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American Airlines traffic declines 2.8% in August, capacity up 1.4%

Staff Writer |
American Airlines Group reported August and year-to-date 2016 traffic results. Total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) were 20.4 billion, down 2.8 percent versus August 2015.

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Total capacity was 24.7 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 1.4 percent versus August 2015. Total passenger load factor was 82.9 percent, down 3.6 percentage points versus August 2015.

American Airlines continues to expect its third quarter 2016 total revenue per available seat mile to be down approximately 3.0 to 5.0 percent year-over-year.

In addition, American Airlines continues to expect its third quarter pretax margin excluding special items to be between 12 and 14 percent.

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