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American Airlines Reports November Traffic

FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Airlines reported a November load factor of 76.6 percent, a decline of 4.6 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 14.5 percent and capacity decreased 9.3 percent year over year.

Domestic traffic decreased 19.3 percent year over year on 15 percent less capacity. International traffic decreased by 5.4 percent relative to last year on a capacity increase of 1.3 percent.

    American boarded 6.7 million passengers in November.



                     AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
                   COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
                          EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

                                                    November
                                               2008          2007   CHANGE
     REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)
       SYSTEM                             9,531,878    11,146,025    -14.5 %
                        D.O.T. DOMESTIC   5,885,065     7,292,496    -19.3
                        INTERNATIONAL     3,646,813     3,853,528     -5.4
                        ATLANTIC          1,397,476     1,528,886     -8.6
                        LATIN AMERICA     1,816,839     1,871,138     -2.9
                        PACIFIC             432,498       453,504     -4.6

     AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
       SYSTEM                            12,445,425    13,722,504     -9.3 %
                        D.O.T. DOMESTIC   7,574,104     8,915,225    -15.0
                        INTERNATIONAL     4,871,321     4,807,279      1.3
                        ATLANTIC          1,831,849     1,904,237     -3.8
                        LATIN AMERICA     2,475,644     2,344,576      5.6
                        PACIFIC             563,828       558,466      1.0

     LOAD FACTOR
       SYSTEM                                  76.6 %        81.2 %   -4.6 Pts
                        D.O.T. DOMESTIC        77.7          81.8     -4.1
                        INTERNATIONAL          74.9          80.2     -5.3
                        ATLANTIC               76.3          80.3     -4.0
                        LATIN AMERICA          73.4          79.8     -6.4
                        PACIFIC                76.7          81.2     -4.5
     PASSENGERS BOARDED                   6,714,252     7,984,035    -15.9 %

     SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)           155,650       180,200    -13.6 %



                     AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
                   COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
                          EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

                                                  YTD November
                                               2008          2007   CHANGE
     REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (000)
       SYSTEM                           121,406,417   127,182,947     -4.5 %
                        D.O.T. DOMESTIC  76,871,133    82,766,326     -7.1
                        INTERNATIONAL    44,535,283    44,416,621      0.3
                        ATLANTIC         17,872,369    18,414,253     -2.9
                        LATIN AMERICA    21,604,482    20,850,643      3.6
                        PACIFIC           5,058,433     5,151,725     -1.8

     AVAILABLE SEAT MILES (000)
       SYSTEM                           150,456,278   155,607,832     -3.3 %
                        D.O.T. DOMESTIC  93,891,110    99,542,111     -5.7
                        INTERNATIONAL    56,565,169    56,065,720      0.9
                        ATLANTIC         22,725,703    22,988,685     -1.1
                        LATIN AMERICA    27,667,359    26,889,833      2.9
                        PACIFIC           6,172,106     6,187,203     -0.2

     LOAD FACTOR
       SYSTEM                                  80.7 %        81.7 %   -1.0 Pts
                        D.O.T. DOMESTIC        81.9          83.1     -1.3
                        INTERNATIONAL          78.7          79.2     -0.5
                        ATLANTIC               78.6          80.1     -1.5
                        LATIN AMERICA          78.1          77.5      0.5
                        PACIFIC                82.0          83.3     -1.3
     PASSENGERS BOARDED                  85,489,315    90,241,357     -5.3 %

     SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES (000)         1,870,208     1,942,062     -3.7 %



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SOURCE American Airlines

CONTACT:
Tim Wagner
Corporate Communications of American Airlines
+1-817-967-1577
corp.comm@aa.com

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