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American Airlines Reports April Traffic

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --American Airlines reported an April load factor of 82.0 percent, an increase of 0.7 points versus the same period last year. Traffic decreased 1.3 percent and capacity decreased 2.1 percent year over year.

Domestic traffic increased 0.2 percent year over year on 0.2 percent more capacity. International traffic decreased by 3.9 percent relative to last year on a capacity decrease of 5.7 percent. The decline in International traffic and capacity in April was a result of the partial closure of European airspace due to volcanic ash.

American boarded 7.1 million passengers in April.

Detailed traffic and capacity data are on the following pages.



                AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
               COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
                      EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

                                             April
                                       2010             2009           CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES
     (000)
      SYSTEM                     10,151,086       10,283,773        (1.3)%
                D.O.T.
                DOMESTIC        6,515,352        6,499,697          0.2
               INTERNATIONAL    3,635,734        3,784,076         (3.9)
               ATLANTIC         1,351,972        1,570,915       (13.9)
               LATIN AMERICA    1,824,048        1,776,211          2.7
               PACIFIC            459,714          436,950          5.2
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES
     (000)
      SYSTEM                   12,377,945       12,643,995        (2.1)%
                D.O.T.
                DOMESTIC        7,749,741        7,734,631          0.2
               INTERNATIONAL    4,628,204        4,909,363         (5.7)
               ATLANTIC         1,687,261        1,966,853       (14.2)
               LATIN AMERICA    2,382,850        2,378,094          0.2
               PACIFIC            558,093          564,416         (1.1)
    LOAD FACTOR
      SYSTEM                         82.0%            81.3%         0.7  Pts
                D.O.T.
                DOMESTIC             84.1               84    0     0.0
               INTERNATIONAL         78.6             77.1          1.5
               ATLANTIC              80.1             79.9          0.3
               LATIN AMERICA         76.5             74.7          1.9
               PACIFIC               82.4             77.4          5.0
    PASSENGERS BOARDED          7,146,276        7,241,987        (1.3)%

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES
     (000)                        149,704          127,935         17.0%



                AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSENGER DIVISION
               COMPARATIVE PRELIMINARY TRAFFIC SUMMARY
                      EXCLUDES CHARTER SERVICES

                                         YEAR-TO-DATE April
                                        2010            2009          CHANGE
    REVENUE PASSENGER MILES
     (000)
      SYSTEM                      38,844,379      38,871,497       (0.1)%
                 D.O.T.
                 DOMESTIC       24,512,713      24,567,434        (0.2)
                INTERNATIONAL   14,331,666      14,304,063         0.2
                ATLANTIC         4,914,580       5,151,788        (4.6)
                LATIN AMERICA    7,608,326       7,435,986         2.3
                PACIFIC          1,808,760       1,716,289         5.4
    AVAILABLE SEAT MILES
     (000)
      SYSTEM                    49,213,421      50,418,684       (2.4)%
                 D.O.T.
                 DOMESTIC       30,586,096      30,789,770        (0.7)
                INTERNATIONAL   18,627,326      19,628,914        (5.1)
                ATLANTIC         6,688,040       7,259,739        (7.9)
                LATIN AMERICA    9,734,432      10,125,591        (3.9)
                PACIFIC          2,204,853       2,243,584        (1.7)
    LOAD FACTOR
      SYSTEM                          78.9%           77.1%        1.8  Pts
                 D.O.T.
                 DOMESTIC             80.1            79.8         0.4
                INTERNATIONAL         76.9            72.9         4.1
                ATLANTIC              73.5            71.0         2.5
                LATIN AMERICA         78.2            73.4         4.7
                PACIFIC               82.0            76.5         5.5
    PASSENGERS BOARDED          27,315,763      27,574,956       (0.9)%

    SYSTEM CARGO TON MILES
     (000)                         596,764         498,571        19.7%



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