AMR Corporation reported October 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 3.4% and 3.7% lower year-over-year respectively, resulting in a consolidated load factor of 82.3%, a decrease of 0.3 points versus the same period last year. International load factor increased 0.5 points to 81.3%, as traffic decreased 0.6% on 1.2% less capacity. The Pacific entity recorded the highest year-over-year increase in load factor of 4.9 points, resulting in a load factor of 82.8% for the month of October. Domestic capacity and traffic were 5% and 6% lower year-over-year, respectively, resulting in a domestic load factor of 84%, 0.9 points lower compared to the same period last year. October's consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile, or PRASM, increased an estimated 0.4% versus the same period last year. Absent the recent operational disruption that affected bookings for October travel, PRASM would have been approximately 3.1% higher than in October 2011. Separately, American Airlines and American Eagle cancelled more than 2,000 flights as a result of Hurricane Sandy; however, the impact on PRASM was not significant.
- American Airlines