FORT WORTH, Texas Demand for international travel boosted traffic and a key revenue measure on American Airlines last month.
American parent AMR Corp. said Tuesday that passenger revenue for every seat flown one mile rose 1.7 percent in June to a record 14.39 cents.
Fort Worth, Texas-based AMR said passengers on American and regional subsidiary American Eagle flew 12.46 billion miles last month, up 2.4 percent from 12.17 billion miles in June 2012.
The airlines raised passenger-carrying capacity even faster -- by 2.6 percent -- so the average flight was 86.9 percent full, down from 87.1 percent a year earlier. Domestic flights, however, were more crowded than in June 2012.
Transatlantic traffic declined 1.8 percent, but traffic to and from Latin America rose 10.1 percent, and Asia Pacific traffic jumped 12.2 percent.