American Airlines Group Reports May Traffic Results

             American Airlines Group Reports May Traffic Results

PR Newswire

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 9, 2014

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --American Airlines Group
(NASDAQ: AAL) today reported May 2014 and year-to-date traffic results.

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American Airlines Group's total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month
were 19.2 billion, up 2.1 percent versus May 2013. Total capacity was 22.9
billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 2.4 percent versus May 2013. Total
passenger load factor was 84.0 percent for the month of May, down 0.3 points
versus May 2013.

Based on two months of actual data and one month of forecast, the Company
expects its second quarter 2014 consolidated passenger revenue per available
seat mile (PRASM) to be up approximately 5 percent to 7 percent versus the
same period last year.

The following summarizes American Airlines Group traffic results for the month
and year-to-date ended May 31, 2014 and 2013, consisting of mainline-operated
flights, wholly owned regional subsidiaries and operating results from
capacity purchase agreements.

The Company believes it is more meaningful to compare year-over-year results
for American Airlines and US Airways on a combined basis. Accordingly, the
traffic results provided above and in the enclosed table combine the traffic
results for AMR Corporation and US Airways Group for all periods presented.



    American Airlines Group Traffic
    Results
                   May (a)                          Year to Date (a)
                   2014       2013       Change     2014        2013        Change
Revenue Passenger Miles (000)
    Domestic       10,973,275 10,794,427 1.7    %   51,662,066  50,625,870  2.0    %
     Atlantic    2,882,454  2,834,705  1.7    %   10,654,907  10,226,665  4.2    %
     Latin       2,712,419  2,559,461  6.0    %   14,069,250  13,564,733  3.7    %
    America
     Pacific     661,372    725,346    (8.8)  %   2,914,212   3,045,429   (4.3)  %
    International  6,256,245  6,119,512  2.2    %   27,638,369  26,836,827  3.0    %
    Mainline      17,229,520 16,913,939 1.9    %   79,300,435  77,462,697  2.4    %
    Regional       1,973,689  1,903,178  3.7    %   8,903,192   8,683,881   2.5    %
    Total Revenue
    Passenger      19,203,209 18,817,117 2.1    %   88,203,627  86,146,578  2.4    %
    Miles
Available Seat Miles (000)
    Domestic       12,567,024 12,481,290 0.7    %   60,721,056  60,015,280  1.2    %
     Atlantic    3,606,605  3,382,445  6.6    %   14,107,386  13,126,988  7.5    %
     Latin       3,556,897  3,173,015  12.1   %   18,426,181  17,039,999  8.1    %
    America
     Pacific     754,107    857,607    (12.1) %   3,553,824   3,802,600   (6.5)  %
    International  7,917,609  7,413,067  6.8    %   36,087,391  33,969,587  6.2    %
    Mainline      20,484,633 19,894,357 3.0    %   96,808,447  93,984,867  3.0    %
    Regional       2,388,121  2,432,477  (1.8)  %   11,298,689  11,535,494  (2.1)  %
    Total
    Available Seat 22,872,754 22,326,834 2.4    %   108,107,136 105,520,361 2.5    %
    Miles
Load Factor (%)
    Domestic       87.3       86.5       0.8    pts 85.1        84.4        0.7    pts
     Atlantic    79.9       83.8       (3.9)  pts 75.5        77.9        (2.4)  pts
     Latin       76.3       80.7       (4.4)  pts 76.4        79.6        (3.2)  pts
    America
     Pacific     87.7       84.6       3.1    pts 82.0        80.1        1.9    pts
    International  79.0       82.6       (3.6)  pts 76.6        79.0        (2.4)  pts
    Mainline      84.1       85.0       (0.9)  pts 81.9        82.4        (0.5)  pts
    Regional       82.6       78.2       4.4    pts 78.8        75.3        3.5    pts
    Total Load     84.0       84.3       (0.3)  pts 81.6        81.6        -      pts
    Factor
Enplanements
    Mainline       12,721,839 12,436,220 2.3    %   59,787,346  58,661,519  1.9    %
    Regional       4,625,805  4,437,038  4.3    %   20,717,345  20,256,844  2.3    %
    Total          17,347,644 16,873,258 2.8    %   80,504,691  78,918,363  2.0    %
    Enplanements
System Cargo Ton   204,983    192,629    6.4    %   961,645     867,688     10.8   %
Miles (000)
(a) Represents the combined traffic results of American and US
    Airways.
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.



About American Airlines Group

American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American
Airlines and US Airways. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional
carriers operating as American Eagle and US Airways Express, the airlines
operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to 339 destinations in 54
countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles,
Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The American
Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles programs allow members to
earn miles for travel, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and
everyday purchases. Members of both programs can redeem miles for tickets as
well as upgrades to First Class and Business Class. In addition, AAdvantage
members can redeem miles for vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and
retail products. American is a founding member of the oneworld alliance, whose
members and members-elect serve nearly 1,000 destinations with 14,250 daily
flights to 150 countries. Connect with American on Twitter @AmericanAir and at
Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines and follow US Airways on Twitter @USAirways and
at Facebook.com/USAirways.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Information

