American Eagle traffic rises 18.3 percent
October traffic on American Eagle jumps 18.3 percent; occupancy rises 2.1 percentage points
On Wednesday November 3, 2010, 7:26 pm EDT
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- American Eagle, the regional sister carrier of American Airlines, said its October traffic rose 18.3 percent.
American Eagle said it flew 804.5 million revenue passenger miles, or one paying passenger flown one mile. That was up from 680.1 million a year earlier.
Capacity rose 15 percent to 1.07 billion available seat miles, from 927.4 million a year earlier.
Capacity, called load factor, rose 2.1 percentage points to 75.4 percent.
For the first 10 months of the year, American Eagle traffic rose 9.2 percent to 7.02 billion revenue passenger miles. Capacity rose 8 percent to 9.69 billion available seat miles. Load factor rose 0.8 percentage points to 72.4 percent.
Shares of American parent AMR Corp. rose 52 cents, or 6.6 percent, to close at $8.37.