American Airlines' consolidated passenger revenue per available seat mile (PRASM) increased 11.6% in April, driven by high load factors and a strong yield environment.
The carrier's consolidated traffic and capacity were lower by 0.2% and 3.2% year-on-year, respectively. The passenger load factor for the month grew 2.5 percentage points to 82.9%.
International traffic rose 1.8%, on 2.8% lower capacity, resulting in an international load factor of 81.7%, an increase of 3.7 percentage points.
Domestic traffic and capacity were 2.2% and 4.1% lower year-on-year, respectively. Its load factor rose 1.6 percentage points to 84.8%.
On a year-to-date basis, passenger traffic rose 2.4% and capacity fell 0.4%. The passenger load factor was down 2.1 percentage points to 79.5%.