American Eagle Traffic Increased 17%, American Airlines Traffic up 5.6%

AMR Corp. reported that American Eagle Airlines’ September traffic increased 17.3 percent year over year as capacity increased 12.3 percent. September load factor was 71.7 percent, an increase of 3.1 points compared to the same period last year.


American Eagle boarded 1.6 million passengers in September.

AMR Corp also said September traffic at American Airlines rose
5.6% to 10.05 billion revenue passenger miles from 9.52 billion in the year-ago
period. A revenue passenger mile equals one passenger flown one mile. September
capacity at American increased by 4.8% to 12.55 billion available seat miles
from a year ago.

Load factor for American Airlines, or the percentage of seats filled with
passengers, in September rose to 80.1% from 79.4% last year.