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March 08, 2013

AMR reports 1.1 percent decline in passenger traffic for February

AMR Corp. said consolidated passenger traffic at American Airlines and American Eagle dropped 1.1 percent in February as the Fort Worth-based carrier cut capacity by 4.4 percent.

As a result of fewer flights, AMR said its load factor rose 2.6 percentage points to 77.9 percent, a record for the month of February.

Most of the capacity cuts were in its domestic network as capacity was down 5.0 percent. Passenger traffic declined 1.3 percent compared to February 2012.

International traffic decreased slightly to 0.8 percent with capacity down 3.8 percent in February.

Unit revenues at AMR increased an estimated 4.7 percent compared to the same period last year.

-Andrea Ahles


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