AMR Corp. reports March traffic up 1%

AMR Corporation reported March consolidated revenue and traffic results for its principal subsidiary, American Airlines, and its wholly owned subsidiary, AMR Eagle Holding Corporation. Consolidated capacity and traffic were 0.1% and 1% higher year-over-year, respectively, resulting in a consolidated load factor of 82.7%, an increase of 0.7 points versus the same period last year. Domestic capacity and traffic were 2.5% and 1.3% percent lower year-over-year, respectively, resulting in a domestic load factor of 85.3%, 1.1 points higher compared to the same period last year. International load factor of 80.5% was 0.7 points higher year-over-year, as traffic increased 4.4% on 3.4% more capacity. The Atlantic entity recorded the highest load factor of 83.2%, an increase of 4.1 points versus March 2012. March's consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile, or PRASM, increased an estimated 0.3% versus the same period last year. The company observed a decrease in close-in bookings, particularly in the second half of the month. On a consolidated basis, the company boarded 9.4M passengers in March.