Inc. and American Eagle Airlines, Inc. are subsidiaries of AMR Corporation. AmericanAirlines, American Eagle, the AmericanConnection(R) airlines, AA.com, We know why you fly and AAdvantage are registered trademarks of American Airlines, Inc. (NYSE: AMR)

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SOURCE American Airlines, Inc.

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