This document includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements may be identified by words such as "may," "will," "expect,"
"intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "plan," "project," "could,"
"should," "would," "continue," "seek," "target," "guidance," "outlook," "if
current trends continue," "optimistic," "forecast" and other similar words.
Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the expected
increase in PRASM, and other statements that are not historical facts.These
forward-looking statements are based on the current objectives, beliefs and
expectations of American Airlines Group Inc. (formerly named AMR Corporation)
(the "Company"), and they are subject to significant risks and uncertainties
that may cause actual results and financial position and timing of certain
events to differ materially from the information in the forward-looking
statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results
and financial position and timing of certain events to differ materially from
those described in the forward-looking statements: significant operating
losses in the future; downturns in economic conditions that adversely affect
the Company's business; the impact of continued periods of high volatility in
fuel costs, increased fuel prices and significant disruptions in the supply of
aircraft fuel; competitive practices in the industry, including the impact of
low cost carriers, airline alliances and industry consolidation; the
challenges and costs of integrating operations and realizing anticipated
synergies and other benefits of the merger transaction with US Airways Group,
Inc.; the Company's substantial indebtedness and other obligations and the
effect they could have on the Company's business and liquidity; an inability
to obtain sufficient financing or other capital to operate successfully and in
accordance with the Company's current business plan; increased costs of
financing, a reduction in the availability of financing and fluctuations in
interest rates; the effect the Company's high level of fixed obligations may
have on its ability to fund general corporate requirements, obtain additional
financing and respond to competitive developments and adverse economic and
industry conditions; the Company's significant pension and other
post-employment benefit funding obligations; the impact of any failure to
comply with the covenants contained in financing arrangements; provisions in
credit card processing and other commercial agreements that may materially
reduce the Company's liquidity; the limitations of the Company's historical
consolidated financial information, which is not directly comparable to its
financial information for prior or future periods; the impact of union
disputes, employee strikes and other labor-related disruptions; any inability
to maintain labor costs at competitive levels; interruptions or disruptions in
service at one or more of the Company's hub airports; any inability to obtain
and maintain adequate facilities, infrastructure and slots to operate the
Company's flight schedule and expand or change its route network; the
Company's reliance on third-party regional operators or third-party service
providers that have the ability to affect the Company's revenue and the
public's perception about its services; any inability to effectively manage
the costs, rights and functionality of third-party distribution channels on
which the Company relies; extensive government regulation, which may result in
increases in the Company's costs, disruptions to the Company's operations,
limits on the Company's operating flexibility, reductions in the demand for
air travel, and competitive disadvantages; the impact of the heavy taxation to
which the airline industry is subject; changes to the Company's business model
that may not successfully increase revenues and may cause operational
difficulties or decreased demand; the loss of key personnel or inability to
attract and retain additional qualified personnel; the impact of conflicts
overseas, terrorist attacks and ongoing security concerns; the global scope of
the Company's business and any associated economic and political instability
or adverse effects of events, circumstances or government actions beyond its
control, including the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations
and limitations on the repatriation of cash held in foreign countries; the
impact of environmental regulation; the Company's reliance on technology and
automated systems and the impact of any failure of these technologies or
systems; challenges in integrating the Company's computer, communications and
other technology systems; costs of ongoing data security compliance
requirements and the impact of any significant data security breach; losses
and adverse publicity stemming from any accident involving any of the
Company's aircraft or the aircraft of its regional or codeshare operators;
delays in scheduled aircraft deliveries, or other loss of anticipated fleet
capacity, and failure of new aircraft to perform as expected; the Company's
dependence on a limited number of suppliers for aircraft, aircraft engines and
parts; the impact of changing economic and other conditions beyond the
Company's control, including global events that affect travel behavior such as
an outbreak of a contagious disease, and volatility and fluctuations in the
Company's results of operations due to seasonality; the effect of a higher
than normal number of pilot retirements and a potential shortage of pilots;
the impact of possible future increases in insurance costs or reductions in
available insurance coverage; the effect of several lawsuits that were filed
in connection with the merger transaction with US Airways Group, Inc. and
remain pending; an inability to use NOL carryforwards; any impairment in the
amount of goodwill the Company recorded as a result of the application of the
acquisition method of accounting and an inability to realize the full value of
the Company's and American Airlines' respective intangible or long-lived
assets and any material impairment charges that would be recorded as a result;
price volatility of the Company's common stock; delay or prevention of
stockholders' ability to change the composition of the Company's board of
directors and the effect this may have on takeover attempts that some of the
Company's stockholders might consider beneficial; the effect of provisions of
the Company's Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws that limit foreign
owners' ability to vote and own its equity interests, including its common
stock, its preferred stock and convertible notes; the effect of limitations in
the Company's Certificate of Incorporation on acquisitions and dispositions of
its common stock designed to protect its NOL carryforwards and certain other
tax attributes, which may limit the liquidity of its common stock; and other
economic, business, competitive, and/or regulatory factors affecting the
Company's business, including those set forth in the Company's filings with
the SEC, especially in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of the
Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2014,
current reports on Form 8-K and other SEC filings. Any forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date hereof or as of the dates indicated in
the statements. The Company does not assume any obligation to publicly update
or supplement any forward-looking statement to reflect actual results, changes
in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting these forward-looking
statements except as required by law.

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SOURCE American Airlines Group

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