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American Airlines Group reports record May traffic results

American Airlines Group reports record May traffic results

American Airlines Group today reported May and year-to-date 2017 traffic results.

American Airlines Group’s total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were a record 19.9 billion, up 2.6 percent versus May 2016. Total capacity was 24.3 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 2.3 percent versus May 2016. Total passenger load factor was 82.1 percent, up 0.2 percentage points versus May 2016.

The Company continues to expect its second quarter 2017 total revenue per available seat mile (TRASM) to be up approximately 3.5 percent to 5.5 percent year-over-year. In addition, the Company continues to expect its second quarter pre-tax margin excluding special items1 to be between 12 percent and 14 percent.

The following summarizes American Airlines Group traffic results for the month ended May 31, 2017, and 2016, consisting of mainline-operated flights, wholly owned regional subsidiaries and operating results from capacity purchase agreements.

1. American is unable to reconcile certain forward-looking projections to GAAP as the nature or amount of special items cannot be determined at this time.

American Airlines Group Traffic Results
May Year to Date
2017 2016 Change 2017 2016 Change

Revenue Passenger Miles (000)

Domestic 10,927,953 11,090,514 (1.5 ) % 50,771,414 51,876,578 (2.1 ) %
Atlantic 3,078,695 2,711,012 13.6 % 10,028,382 9,677,622 3.6 %
Latin America 2,454,784 2,415,155 1.6 % 12,494,676 12,924,231 (3.3 ) %
Pacific 1,336,841 1,084,526 23.3 % 6,277,205 5,037,397 24.6 %
International 6,870,320 6,210,693 10.6 % 28,800,263 27,639,250 4.2 %
Mainline 17,798,273 17,301,207 2.9 % 79,571,677 79,515,828 0.1 %
Regional 2,137,770 2,135,092 0.1 % 9,937,139 9,720,140 2.2 %
Total Revenue Passenger Miles 19,936,043 19,436,299 2.6 % 89,508,816 89,235,968 0.3 %

Available Seat Miles (000)
Domestic 12,781,738 12,886,209 (0.8 ) % 60,662,359 61,705,281 (1.7 ) %
Atlantic 3,939,159 3,785,471 4.1 % 13,387,381 13,743,173 (2.6 ) %
Latin America 3,180,658 3,036,614 4.7 % 16,234,136 16,746,815 (3.1 ) %
Pacific 1,609,467 1,316,055 22.3 % 7,744,371 6,173,051 25.5 %
International 8,729,284 8,138,140 7.3 % 37,365,888 36,663,039 1.9 %
Mainline 21,511,022 21,024,349 2.3 % 98,028,247 98,368,320 (0.3 ) %
Regional 2,776,724 2,710,834 2.4 % 13,204,164 12,855,364 2.7 %
Total Available Seat Miles 24,287,746 23,735,183 2.3 % 111,232,411 111,223,684 – %

Load Factor (%)

Domestic 85.5 86.1 (0.6 ) pts 83.7 84.1 (0.4 ) pts
Atlantic 78.2 71.6 6.6 pts 74.9 70.4 4.5 pts
Latin America 77.2 79.5 (2.3 ) pts 77.0 77.2 (0.2 ) pts
Pacific 83.1 82.4 0.7 pts 81.1 81.6 (0.5 ) pts
International 78.7 76.3 2.4 pts 77.1 75.4 1.7 pts
Mainline 82.7 82.3 0.4 pts 81.2 80.8 0.4 pts
Regional 77.0 78.8 (1.8 ) pts 75.3 75.6 (0.3 ) pts
Total Load Factor 82.1 81.9 0.2 pts 80.5 80.2 0.3 pts

Enplanements

Mainline 12,690,517 12,648,957 0.3 % 58,512,785 59,066,442 (0.9 ) %
Regional 4,735,411 4,782,978 (1.0 ) % 21,806,910 21,682,515 0.6 %
Total Enplanements 17,425,928 17,431,935 – % 80,319,695 80,748,957 (0.5 ) %

System Cargo Ton Miles (000) 238,792 204,390 16.8 % 1,084,618 950,280 14.1 %

Notes:
1 ) Canada, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands are included in the domestic results.
2 ) Latin America numbers include the Caribbean.
3 ) Regional includes wholly owned subsidiaries and operating results from capacity purchase carriers.

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